Advising Appointment Procedures and Guidelines

Appointment Procedures & Guidelines 

  • To schedule an appointment with an academic advisor, click on the Beach Connect logo on the right-hand side of our home page. 
  • You can only schedule an appointment up to two weeks in advance. 
  • Academic Advising services are available to current CSULB students only. This department advises the following majors: Interior Design BFA, Industrial Design BS, and Design BA. (note: we do not advise for Fashion Design or Graphic Design majors)
  • 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. 

Appointment Information 

  • Bring your CSULB ID card to any in-person advising appointment. 
  • Since advising sessions are scheduled for 20-minute intervals, we recommend you review your Academic Requirements Report on your Student Center (myCSULB) prior to your appointment. 

Late Appointments 

  • Advising appointments are scheduled for 20-minute sessions, so it is recommended that you arrive 10 minutes early. 
  • Your appointment may be cancelled 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 time slots for other students.