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Center for Student Success (CSS)

Advising: Center for Student Success​

To speak with an Academic Advisor, please visit us during Drop-in Advising Hours.

NOTE: The CSS Office will be working remotely Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3.

Drop-in Advising is for continuing CSULB College of Business students ONLY. If you are an incoming Fall 2022 College of Business Student, please visit Guidance for Newly Admitted Business Students.

Virtual Drop-in Advising Hours

May 31 - August 3

  • Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

How to Join Online Advising (Zoom)

  • We highly recommend using a computer for online, drop-in advising 
  • Visit DROP-IN ADVISING ZOOM MEETING or on the Zoom application input the following Meeting ID: 562-985-4514
  • Call (669) 900 - 6833 and input the following Meeting ID: 562-985-4514

The College of Business Undergraduate Center for Student Success is committed to encouraging personal and academic success. Our goals are to assist undergraduate students with making a successful transition to and establishing their place in the University; to take responsibility for learning how to set academic, career, and personal goals and learning the strategies to achieve those goals; and to graduate in a timely manner by successfully meeting all major requirements. Go Beach!

Services (COB 100)

Individual Advising Appointments can help you

  • Determine your eligibility for admission to the major
  • Develop an educational plan
  • Review transfer credit for matriculated students and understand transfer credit policies
  • Plan your next semester’s schedule
  • Understand the University and graduation requirements
  • Inform on probationary status and how to avoid academic disqualification
  • Determine major grade point deficiencies and how to resolve them
  • Explore other services on campus
Program Planners

Program Planners are advising worksheets for individual academic programs based on the current Catalog. They provide students with a summary of the academic requirements for which they will be held responsible for their "catalog year." The Program Planners are designed to help students track the courses he/she has taken and has left to complete in his/her major course requirements. 

Be sure to check your Academic Requirement Report regularly at MyCSULB to verify that you are on track for graduation.

Outreach Events and Workshops

Outreach Events

  • Counselors' Conference
  • LBUSD College and Career Night
  • National College Fairs
  • Onsite/Offsite high school events
  • Onsite/Offsite community college events
  • Transfer Day/Major Fairs
  • Transfer Admissions Workshops


  • Grad Check
  • GWAR Preparation 
  • Mandatory freshman, sophomore, and transfer advising
  • Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) sessions
  • Probation Intervention 
Tutoring (COB 126)

Study Annex (COB-126) 

Drop-in, group tutoring is available in the annex.  

Group Tutoring 

The College of Business Center for Student Success offers FREE drop-in, group tutoring for the following courses: ACCT 201, 202, 300A,300B, 320;  FIN 300; IS 301, 310; MATH 112A, 115; STAT 108, 118; EXCEL; and writing support.

The Learning Center (TLC),  SSC - 160

Tutoring support for FIN 300, MATH 115, STAT 108 and 118, ECON 100 and 101, ACCT 201 and 202. Please see TLC for a complete listing of all tutoring services available for business courses and their current tutoring schedule.  

University Writing Center (UWC), SSC - 245

The UWC offers a variety of tutoring services and workshops for students across the campus, from one-on-one, in-depth consultations to drop-in hours where you can get quick answers to your writing questions, as well as workshops on taking the GPE, writing strong arguments, and proofreading for error-free writing.


University Policy and College Academic Standard

CSULB's core academic mission is to graduate students with highly valued degrees. California State University, Long Beach is a nationally renowned public research university that values academic excellence, diversity, and community engagement. The College of Business academic standards, rules, and policy are managed in the current Course Catalog. and base policy is managed and documented on the CSULB’s Academic Senate website.   CSS has provided links to some summary policy and links which should be considered overridden by any current catalog and senate documents.

Letters from Major Advisors
  • Approval for “Practical Training” from the Immigration and Naturalization Service
  • Financial Aid SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress)
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
Computer Loans and Public Wifi

CSULB has a Chromebook loan program and multiple public wifi locations on campus. Please visit the Reuniting the Beach page and scroll down to "Wifi and Technology" for more information. Additionally, if you are in need of a laptop or hotspot loan, you may fill out a laptop request form.

For Long Beach residents: visit the Connected LB Platform to see if you are eligible for low-cost internet and computers.