Appointment Procedures & Guidelines
Advising appointments are available for students who are declared as a business major or pre-business. If your major is something other than business and you make an appointment it will be cancelled. Students who are majoring in Business Administration or pre-business can make an appointment only through the on-line Student Success System (SSS).
Please note, the Student Success System only books 2 weeks in advance so plan ahead! Since advising appointments are 30 minute time slots, they fill up rather quickly.
Students who have been academically dismissed from the University must attend a Reinstatement Workshop through the University Center for Undergraduate Advising (UCUA) in the Horn Center instead of meeting with a CBA advisor. You may contact UCUA at (562) 985-4837.
How to prepare for a 30-minute advising appointment
- BE ON TIME!
- Review your Academic Requirement Report (ARR)
- Make a list of questions you want to discuss (academic concerns, decisions about upcoming semesters, major/minor options, Study Abroad programs, etc.)
- Bring any relevant material with you (Semester Course Planner, showing list of potential sequence of courses for upcoming semesters)
- Do as much homework ahead of time to make the most out of your time with your advisor
- Schedule and attend an advising appointment at least once a year
- Students with GPA deficiencies should see an advisor every semester
- Please silence your phone prior to meeting with your advisor
- Check-In at the Kiosk located in the CBA Advising Center
- Punctuality: Advising appointments are scheduled for 30 minute sessions, so it is recommended that you arrive 10 minutes early. If you are late, you may still attend your advising appointment; however, your session will still end at the scheduled time.
- If a student cannot keep an appointment, it is imperative to go online to cancel the appointment at least 24 hours in advance.
- If a student is running late and cannot keep their advising appointment please call (562-985-4514) to let your advisor know you are running late or will need to cancel.
- Please be courteous to other students by planning ahead (schedule appointments early; cancel or reschedule if necessary). This will help open up time slots for other students.
- Because advising appointments are in high demand, if a student misses two appointments in one semester, he/she will be prevented from making further appointments for the rest of the semester.