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California State University, Long Beach
College of Health and Human Services Academic Advising & Resource Center

CHHS Advising Policies & Appointment Procedures

Advising Policies

Degree objective changes (major, pre-major, minor, or certificate changes/additions)

  • Call or visit CHHS Advising to submit a degree objective change request form.
  • Allow up to five (5) business days for CHHS Advising to review and process all degree objective change requests.
  • If your request is approved, visit our center to meet with a CHHS advisor.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to submit requests in a timely manner.  Any approved changes must be processed by Enrollment Services, which takes additional time.
  • CHHS Advising is not responsible for registration delays that may occur while requests are being reviewed and/or processed.


  • Allow up to five (5) business days for CHHS Advising to review and sign any appeals, forms, or petitions submitted to our office.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to submit documents to our office in a timely manner, well ahead of any deadlines.
  • CHHS Advising cannot guarantee that documents will be ready for pickup by the deadline if they are not submitted at least five (5) business days prior to that deadline.

Appointment Procedures

Do you need an appointment?

Scheduling an appointment

  • Call our office at (562) 985-2691.

What to bring

  • Review the CHHS Advising Syllabus and Degree Checklist prior to your appointment.
  • Bring your major requirements worksheet (see “Requirements Worksheets” link on the left).
  • Bring a list of any questions you have for your advisor.

Late appointments

  • Arrive 5-10 minutes early to check in.
  • Your appointment may be cancelled if you are more than 10 minutes late. 

No Shows

  • If you "no show" to two (2) appointments, you are required to meet with a CHHS advisor during drop in advising hours before you will be able to schedule another 30 minute appointment.


  • If you cannot keep an appointment, 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 up time slots for other students.