Welcome to the Center for Student Success in Engineering (CSSE)!

Join the College of Engineering for the Academic A-Fair on Friday, September 18. Go to tinyurl.com/sdsufair to see the full event schedule and links to join each session. See you there!



****Update 9/2/2020****

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****Update 8/24/2020*****

The Center for Student Success in Engineering (CSSE) welcomes back returning and new College of Engineering Students! The physical room (221-B) will be closed for Fall 2020 but all CSSE services will be available to support you virtually!

Virtual Peer Advising

You can schedule an appointment to meet with a CSSE Peer Advisor virtually through our appointment system, Calendly, at https://calendly.com/csseadvising. The Peer Advisors are highly qualified and trained engineering students who are available to answer student inquiries regarding academic advising and course planning, student success and resources, engagement, and progress toward graduation.

Questions by Email

CSSE Peer Advisors are generally available Monday through Thursday 9:00am - 5:30pm and Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm via email via email. Send your inquiry to [email protected]­.

Internships and Career help

Looking for internship help? Contact the College Internship & Career Counselor, Bianca Portal Truett at [email protected] or schedule an appointment at www.calendly.com/bportal.

Tutoring Help

CSSE offers tutoring support for some classes facilitated through the MESA and ANSWER programs. Check out the tutoring schedule at CSSE Tutoring Schedule Fall 2020.


Some important Fall 2020 semester dates in the next few weeks:

fa2020 deadline

If you need to make last minute adjustments to your fall schedule and have questions, book an appointment with a CSSE Peer Advisor now!



*****Update 7/8/2020*****For returning students scroll past the New Student Orientation update.*********************************



Freshman Orientation Days:

7/10, 7/11, 7/13, 7/14, 7/16, 7/17, 7/20, 7/21, 7/24, 7/27


Transfer Student Orientation Days:

7/30, 7/31, 8/4, 8/7, and 8/12



Major course planning handouts and curriculum guides:



 For questions and advising support during New Student Orientation contact information is listed by your major:



NOTE: the CSSE website https://csse.sdsu.edu/ will be the main POC for advising for all NSO. The CSSE website will be the main landing page with all CoE advising. All info above and more (like adivisng tools and resources) will be found on the main CSSE designated page. Will provide new link if it changes. Our intention is to keep the same site.


General Engineering during NSO / CSSE Peer Advising Team

[email protected]

For virtual appointments, https://calendly.com/csseadvising 


College of Engineering Student Affairs Coordinator
Donovan Geiger
[email protected]
For virtual appointments, https://calendly.com/d_geiger 
College of Engineering Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Theresa M. Garcia
[email protected] 
Temporary Google Phone (619) 717-6685
For virtual appointments, https://calendly.com/assistant_dean_garcia
Center for Student Success in Engineering Coordinator
Damien Rosales
[email protected]
For virtual appointments, https://calendly.com/damienrosales


******Update 5/18/2020**********************************************



******Update 5/18/2020**********************************************

CSSE is taking a week off to prepare for summer 2020 Advising. Check back with us May 26th for our services.



******Update 3/18/2020**********************************************

The Center for Student Success in Engineering physical space closed for the remaining spring 2020 semester due to the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19). Our peer advising, Internship, and tutoring student support services will still be available in a virtual format expected to roll out the week of March 23, 2020.

To schedule a Virtual Advising appointment, go to https://calendly.com/csseadvising

To schedule a Virtual Internship advising appointment with Bianca, go to https://calendly.com/bportal 


The SDSU College of Engineering Student Affairs Team is there for you and wants to provide support to the best of our abilities in these challenging times.


For questions or concerns or general advising email: [email protected] 

 For escalated questions or issues, please contact our Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Theresa M. Garcia at [email protected]

Assistant Dean Theresa M. Garcia is also accepting virtual appointments, to schedule an appointment go to: https://calendly.com/assistant_dean_garcia 


The SDSU Center for Student Success in Engineering (CSSE), located in the Engineering Building, Room 221-B, offers an integrated range of services designed to help Engineering students meet graduation requirements. 

Peer advising is provided by CSSE Advisors who help students to navigate the curriculum, ensuring that they understand existing advising tools to take courses in the correct order and progress towards upper-division coursework.

Peer tutoring is facilitated by the MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) and ANSWER (Advancing Navy Stem Workforce through Education and Research) Program and help students achieve academic success by genuinely understanding key course concepts.

Internship support is offered to students as they explore various career opportunities that an engineering education provides.  Students benefit from both individual internship guidance as well as group workshops and events.

Study space is available for individual needs and collaboration as students work to achieve their academic goals.


Open Hours: CSSE has been closed for the Spring Semester

Monday  Closed
Tuesday  Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed

The CSSE Peer Advisors provide dedicated advising services to all engineering students, especially those in lower division.

Tutoring for Engineering students.

Find an internship that’s right for you.