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Welcome to the ASAM Advising Page


Dear CSUF Asian American Studies majors and minors:

Welcome Back to CSUF! We hope you had a restful and restorative break and your classes are going smoothly as possible. The department is committed to helping our students attain academic success. Our advising team can help you track your progress in planning for ASAM courses, meeting major or minor requirements, and answering your questions about classes. 


Meet with your Major/Minor advisor for:

  • Questions about major/minor requirements (e.g., which courses to take)
  • Questions about transfer course credit for the major/minor
  • A course you completed is not showing up within your major/minor TDA
  • Your major GPA is below a 2.0
  • Questions about which upper division baccalaureate writing course you should take
  • Questions about how to get involved in the APIDA community
  • Graduate school mentoring
  • Career-related information
  • Let us know how you are doing!



Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Advising information:


Students can reach out to HSS Tandem Advisor Raymond Gandara to discuss major/minor requirements, questions regarding courses, or any advising questions or concerns. Students can email Raymond or book an advising appointment time via this calendar.

Raymond assists students with:

  • Tracking Major/Minor Progress
  • Reviewing TDA
  • TDA Exceptions
  • Transfer Course Credit
  • General Education course requirements
  • Grad Check


ASAM faculty members Dr. Brian Chung and Dr. Tavleen Kaur are also available if students wish to discuss any questions or concerns pertaining to majoring/minoring in ASAM.

Contact Drs. Chung or Kaur by emailing them at In your email, please include:


1) a detailed email of questions and "action items" or requests that you want from the advisor; and

2) current TDA in PDF attached to an email.


Dr. Brian Chung is available for vitual advising on Mondays from 1-4pm, or by appointment.

Dr. Tavleen Kaur is available for virtual advising on Mondays from 8am-11am, or by appointment.



Additional Information


College Advising:  Meet with your college advisor to understand college graduation requirements and more. Visit the Humanities and Social Sciences Student Success Center for more information.

General Education Advising: Meet with your General Education (GE) advisor to understand your Titan Degree Audit (TDA), General Education requirements and more. Visit the Academic Advising Center Opens in new window for more information.

Commencement: Commencement participation registration, commencement ceremonies details, apply for graduation and commencement FAQs. Visit the CommencementOpens in new window page for more information.