Advising & Coaching Services

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Welcome to Advising and Coaching Services Department.

Our advisors/success coaches provide crucial assistance for new students who need help navigating the ins and outs of CSN. They can also help every student gain the skills needed to succeed in college. Specifically, the department provides the following:

  • Academic advising and course planning for new to CSN and first-time college students, undecided students without a declared major and Associate of General Studies (AGS) Students
  • Skill-coaching in time management, self-advocacy, goal clarification, study skills and the development of personal plans for academic success
  • Clarification of institutional policies and procedures
  • Referrals to other campus resources
  • Coyote Orientation & Registration Events (CORE)
  • ACS chat room and email
  • E-ALERT referrals from faculty

NOTE: Academic advising for returning and continuing students with a declared major must meet with an academic counselor in your designated major. Your major will fall under one of CSN’s six academic schools.

Schedule an Advising or Counseling appointment in MyCoyotePLAN by following these steps:

  1. Visit and click "Login"
  2. Click MyCoyotePLAN Icon (or search for MyCoyotePLAN )  
  3. Log-in with your GoCSN username and password
  4. Select your desired campus location for Advising and Coaching Services Department or Academic Counseling
  5. Select an Advisor or Counselor name and next to their name click on the arrow
  6. Click “Schedule” and select “Advising” or "Academic Counseling"
  7. Choose the primary reason you wish to meet with an Advisor or Counselor
  8. Click "Continue"
  9. Select a date range and time that works best for you
  10. Click "Continue"
  11. Enter any additional information related to your appointment
  12. Confirm your appointment

To prepare for your appointment:

  • Have English & Math Placement Tests completed or ACT/SAT scores uploaded by Testing Dept.
  • Complete your Intake Form on MyCoyotePLAN

Health Program students can make an appointment here.