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Advising Appointment Instructions

CSULB students who are interested in declaring or those already majoring in Business Administration or pre-business can make an appointment through the online Student Success Collaborative (SSC). In-person at CBA 100 or by Calling  562.985.4514



  • 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 the 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
  • Review Minor Requests
  • Review Study Abroad expectations
  • 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<
  • Letters from Major Advisors Financial Aid SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress)
  • Letters from Major Advisors Verification for Public Social Services


Individual appointments are only available two weeks in advance. Individual appointments are 30 minutes long and fill up quickly. So please schedule your appointments in advance.

  • If you have been disqualified from the University, you must attend a Reinstatement Workshop in the University Center for Undergraduate Advising (UCUA) before you can make an appointment with an advisor. To register call UCUA at (562) 985-4837.

REMEMBER:  BRING YOUR CSULB ID CARD and PREPARE: Since advising sessions are scheduled for 30-minute intervals, we recommend you review your plan in your Degree Planner prior to your appointment.


We do offer quick question advising for any student to speak to a Business academic advisor.

  • Please be aware that quick question advising is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Please review our pages for our most up to date Quick Question hours. These may change often to reflect student needs.
  • Quick question advising is meant to address immediate student needs.

If more than 5-10 minutes is needed to address a student’s questions, they will be asked to book an individual appointment. 


Students who have been academically 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 schedule an appointment with a Business Advisor. Please bring documents from the Reinstatement Workshop to your Business Advising Appointment.

Former CSULB students interested in readmission/reactivation to the university must first apply for admission to the university through CSU Mentor. Visit the Enrollment Services website for admission deadlines. In the meantime, please send an email to notifying us that you intend to resume your degree. Please provide us your contact information, student ID number or last four digits of your Social Security number. If your legal name has changed since you last attended CSULB please provide us with both your current and previous names.


If you are interested in attending CSULB for a future semester we offer Outreach workshops and events, please visit University Outreach & School Relations. We also encourage you to visit the Enrollment Services Admission website for detailed information.


  • 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.
  • Advising appointments are scheduled for 30-minute sessions, so it is recommended that you arrive 10 minutes early.
  • Your appointment may be canceled if you are 10 minutes late.
  • If you cannot keep an appointment, you must cancel the appointment at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Please be courteous to other students by planning ahead (cancel or reschedule in a timely fashion). 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.