How Advising Works at CSUMB

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Our advisors can assist you throughout your college experience. Select where you are in school to learn more about how our advisors can assist you.

Undeclared Freshman or Sophomore Junior or Senior Transfer

Types of appointments

Initial / orientation, extensive - 30 minutes

Creation of New Education Plan, Orientation: Student creates initial plan or requires a new plan due to change in major; reviews advising guidebook with advisor to understand advising expectations.

Apply to Graduate: Student requests assistance with application to graduation in the next term.

Support Services for Academic Issues: Student seeking information, guidance and support e.g. students on academic probation.

Workshop: Pre-scheduled sessions. Students may sign up to create education plan in a group classroom session.

Maintenance / progress checks - 30 minutes

Updates to Education Plans: Students have a plan, needs review and update.

Graduation Application Denied: Students need time with advisor to review requirements to be met and discuss appropriate courses to take.

Major Exploration, Declare/Change Major: Students work with advisor to review and update education plan.

"Quick" advising questions - 15 minutes

Verification of Class Choices: General questions; course selection to prepare for registration.

Quick Academic Progress Review: inquires about being on track for targeted graduation date.

Quick Policy Review or Clarification

Declare / Change Major or Minor: no updating or creation of education plan requested.