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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.

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:

  • Wednesday, November 11th -  Veterans Day (campus closed)

Fall 2020 Drop-In Advising Hours ​​

All drop-in advising is online via Zoom.​​​

Fall 2020 Freshmen: If you have not completed your Freshmen Mandatory Advising requirement already, you need to complete that before you will be seen in a drop-in session. Refer to our Freshmen Advising webpage and your CSULB email for more information.

  • Wednesday, October 28th - 11:00am to 4:00pm
  • Thursday, October 29th - 9:00am to 2:00pm
  • Monday, November 2nd - 9:00am to 2:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 3rd - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Limited 15-minute appointments for quick questions will be available outside of the hours listed. You can schedule an appointment via BeachConnect. These are for quick and urgent conversations only!

How to join Zoom

  • 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 2021 Schedule

Check out the Winter 2021 schedule!

Spring 2021 Schedule

The Spring 2021 schedule is now posted!

Chemistry Placement Test (CPT) for CHEM 111A

The Chemistry Placement Test (CPT) will not be offered until further notice due to COVID-19. 

Students meeting one of the criteria listed below will be eligible to register for CHEM 111A in Spring 2021:

  1. Students with a Chemistry AP Exam scores 2 or 3. Contact Chemistry & Biochemistry Chair, Dr. Chris Brazier 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 Chair, Dr. Chris Brazier to request a permit.
  3. Students who are eligible to repeat CHEM 111A. Contact Chemistry & Biochemistry Chair, Dr. Chris Brazier to request a permit.
  4. Students who received a score of 24 or better on the CPT prior to March 2020. No permit request needed.
  5. Students who have successfully completed CHEM 90 (CR) in Fall 2020. No permit request needed.
  6. Students who have successfully completed CHEM ALEKS online assessment. No permit request needed.

If you need to complete the CHEM ALEKS online assessment:

  • Go to
  • Enter the class code JLCPV-KTUUF
  • You will need to purchase the ALEKS license, the cost is $25.
  • Please be aware that online CHEM ALEKS scores will not be monitored during the university holiday closure Dec 23-Jan 4. If you attain a qualifying score during this time, the Chemistry & Biochemistry department will enter your permit on Jan 4.

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