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Advising Options

ALL 3rd year and 4th year students and higher (including alumni):

  • Can meet one-on-one advising with Logan, the Director of HPAO, to answer their pre-health questions or check-in about their pre-health journey.
  • Completing all of the necessary steps listed in Calendly is necessary in order to book and keep your appointment. Cancellation Policies and No-show policies will be strictly adhered to.
  • Available for 30 minute appointments.
  • Tuesday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm (may expand as the semester progresses)
  • Appointments can only be scheduled 3 calendar weeks in advance (subject to availability)

If Logan has no availability for the next 3 calendar weeks…

  • Check Calendly frequently as appointments will be released daily and (time permitting) new appointments may be added.

When will you be applying to your health profession graduate programs?

What if I have an urgent or time-sensitive issue?

If urgent, please stop by our office in GMCS 323 to speak to an HPAO staff member/Peer Mentor or contact hpao@sdsu.edu with the following information:

  1. If you have attended an HPAO Orientation.
  2. Your Health Profession for which you are applying.
  3. Your class standing (year in college).
  4. The urgent matter in as much detail as possible.
  5. Depending on the urgency of the issue, you will either be advised via email or scheduled an emergency appointment if available.

H.P.A.O. Advising Tardy, Cancellation and “No-Show” Policies 

1. Tardy Policy: If you are more than 10 minutes late to your scheduled appointment time, your appointment will be cancelled and this will be counted as a “No-show”.

2. Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel your appointment…

  • Please either cancel your appointment through Calendly (if scheduled through Calendly)
  • To cancel through Calendly, scroll down to the email sent to you from google calendar or go to the event on your google calendar. There should be an option to cancel, at the bottom.
  • If scheduled with Bri via email, notify our office at hpao@sdsu.edu at least 48 hours in advance.
  • If we do not receive an email from you at least 48 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment,  it will count as a “no-show.” 

3. “No-Show” Policy: If a student misses their appointment without notifying our office ahead of time, it counts as a “No-show.”

  • First “no-show” – the student is still eligible for one-on-one advising with H.P.A.O staff but will be scheduled at the latest availability date.
  • Second “no-show” – the student is only eligible to seek pre-health advising with the Director through group advising and ineligible to meet with H.P.A.O. staff individually for the remainder of the current academic semester.

4. Extenuating Circumstances Policy: Should extenuating circumstances occur (i.e. death in the family, severe sickness, Covid-19 related illness, etc.) and as a result, a student misses their advising appointment, they should contact the H.P.A.O. advising staff at hpao@sdsu.edu as soon as possible to discuss scheduling options (subject to availability constraints).