CHHS Academic Advising

CHHS Academic Advising

The College of Health & Human Services (CHHS) Academic Advising Center provides both general education and major academic advising to currently matriculated CSULB undergraduate students in all of the CHHS disciplines: Criminology & Criminal Justice, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health Care Administration, Health Science, Kinesiology, Nursing, Recreation & Leisure Studies, Social Work, and Speech-Language Pathology. All academic advising services including drop-in advising, appointments, and workshops are online. Please contact CHHS Advising if other arrangements are needed

Fall 2021 First-Year (Freshmen) Students

You recently received an email about Freshmen Mandatory Advising (FMA). There is no need to attend drop-in advising regarding that email. You will receive an email by Friday, October 1st from CHHS Advising with information on how to schedule your FMA appointment. In the meantime, please read the current email in its entirety.

 Office Closures

All Advising services are currently available online during normal business hours. Please connect with your advisors by viewing the Drop-In Advising hours below or visit Advising Services.

Our online advising services will be closed on the following dates and times:​

  • November 24th - closed at 1pm
  • November 25th - 26th - Thanksgiving Holiday (campus closed)

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

CHHS Advising Business Hours

These are the front desk business hours. Advisors are not always available for drop-in advising during this time. If you are looking to speak with an advisor, please view the section titled 'drop-in advising hours' for upcoming availability. 

  • Mondays: 9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Tuesdays: 9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Wednesdays: 9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Thursdays: 9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am to 3:00pm


Fall 2021 Drop-In Advising Hours ​​

Important notes:

  • If you are Spring 2022 incoming student, please visit our Advising for Incoming CHHS Students webpage for information on your orientation and registration requirements.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • All drop-in advising is online via Zoom*. There are no in-person drop-in advising services available at this time.
  • Drop-in advising is for:
    • Schedule Review for Winter 2022 & Spring 2022 
      • ​Please have your planned schedule in your shopping cart ready for an advisor to review
    • Grad Check for Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022 & Summer 2022
    • Quick questions
  • These sessions are limited to only 10-15 minutes.
  • Hours are subject to change depending on advisor availability. Check back often for updates.
  • *Please note that the Zoom room may be locked earlier if it reaches capacity prior to the end time.

Upcoming drop-in hours:​​​​​​

  • Monday, November 29th - 9:00am to 11:00am
    • The SLP and SW advisor will not be available 9-10am this day
  • Tuesday, November 30th - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, December 1st - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    • The SLP and SW advisor will not be available 3-4pm this day
  • Thursday, December 2nd - 9:00am to 11:00am

How to join Zoom/Contact our Front Desk

  • Zoom e-advising is only available for College of Health and Human Services students. Please refer to your respective college advising center if you need academic advising.
  • Online video session:
  • If you do not have access to a computer, please join the session by calling: (669) 900 - 6833
    • Meeting ID: 561-334-665​​

Virtual Communication Tips

  • Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to search for your own answer!
  • Zoom Etiquette
    • If you need assistance using Zoom, you can find Zoom tutorials through Academic Technology Services.
    • Before joining a Zoom session, check that you are in your Zoom account and not a parent's, friend's, or sibling's account. It is important to use your CSULB Zoom account for security. Log in through Single Sign On before joining a Zoom session.
    • Find a quiet space to participate in the Zoom. Background noise, even people having a quiet conversation in the same room, can make it difficult to hear the person you are zooming with.
    • Once you join the Zoom session, check your display name to ensure it is not an email address, nickname, or something inappropriate.
    • Check that your audio is connected. If you are unsure of how to connect your audio, review the Zoom help page from Academic Technology Services.
    • You will not be required to turn on your camera but be mindful of your appearance and background if you choose to use your camera. Dress like you would if meeting an advisor in person. Remember first impressions are important!
    • Your advisor may have their camera on. If you feel uncomfortable with them having the camera on, you may ask them to turn off their camera.
  • Email Etiquette
    • We do not recommend email advising, as it can take a lot longer than chatting on Zoom. Zooming with your advisor is typically the most effective way to get advising. Email advising is at the discretion of your advisor, so you may be asked to come to Zoom instead.
    • If you send emails, double-check grammar, language, and tone! Avoid slang! Make sure you include proper greetings and signatures, and always include your CSULB student ID number. 
    • Allow a few days for a response. A question that seems quick to you still requires our advisor to look up your record, check requirement or policy information, and compose a clear reply to you. It takes time to provide accurate and clear information, and replies will be especially delayed during our busiest times of year. Please be patient! Keep in mind that your advisor is seeing students in appointments, class visits, drop-in advising, and workshops throughout the day and is not always checking their email.
    • Avoid sending multiple requests or sending the same requests to multiple advisors. This can cause confusion and may delay a timely response.
    • Always email from your CSULB student email. Per university policy, we must use your student email. Staff and faculty may not reply if you use your personal email.
    • Check your CSULB student email regularly! We know you receive a lot of emails, but it is especially important now to check your email for information about classes, advising, and other campus updates.

Beach Wellness Care Package

Check out the Beach Wellness Care Package for tools and resources to support your physical and mental wellbeing.

Winter 2022 Schedule

The Winter 2022 schedule is now posted!

Spring 2022 Schedule

The Spring 2022 schedule is now posted!

    Chemistry Placement Test (CPT) for CHEM 111A

    The Chemistry Placement Test (CPT) is now available online via BeachBoard. Please contact Prof. Shahab Derakhshan to be added to the Chemistry Placement BeachBoard course and include your student ID number.  Students receiving NC (No Credit) in CHEM90 are not eligible for the online test and must complete CHEM ALEKS.

    Students meeting one of the criteria listed below will be eligible to register for CHEM 111A in Spring 2022:

    1. Students with a Chemistry AP Exam scores 2 or 3. Contact Chemistry & Biochemistry, Professor Shahab Derakhshan to request a permit.
    2. Students who have completed CHEM 140 with a grade of "C" or better or are currently enrolled in CHEM 140. Contact Chemistry & Biochemistry, Professor Shahab Derakhshan to request a permit.
    3. Students who have successfully completed CHEM 90 (CR) in Spring 2021 or earlier. Contact Chemistry & Biochemistry, Professor Shahab Derakhshan to request a permit.
    4. Students who are eligible to repeat CHEM 111A. Contact Chemistry & Biochemistry, Professor Shahab Derakhshan to request a permit.
    5. Students who received a score of 24 or better on the CPT prior to March 2020. No permit request is needed.
    6. Students who have successfully completed CHEM 90 (CR) in Fall 2021. No permit request is needed.
    7. Students who have successfully completed CHEM ALEKS online assessment. No permit request is needed.

    If you need to complete the CHEM ALEKS online assessment:

    • Go to
    • Enter the class code PGUXQ-UKY3J.
    • You will need to purchase the ALEKS license, the cost is $25. This provides 6 weeks of access.
    • The CHEM ALEKS assessment will take 4-40 hours depending on your level of chemistry knowledge. You may spread this out over multiple days.

    Major Specific Requirements (MSR) for CSULB Students

    • CSULB students must meet Major Specific Requirements (MSR) in order to declare a major.
    • Review the MSR for all majors on the Enrollment Services website.
    • Visit our Pre-Major Information page for important information on declaring your major and course planning! 

    CSULB Centers, Services, and Important Resources for Students

    Visit our Important Links page for links to the following:

    • CSULB Centers/Services
    • Registration Websites
    • College Advising Centers
    • Additional Academic Resources