SFTV Academic Advisement Center

Front view of the Howard B. Fitzpatrick Pavilion

The SFTV Academic Advisement Center is here to support SFTV's undergraduate community through collaborative and comprehensive advising services as our students explore, navigate, and graduate.

Our academic advisors are available for scheduled or walk-in appointments to help you with routine academic matters, including questions about academic policies and procedures, tracking core requirements, transferring credit from other institutions, connecting with campus resources, as well as extra-curricular and study abroad guidance and more.

Location & Contact Info

Location: Howard B. Fitzpatrick Pavilion, Suite 102
Email: sftv-advising@lmu.edu
Phone: 310-258-2611


Whom to Call?

The new SFTV Advisement Center does not replace your existing faculty advisor. We are an additional resource to help you stay on top of your academic progress. Not sure whom to ask? Here's a handy guide:

Faculty Advisor

  • Understanding the academic discipline and your field of study
  • Understanding your major requirements 
  • Career pathways support
  • Discuss interests within in your major 
  • Identify research opportunities 
  • Find relevant internships 
  • Plan for graduate school 

SFTV Advising Staff

  • Developing a graduation plan 
  • Changing your major
  • Adding or deleting a minor
  • Getting assistance with transfer coursework or AP credit
  • Registration Troubleshooting
  • Reading or correcting your Degree Audit Report (DegreeWorks)
  • Understanding Core requirements 
  • Complete a petition
  • Contact a Department Chair
  • Understand Academic Probation
  • Review your Study Abroad plan
  • Take or Return from Leave of Absence
  • Get assistance with graduation

We'd love to hear from you! Reach us at sftv-advising@lmu.edu.


  • Johana Hernandez, MFA – Assistant Dean

    Assistant Dean Hernandez serves as advisor to students and SFTV faculty as they engage in the advising process.  The Assistant Dean: 

    • monitors students' academic progress and guides students who may be subject to academic disqualification;
    • partners with student support services within SFTV and across the University to enhance SFTV students' educational experience;
    • assists with issues related to student challenges;
    • approves study abroad plans
    • analyzes transfer courses for currently enrolled students;
    • assists students with academic policy questions and petitions
    • helps students to understand Degree Audit Reports (DegreeWorks).
  • Marissa Wilkinson, Undergraduate Programs Advisor

    This position serves as advisor to SFTV Undergraduate students to: 

    • help students connect with School and University resources throughout their degree program; 
    • helps students understand Core and Major requirements; 
    • read your Degree Audit Report (DegreeWorks) 
    • help students in developing a plan to graduation; 
    • assists with getting transfer coursework evaluated and in record; 
    • assists with registration troubleshooting; 
    • assists within transitioning majors and declaration of minors.
  • Who is my faculty advisor? 

    • All SFTV students are assigned to a Faculty Advisor. Your assigned Faculty Advisor can be found in Degree Works

    How can my faculty advisor help me? 

    • Your Faculty Advisor will guide you in selecting major courses to compliment your academic and career goals. Faculty Advisors can also be a great resource for offering advice on internships, research opportunities, learning communities, and more! You are encouraged to meet with your Faculty Advisors regularly to help build a professional relationship. You are welcome to meet with your Faculty Advisor to discuss your academic and professional goals, as well as your major courses for the following semester.
  • SFTV Department Chairs can be reached by clicking their names below: 

  • University Resources

    If you are a continuing student with academic concerns, please be sure to visit the online resources below:

    SFTV Resources

    • Pre-Registration Planning
    • Individual Assistance
    • Faculty Mentoring
  • For a comprehensive description of current degree requirements, course offerings, and academic policies, please see the University Bulletin.

    If you are a continuing student with academic concerns, please be sure to visit the online resources below:

  • The Office of the Registrar has improved opportunities for students to navigate the registration process.

    • Visit the Office of the Registrar Registration page to see what you can do to prepare for registration.
    • Access the Schedule of Classes via PROWL.
    • Check your DegreeWorks audit prior to and after registration. Visit the Degree Audit page to familiarize yourself with the format.
  • Schedule Assistance and general advising are available through University Advising at the Academic Resource center. Schedule a meeting with University Advising.

    One-on-one appointments are available through the SFTV Advising to answer questions or concerns. Spots are limited, so act quickly! Request a One-on-one appointment. 

    Important Reminders

    • DegreeWorks is the best system to track your degree progress, but does not include course sequence information. To view a four-year model, be sure to visit your major information in the University Bulletin.
    • Faculty mentoring – If you have questions about your major and/or need career advice, you can request a meeting with your faculty mentor / advisor at any time during the semester. Faculty Mentoring is different from registration preparation in that it is meant to help you navigate your academic experience in directly coordination with your overall creative development.

What is FERPA?

FERPA is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act passed by Congress in 1974. FERPA is designed to protect the privacy of students by limiting third party access to student education records. It restricts what student information we can share, even to family members and friends. More info.