Academic Advising

Liberal Studies Academic Advisors are available in various different ways or modalities, for best accessibility for current and/or prospective students who want to reach out with questions or inquiries. Parents/Family/Friends of Students: Please keep in mind that any overtly personal or confidential information cannot be disclosed in order to ensure student privacy and FERPA regulation, unless special permissions are granted. See below for provided services.

Individual Advising with an Advisor

Currently matriculated students may meet and/or speak one-on-one with a Liberal Studies Academic Advisor in a scheduled academic advising appointment via Zoom, Phone, or In-Person. Matriculated students seeking academic advising with an academic advisor may use Beach Connect.  These appointments are suitable for students who have questions or problems requiring more in-depth discussion (longer than 20 minutes), or who would just prefer to meet individually with an advisor at a scheduled time frame.‚Äč This service is available to current CSULB students only.

The Department of Liberal Studies recommends students to contact and/or meet with an academic advisor at least once per year.

  • Length of Appointment:  30 minutes.
  • Modality of Appointment:  Zoom, Phone, or In-Person. 
  • Scheduling an Appointment: Advising appointments are scheduled online through Single-Sign-On under 'Beach Connect' during Fall and Spring terms.
  • Confirmation: A follow-up confirmation email will be sent to the student's CSULB email address prior to the appointment.

For directions on how to schedule an online 30-minute advising appointment through Beach Connect, refer to the Scheduling Appointments Guide (PDF)

All students are welcome to utilize Drop-in Advising Services for immediate, brief academic advising with a Liberal Studies Advisor in the Teacher Preparation Advising Center. These appointments are suitable for students who have questions or concerns requiring less in-depth discussion (less than 15 minutes), or who have immediate academic concerns to address.

Please note that all of the Academic Advisors rotate for drop-in advising hours. Students can't generally request a specific advisor they wish to meet with due to pre-determined scheduling and workloads. We appreciate our students' understanding. For specific advisor requests, try email and/or scheduling an appointment with the preferred advisor.  The Advisors operate out of the Teacher Preparation Advising Center

 

In-Person Drop-in Advising Hours

May 6- May 10

EED-32

Phone (562) 985-1105  

5/06/24 (Mon) 9AM-11:30AM & 1PM - 5PM

5/07/24 (Tue) 9AM-11AM & 1PM - 5PM

5/08/24 (Wed) 9AM-12PM & 1PM - 5PM 

5/09/24 (Thu) 9AM-12PM & 1PM - 5PM 

5/10/24 (Fri)   11AM-12PM & 1PM - 5PM 

 

Academic Advisors can assist students by email.  This service is available to all students, current or prospective.

  • Liberal Studies Advisors can be reached at CED-LibSt@csulb.edu.
  • Email replies can take up to 2-3 business days.

Group Advising with an Advisor

First-Time/First-Year Students are required to attend Mandatory Advising in their first and second semester at CSULB. Enrollment Services places a registration hold on all first-year freshmen and sends email notifications of this requirement. To have this hold removed, students must complete their college advising requirement.

Focus Points of First-Year Advising, include:

  • Program Overview for Liberal Studies & Declaring a Major (MSDR)

  • Campus Resources & Navigation

  • Academic Online Resources (E-Advising Tools)

  • University Policies and Procedures

  • Class Recommendations for Upcoming Terms

Upcoming Workshops can be found on the Liberal Studies Events Calendar. These are scheduled during Fall and Spring terms only.

Questions? Email Hedrick.Flores@csulb.edu

First-Semester transfers are required to attend "Transfer Advising" in their first semester at CSULB. Enrollment Services places a registration hold on all first-semester Liberal Studies Transfers and sends email notifications of this requirement. To have this hold removed, students must complete their college advising requirement.

Focus Points of First-Semester Advising Workshops include:

  • Program Overview for Liberal Studies & Graduation Pathways

  • Details on Credential Programs

  • Academic Online Resources (E-Advising Tools)

  • Campus Resources & Navigation

  • University Policies and Procedures

  • Class Recommendations

Upcoming Workshops can be found on the Liberal Studies Events Calendar. These are scheduled during Fall and Spring terms only.

Questions? Email Gabriel.Rodriguez@csulb.edu.

These workshops are provided to inform or refresh students on the differences and similarities in the ITEP/BA pathways for the Liberal Studies program, and how to apply to an ITEP pathway (for those interested). 

Focus Points of the ITEP/BA Webinars include:

  • Program Overview for Liberal Studies & Graduation Pathways

  • Details on Credential Programs

  • How to Apply to the Credential Programs

Upcoming ITEP/BA Pathway Information Sessions can be found on the Liberal Studies Events Calendar. These are scheduled during Fall and Spring terms only.

Questions? Email Ced-LibSt@csulb.edu

These information sessions are for Liberal Studies Sophomores, to review upcoming information to be mindful of as one progresses through the program and gets closer to Junior & Senior standing. 

Focus Points of the Sophomore Planning Webinars include:

  • Pre- Major Requirements and Major Declaration
  • GWAR/GPE
  • Basic Skills Requirement
  • Fieldwork
  • Overview of the ITEP Pathways & Timeline for Applying

Upcoming Sophomore Year Information Sessions can be found on the Liberal Studies Events Calendar. These are scheduled during Fall and Spring terms only.

Questions? Email Nancy.DeHaro@csulb.edu.