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.

Pre-majors use the Student Success Collaborative (SSC) - Advising and Tutoring 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 the SSC - Advising and Tutoring, 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.

Questions about schedule planning, comprehensive general education and major advising, graduation checks, and academic appeals usually take longer than drop-in sessions can accomodate. For these longer topics we suggest you instead schedule an appointment.

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.


Appointments with the Center are for CNSM pre-major students only. For fully-declared majors, contact your major advisor.

Schedule Appointment
CSULB Student Success Collaborative

We operate on an appointment basis; however, students may also be seen for a quick question during drop-in hours.

Appointment Guide

Drop-In Hours

Hall of Science - Room 164

  • Mon: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Tue: 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Wed: 12:00pm-3:00pm
  • Thu: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Availability is subject to change. First week of semester has alternate schedule.

Contact CNSM Advising

Please include your student ID number in all email correspondence.