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Academic Advising

Welcome to Academic Advising

Academic Advising is Your Partner in Academic Success There’s more to academic advising than choosing your courses and creating your educational plan.  Keeping in touch with your academic advisor can help you stay on track in order to achieve your goals.

Academic Advisors can help you with:

  • Creating a plan to meet your academic goals
  • Skill-coaching in time management, self-advocacy, goal clarification, study-skills and the development of personal plans for academic success
  • Determining your transfer options
  • Providing information about campus resources and services
  • Balancing school with work and family commitments

Your academic advisor helps you understand your degree plan and makes recommendations on course selection each semester.  At CSN, students are required to meet with their academic advisor at the completion of 15, 30, and 45 semester credit hours.

When you enroll at the College of Southern Nevada, you’ll have an academic advisor who’s firmly in your corner.

Getting Started with Academic Advising

At CSN, Advising departments are designated based on your major. Health Sciences majors should visit https://www.csn.edu/health-sciences for more information about advising. Not sure which majors fall under Health Sciences?  Visit https://www.csn.edu/healtharea to see a list of our health programs.

Students pursuing all other majors should read and follow the information below for the General Academic Advising Department services.

Meet with an Advisor

Follow the instructions below to meet with General Academic Advising staff.

Advising Appointments

Appointments are 30 minute individual sessions and are available in person, by phone, or online on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:30 am- 4:00 pm. Students are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment for academic planning, discussions about choosing a major, degree audits, and to inquire about other types of support.


  1. Visit www.csn.edu and click “Login”
  2. Click MyCoyotePLAN  icon ( pictured above) or search for MyCoyotePLAN)
  3. Log-in with your GoCSN username and password 
  4. Select your desired campus location
  5. Select your Advisor
  6. Click “Schedule” and select “Advising” 
  7. Choose the primary reason you wish to meet with an Academic Advisor
  8. Click “Continue”
  9. Select a date range and time that works best for you
  10. Enter any additional information related to your appointment
  11. Confirm your appointment

Express Advising

Express Advising is a 15 minute drop in  service and is best for quick questions and to obtain basic information. This service is not recommended for academic planning or degree audits.  Express Advising is now available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am - 3:30pm.  Express Advising is offered in person or by phone.

To meet with an advisor for Express Advising, visit the Coyote Q here.  Use the CoyoteQ to sign into a virtual line using any computer, smart phone or a campus kiosk.

After you join the line, the CoyoteQ will send you a personalized text alert or phone call when it’s your turn to see an advisor.

Students are seen on a first come, first served basis.  The line may require a wait time of an hour or greater and may close periodically when demand is high.

*If you have an IEP or 504 Plan and wish to speak with someone before scheduling your appointment, please contact us by phone: 702-651-3165.

Still have questions? Email us at advising@csn.edu. Messages sent Monday through Friday will usually receive a response on the same day and always within 24 hours. Messages sent over the weekend will receive a response by the close of business on the following Tuesday.

Advising Questions & Answers

Advising will continue to respond to emails at Advising@csn.edu, whereby students can send minor questions such as "How do I change my major?" or "Where can I find my degree sheet?"

* Please contact us by phone at 702-651-3165 if you have an IEP or 504 Plan and need assistance in meeting with an academic advisor.

Advising Documents

In the Academic Advising Handbook and Academic Advising Syllabus, you will find valuable information regarding advising timelines and expectations, CSN resources, areas of study and majors, registration, and much more.

Advising Handbook
Dual Enrolled Student Handbook
Gateway Course Guide
English Guided Self Placement Course Recommendations Explained

Locations and Contact Us

Regular Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm

Academic Advising will be closed on federal and state holidays.

CHARLESTON CAMPUS - 6375 W. Charleston Blvd.
Bldg. D - Lobby, Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
(702) 651-5670

HENDERSON CAMPUS - 700 College Dr.
Bldg. B - Room 120, Henderson, Nevada 89002
(702) 651-3165

NORTH LAS VEGAS CAMPUS - 3200 East Cheyenne Ave.
Main Building S, Room 201 (upstairs), North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030
(702) 651-4049

Contact Us through Email at  Advising@csn.edu.

Advising Mission Statement

The mission of Academic Advising is to foster the optimal student experience by providing exceptional guidance and assistance with academic planning through partnerships with our students, faculty, and staff.