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Appointment Procedures & Guidelines

Students who are majoring in Business Administration or pre-business can make an appointment only through the on-line Student Success System (SSS). 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.

Appointments are only available two weeks in advance. Advising appointments are 30 minutes long and fill up quickly.

Students who have been disqualified from the University must attend a Reinstatement Workshop through the University Center for Undergraduate Advising (UCUA) in the Horn Center. You may contact UCUA at (562) 985-4837. Once a disqualified student has completed the reinstatement workshop, they may see a CBA Adviser.

How to prepare for a 30-minute advising appointment

  • 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 Center for Student Success

Late Appointments

  • 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.