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College of Health and Human Services Academic Advising & Resource Center
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College of Health & Human Services Academic Advising & Resource Center

The Academic Advising & Resource Center (AARC) provides both general education and major academic advising to currently matriculated undergraduate students in all of the CHHS disciplines: Communicative Disorders, Criminal Justice, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health Care Administration, Health Science, Kinesiology, Nursing, Recreation & Leisure Studies, and Social Work.

AARC News & Updates

Modified Office Hours

The office will have modified hours on the following dates & times:

  • Monday, May 26th - closed all day (Memorial Day; campus closed)

Check back often for the latest updates. We apologize for any inconvenience. See below for our open advising hours.

Open Advising - Spring 2014

Please note that AARC advisors are typically only available to assist with walk ins during our posted open advising hours.

You MUST visit AARC during open advising hours if you are a:
    • CHHS minor
    • CHHS pre-major (except Pre-Nursing)
    • CHHS senior graduating in Spring 2014, Summer 2014, or Fall 2014
    • Continuing student interested in declaring a CHHS major/minor
    • First year freshman
If you are a declared CHHS major, you MUST visit AARC during open advising hours for assistance with:
    • Changing your degree objective(s)
    • Catalog year questions/changes
    • Class permits 
    • GE Questions/change GE pattern
    • Major advisor signature (CR/NC, Educational Leave, Timely Grad Appeals)
    • Substitutions/Waivers
    • WPE/GWAR questions

Important Notes
1. If you have questions about your fall schedule, put the courses you are trying to add in your shopping cart before visiting AARC.
2. You should bring a completed Major Requirements Worksheet to open advising hours.
3. Use your unofficial transcripts to complete your worksheet. Here's a completed sample worksheet to help you!

Open advising hours for the week of April 21st are:
    • Tuesday, April 22nd - 12pm to 2pm
    • Wednesday, April 23rd - 9am to 11am
    • Thursday, April 24th - 9am to 12pm
  • Hours are subject to change and may end early depending on the number of students waiting and advisor availability.
  • If necessary, an advisor may schedule an individual appointment for you to address additional specific or complex issues and concerns.
  • Check back often for the latest updates and/or schedule changes.

Freshmen Spring Advising

CSULB requires all freshmen to receive academic advising in their spring semester in order to register for their third semester (fall term).

Click here for more information and instructions on how to fulfill this requirement.

Major Specific Declaration Requirements for CSULB Students

CSULB students must meet precise major specific criteria in order to declare a major.

Click here to review the major specific criteria required to declare a major.

Contact Information

College of Health and Human Services
Academic Advising & Resource Center
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, California 90840-8306
Location: ET-237
Phone: (562) 985-2691

Spring 2014 - Phone Hours*

  • Monday - Thursday: 11am to 3pm
  • Friday: 8:30am to 12pm

*unless the office is closed

Please note that advising hours are subject to change. Check back often for the most recent updates.

AARC advisors typically advise students by appointment only throughout the day and are not always available for walk in advising questions.