Academic advisement orients students throughout their academic careers and places them in the best position to utilize the personal and institutional resources essential for them to excel and to achieve their academic goals in a timely manner. Advising at CSULA helps students understand the importance of expanding and deepening an interdisciplinary and general understanding of the world, of enhancing their critical skills, of taking responsibility for a lifetime of learning, and of becoming individuals who engage, enhance, and contribute to democratic society.
Students should seek academic advisement at the beginning of their academic careers and regularly throughout their degree programs.
Academic Advisement Center (UAAC)provides students with accurate, up-to-date
information on General Education (GE) and University requirements and course
selection, university policies and procedures, transfer credit advisement, university
general education petitions, and referrals to other University Student Support
Services. The University Tutorial Center helps students to improve their overall knowledge and understanding, to develop
the skills necessary to succeed in college, and to enhance their knowledge,
understanding, and skills in a variety of specific undergraduate courses. While the University Writing Center helps
students become better writers. The
For advisement regarding a specific academic program or major, students should consult individual academic departments:
- Biological Sciences
- Chemistry and Biochemistry
- Chicano Studies
- Latin American Studies
- Pan African Studies
- Physics and Astronomy
- Political Science
All on-duty faculty members are available during their faculty office hours for general advisement regarding academic requirements, course selection, and career opportunities. For graduation checks and reinstatements, students should make an appointment with a department’s Principal Undergraduate or Graduate Advisor. You can make an appointment in person or over the phone with faculty advisors through the departmental office.
Remember, however: None of this information is a substitute for direct contact with a faculty member!