Welcome to the CAED Advising Center

Mitra Nafisi, Lead Academic Advisor
Emilie Sklarenko, Academic Advisor

Email: caedadvising@calpoly.edu
Location: Architecture Building (05), room 210
Phone: 805.756.1325

Walk-in and appointment hours:
Monday-Friday 9 am-4:00 pm

CAED Advising Mission Statement

CAED Advising Center strives to provide its students with effective academic advising in an encouraging atmosphere as they navigate their unique undergraduate professional experiences. Our commitment is to our students and their academic, professional, and future success. We believe in an Open Door Policy to encourage students to utilize the Advising Center without an appointment to discuss any matter of importance they may have.

Advising Center Services

The CAED Advising Center provides academic advising and related services as listed below to students in the five majors in the CAED (Architecture, Architectural Engineering, City & Regional Planning, Construction Management and Landscape Architecture).

  • Academic advising and schedule planning
  • Articulation agreements, curriculum sheets, flowcharts
  • First-Year Block Scheduling
  • Change of major information
  • College and University policies and procedures
  • Coordination of new student orientation programs
  • General Education and Breadth requirements (GE&B)
  • Information on CAED programs
  • Information on jobs, scholarships, competitions
  • Process student-related forms such as curriculum substitution, course withdrawal, course conflict, change of major, etc.
  • Referral to university resources
  • Review of student's academic record
  • Tutoring information
  • Minors
  • Returning Students 
  • Transfer Students



Frequently Asked Questions web page

Academic Probation

Probation & Disqualification

An undergraduate student is automatically placed on academic probation when his or her grade point average drops below 2.0 for the current term, the Cal Poly cumulative, or the higher education cumulative.

Visit the CAED Academic Probation Page for more information.


Study 25-35 Hours/Week

Study 25-35 hours/week; 2 hours/unit/week

The College of Architecture and Environmental Design Advising Center supports the "Study 25-35 Hours per Week" program.

25-35: What is it?

Academic success is your responsibility, in class and out of class. You must approach your coursework as a 40-50 hour work week.

Study 2 hours/week/unit or 25-35 hours in addition to in class time. Lab/ studio courses sometimes entails additional out-of-class expectations.

Good study habits are the foundation of a successful career at Cal Poly

Change of Major Policy

Other Resources

Back to top

Related Content


Giving to the CAED

Power of Doing Campaign

More on CAED support

CAED Connections

Connections Magazine 2019

Connections Magazine

Hearst Lecture Series

Benjamin Edelberg Image

Benjamin Edelberg is our next speaker. Please join us at 5pm on October 25th.

Click for Calendar