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Academic Services and Campus Life

University Opportunities for Students

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Advisement Centers on Campus

CSULB is committed to student success. University undergraduate academic advising services and academic departments are responsible for providing academic direction for new and continuing students. While advising offices mainly provide information and advise about general education, academic departments advise students about their major requirements and other important academic issues. Students are advised to check with advisors for current and relevant information.

University Center for Undergraduate Advising

This center provides services to the general University undergraduate student population. The center is located in the Horn Center, Room 103. For hours and appointments, call (562) 985-4837. Visit http://www.csulb.edu/divisions/aa/grad_undergrad/aac/ for information.

Prebaccalaureate Advising Support Services

PASS provides advising, placement, intervention, and support to admitted students who are required to complete Prebaccalaureate Writing Skills and Mathematics courses as mandated by the CSU Executive Order 665. For information, call (562)985-7895, visit www.csulb.edu/pass or go to LA5-361.

College of Engineering Recruitment and Retention Center

This is an advising center. For information, call (562) 985-1800, email coe-admit@csulb.edu, visit www.csulb.edu/coe/aac or go to Engineering Computer Science (ECS) building, Room 115. An additional office for advising overload is located in the Vivian Engineering Center (VEC), Room 136.

MESA Engineering Program

MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement) provides academic advisement for general education to low-income and educationally disadvantaged students in all engineering disciplines. The MEP staff work with engineering department advisors to provide current information on engineering course requirements. For information, call (562) 985-8014. Academic advisement is available by appointment and on a walk-in basis. The MEP office is located in Engineering 2, Room 300.

College of Health and Human Services Academic Advising and Resource Center

The CHHS Academic Advising and Resource Center (AARC) provides comprehensive advising for all CHHS discipline majors. For information and appointments, call (562) 985-2691, visit www.csulb.edu/colleges/chhs, email chhsaarc@csulb.edu, or go to Human Services and Design (HS&D) building, Room 117.

Student Access to Sciences and Mathematics Center

This center encourages and supports undergraduate and graduate students as they prepare for careers in the sciences and/or mathematics. There are many programs that combine to make up SAS. Two programs in particular which relate to academic advising are Science Safari to Success and EONS (Enrollment Orientation to the Natural Sciences and Mathematics). Science Safari and EONS are orientation programs for all incoming freshmen and transfer students. For information, visit www.sascenter.org, call (562) 985-4682, or go to Faculty Office Building 5, Room 109 (FO5-109).

Bickerstaff Academic Center for Student-Athlete Services

This center provides support services for the NCAA Division 1 student-athletes. The BAC staff provides total advisement on academic program planning to meet CSULB graduation requirements and NCAA eligibility requirements, appropriate course suggestions to meet general education and major requirements, and assistance in the identification and clarification of educational and vocational goals. BAC actively monitors student-athlete academic progress and provides referrals to various campus support services to enhance their academic performances. For information, call (562) 985-4777 or go to PE-1, Room 67.