The Department of Religious Studies at CSU, Chico is a great place to receive frequent one-on-one time with your academic advisor. In order to ensure that students are progressing in the major, are aware of new course offerings, and have been given the most up-to-date information about the upcoming course schedule, the department utilizes mandatory advising. At about the sixth or seventh week of each semester, students are required to make an appointment with their advisor on a schedule located at his or her office. E-mail reminders will be sent to each student. Before attending the meeting, students are expected to prepare a list of the courses they intend to take in the upcoming semester. Students who do not participate in mandatory advising will be unable to register for classes for the next semester until they meet with their advisor.