Appointment Guide

The appointment process is different for students who are pre-majors and students who are fully declared majors.


Undergraduate students who request admission into a CNSM major but do not yet met the minimum requirements for a major are considered pre-majors.

Continuing students are those individuals that started college prior to Fall 2023.

First-year students are those individuals that enter college Fall 2023. First-year students will receive advising support as part of First-Year Mandatory Advising in October. For general questions prior to October, please attend during drop-in hours scheduled Monday through Thursday. If you have extenuating circumstances, please email your situation to your pre-major advisor who will then book an appointment with you as needed.

Continuing pre-majors use Beach Connect through CSULB Single Sign-On to schedule appointments with their assigned pre-major advisor. You may only schedule an appointment up to two weeks in advance. For help using Beach Connect, see Appointment Help (PDF).

Appointments are scheduled for 30-minute intervals. For your appointment, please:

  • Bring your CSULB ID card
  • Arrive 10 minutes early
  • Be aware that 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 up time slots for other students.

Drop-in Hours

We provide drop-in advising at various dates and times during the semester. These visits are on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-in sessions typically last 5-10 minutes.

Disqualified Students

Disqualified students must attend a Reinstatement Workshop in the University Center for Undergraduate Advising (UCUA) and work with a UCUA advisor for support getting readmitted to CSULB. To register or meet with a UCUA advisor please call 562.985.4837.

Fully-Declared Majors

Undergraduate students who request admission into a CNSM major and meet the minimum requirements for that major are considered to be fully declared in their major.

Fully-declared majors meet with their major advisor during the advisor's office hours or appointment availability.

Graduate Students

Graduate students should contact their graduate advisors.

Drop-In Hours

Drop-in hours have concluded for Spring 2024. Advisors are still available via scheduled appointments.

Contact CNSM Advising

Please include your student ID number in all email correspondence.