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Undergraduate Advising

Dance Major Advising Appointment

The Undergraduate Advisor for Dance & Music is Kirsten Sumpter. All incoming freshmen and transfers, BA, BFA, and BA Option in Dance Science dance majors should seek advising with her regarding their general education and major academic requirements.

Kirsten Sumpter
Email: Kirsten.Sumpter@csulb.edu
Office: DC F-105 
Phone: 562.985.8434

Additionally, those who are interested or currently pursuing the option in Dance Science should also make an appointment with Dr. Brooke Winder by emailing her at brooke.winder@csulb.edu.

BeachConnect Hyperlink to SSO

Scheduled Comprehensive Advising Appointments

Twenty-minute advising appointments can be booked up to two weeks in advance by logging into the Student Success Collaborative on Single Sign-On.  Student Success Collaborative will only display advising availability that does not conflict with your class schedule.  

Comprehensive Advising Appointments are appropriate for:

  • Schedule and graduation planning
  • Comprehensive GE & major advising
  • Probation, Disqualification, and Reinstatement
  • Timely Graduation Appeals
  • Adding a Minor
  • Any other advising concerns/questions


Schedule Advising Appointments (PDF)

  • To schedule an advising Appointment, log into Single Sign-On and click on the Beach Connect icon.
  • Click the blue "Get Assistance" button on the right. 
  • Select “Academic Advising” for your appointment type.
  • Select “Advising Center” (not faculty major advisor) for advising type.
  • Pick a service for your appointment such as “class schedule assistance” or “degree progress and planning”
  • Select “Music & Dance” as the location. 
  • From here, you'll see Kirsten's availability and have the option to view drop-in times.  It will only show Kirsten's availability that doesn't conflict with your synchronously scheduled classes.

Freshman and Transfer Mandatory Advising

All Freshmen and Fall 2020 Transfers will have required advising in October/November. We will cover your degree requirements and fall schedule. Please do not schedule individual appointments until you have attended your advising workshop. Information will be available in late September about mandatory advising.

All Fall 2020 Mandatory Advising will be held via Zoom.

Drop-In Advising

Drop-in advising hours, if available, will be posted in Beach Connect.  Students will wait in a Zoom waiting room until it is your turn for a brief advising session.

Drop-In Advising is appropriate for:

  • Quick Questions
  • Fall 2020 Graduation Checks

Drop-In Advising is NOT appropriate for:

  • Schedule planning
  • Timely Graduation Appeals
  • Comprehensive GE & major advising