Advising Module for CMS

Advising Module

The purpose of the Advising Module is to help you evaluate your academic English skills so that you can register for writing courses in the CMS program. After you complete Advising Module, you will see course recommendations - suggested courses you can take in the CMS Program that best meet your individual needs.

Who should complete the Advising Module?

All undergraduate and graduate students who want to fulfill their English writing requirements in the CMS program at SF State should complete the Advising Module. This includes:

  • Multilingual students who have been educated mainly in a language other than English.
  • Multilingual students who were enrolled in ESL classes at the last school they attended in the U.S.
  • Multilingual students who feel they could benefit from taking CMS classes, even though they may have previously taken English classes for native speakers.

What should I do?

Please see the Advising Module website

Registration for CMS Courses

Please complete your Advising Module before the semester begins. As soon as you see the course recommendations, you can sign up online or in person with the Advising office. At this time, students may also meet with a CMS adviser to discuss their Advising Module course recommendations.


If you have questions, please visit the CMS office (HUM 482) or email us (