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Drop-in Advising

Drop-in advising hours, if available, will be posted on Beach Connect.

**For the first two weeks, drop-in advising schedule will be available here.

Drop-In advising is appropriate for:

  • Quick Questions
  • Graduation Checks

Drop-In advising is NOT appropriate for:

  • Schedule planning
  • Timely Graduation Appeals
  • Comprehensive GE & major advising

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Scheduled Comprehensive Advising Appointments

Schedule appointments with Kirsten Sumpter on Beach Connect (in single sign-on).

Schedule an appointment with Kirsten here.

Twenty-minute advising appointments can be booked up to two weeks in advance by logging into Beach Connect on Single Sign-On (click link above). Beach Connect will only display advising availability that does not conflict with your class schedule.

**Appointments are generally available Monday-Friday via Zoom from 9:00am-4:00pm. In-person appointments can also be made for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00am-4:00pm.

If appointment availability does not meet your needs, please email directly.

Appointment Location

Kirsten Sumpter’s office is located in DC-F105 in the office block behind the Daniel Recital Hall down the stairs to the right, on the first floor. See the BCCM map for location.

For online Zoom appointments, a Zoom link will be included in your appointment confirmation.

Comprehensive Advising Appointments are appropriate for:

  • Schedule and graduation planning
  • Comprehensive GE & major advising
  • Probation, Disqualification, and Reinstatement
  • Timely Graduation Appeals
  • Adding a Minor
  • Any other advising concerns/questions

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First-Year and Transfer Mandatory Advising

All First-Time/First-Year (Fall 2023) and Transfer (Fall 2023) Students will have required advising in October. We will cover your degree requirements and schedule. Please do not schedule individual appointments until you have attended your advising workshop.

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Music Minor

Requirements for the minor can be found in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog. The minor is a general music minor and does not include private lessons or concentrations in performance or music technology.

In order to declare a minor in Music:

  • You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA (Overall, CSULB, and Major)
  • You must be fully declared in your major (no pre-majors)
  • You must be able to complete the minor within the University’s Timely Graduation Policy
  • You are encouraged to complete or be enrolled in at least one course in the minor before declaring
  • You must complete your first term at CSULB with a minimum 2.5 GPA prior to requesting a minor
  • Fill out this form:

If you are already declared as a minor, please schedule an appointment using the directions above or email

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