Academic Advising and Tutoring Services

Female Academic Advisor helping Yo San University student make a plan to achieve her educational and career goals
Academic Advisors will meet with you to discuss your career goals, and make a plan to meet them

Academic advising will help you progress towards your goal, and pursue a rewarding career helping people in need.

How Does the Academic Advising Process Work?

Academic advising begins after you are accepted to your program. You will meet with an academic adviser prior to registering to review program requirements and schedule courses for your first trimester.

After registration, you will meet with your academic adviser at least once a year to review your academic goals and better manage progress toward completing your program.

If at any time you feel feel that you need assistance reaching your goals, additional advising may occur throughout the trimester as needed.

FREE Tutoring Helps You Succeed

Free tutoring is available to any Yo San student who desires to strengthen their academic understanding and performance through our tutorship program.

The University employs recent graduates and upper-level students in high academic standing to tutor peers who feel they would benefit from more individualized instruction.

A list of available tutors and contact information is posted each trimester on the official Administration Bulletin Board located to the right of the Student Lounge entrance. If further assistance is needed, you may contact the Assistant to the Academic Dean at

Becoming a Paid Tutor

Yo San University offers limited paid tutorships each trimester. Any second, third or fourth year YSU student who is enrolled full time (12 or more units) may apply for a tutorship. Tutorships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and overall performance at the University.

You must have the following qualifications to become a tutor:

  • Possess a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Submit a personal recommendation from a Department Chair or Senior faculty member
  • Maintain good financial standing with the University

Students interested in becoming a tutor must submit a completed application to the Office of the Vice President for Academic & Clinical Affairs by the end of each term. Short‐listed candidates will be interviewed prior to the final selection. Recipients of the tutorships will be announced prior to the start of each trimester. The tutorship is valid for one trimester and may be renewed the following trimester subject to the tutor’s satisfactory performance. For more information, please contact Dr. Lawrence Lau, Vice President of Academic & Clinical Affairs at

Academic Probation

Students on academic probation must schedule a counseling session with the Academic Dean’s Office before being approved to register for classes in the following trimester.

To contact the Academic Dean’s Office, please call 310-577-3000.

Returning from a Leave of Absence

Students who are returning from a leave of absence must contact the Academic Dean’s Office for policy updates and a review of their academic progress before their registration. Please contact the Academic Dean’s Office to schedule your initial and annual advising sessions at 310-577-3000.