Transfer Student Advising

Transitioning from your former college or university can be made easier by connecting early and frequently (at least once a year) with your faculty advisor. You are required to meet with your faculty major advisor during your first semester at CSULB to discuss your schedule for next semester and review your plan for graduation. A transfer advising hold will be placed on your ability to register until you meet with your advisor.

Faculty major advisors will help you to:

  1. choose, clarify, plan, and achieve educational and career goals
  2. select courses to integrate educational and personal goals
  3. develop a strategy to monitor progress and development
  4. identify academic and personal skills that need to be acquired or enhanced to achieve educational goals
  5. increase awareness of the full range of campus programs and services
  6. understand the relationship between academic experience and career opportunities and objectives
  7. access information and obtain guidance for post-baccalaureate studies
  8. complete and submit appropriate forms and petitions necessary for academic progress
  9. connect with the CNSM Internship Coordinator (Dr. Elaine Bernal).

Student Jobs in the College

Want a part-time job within CNSM? Consider applying as a student tutor or peer mentor to lower division students. For more information, contact Valerie Bagley ( the Student Support Coordinator for Jensen SAS Center in HSCI-164D.

Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement Placement Examination

You will need to complete the Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement Placement Examination (GPE) during your first semester here at CSULB. For more information and test dates, please see the Testing and Evaluation Office's Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement Placement Examination.

Contact CNSM Advising

Please include your student ID number in all email correspondence.

Walk-In Hours

Hall of Science - Room 164

  • Mon: 9:00am-12:00pm & 5:30-7:00pm
  • Tue: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Wed: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Thu: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Availability is subject to change.


Appointments 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 walk-in hours.

Appointment Guide