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Center for Student Success (CSS)

Advising : Center for Student Success

The CBA Undergraduate Center for Student Success is committed to encouraging personal and academic success. Our goals are to assist undergraduate students with making a successful transition to and establishing their place in the University; to take responsibility for learning how to set academic, career, and personal goals and learning the strategies to achieve those goals; and to graduate in a timely manner by successfully meeting all major requirements. Go Beach!

Services (CBA 100)

Individual Advising Appointments can help you

  • Determine your eligibility for admission to the major, based on impaction criterion for Pre-Business students and students wanting to change their major to Business Administration
  • Develop an Educational Plan
  • Review transfer credit and understand transfer policies
  • Plan your next semester’s schedule
  • Prepare a plan to complete major requirements for students identified as “Super Seniors”
  • Understand University and graduation requirements
  • Remove probationary status to avoid disqualification
  • Determine major grade point deficiencies and how to resolve them
  • Explore other services on campus

Signature Authority to Approve

  • “Educational Leave” requests for undergraduate Business majors
  • Election of the credit/no credit grading option for Business majors or Business courses

Letters from Major Advisors

  • Approval for “Practical Training” from the Immigration and Naturalization Service
  • Financial Aid SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress)
  • Verification for Public Social Services
Program Planners

Program Planners are advising worksheets for individual academic programs based on the current Catalog. They provide students with a summary of the academic requirements for which they will be held responsible for their "catalog year." The Program Planners are designed to help students track the courses he/she has taken and has left to complete in his/her major course requirements. 

Be sure to check your Academic Requirement Report regularly at MyCSULB to verify that you are on track for graduation.

Outreach Events and Workshops

Outreach Events

  • Counselors' Conference
  • LBUSD College and Career Night
  • National College Fairs
  • Onsite/Offside community college events
  • Preview Day – College of Business Administration
  • Transfer Day/Major Fairs


  • Mandatory freshman and transfer advising
  • Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) sessions
Tutoring (CBA 126)

Study Annex (CBA-126) 

Group tutoring and studying is available in the annex.  

Group Tutoring 

The College of Business Administration Center for Student Success offers FREE group tutoring for the following courses: ACCT 201, 202, 300A,300B, and 320, FIN 300, IS 301 and 310, and STAT 108 and 118.

Learning Assistance Center (LAC)  Horn Center-104

Tutoring support for Math 115, Stat 108 and 118, Econ 100 and 101, Acct 201 and 202. Please see the LAC for a complete listing of all tutoring services available for CBA courses and their current tutoring schedule.  

Writer's Resource Lab (WRL) LAB -206

Its central mission is to provide ongoing writing instruction to any currently enrolled CSULB student via one-on-one tutorials. As an integral part of writing-across-the-curriculum program on this campus, the WRL exists to help students become more effective and independent writers.