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Advising Appointments

The Office of Academic Advising provides virtual, phone and in-person Academic Advising Appointments to our matriculated undergraduate students. 

Reminder: We do not offer scheduled appointments during the Add/Drop period so we are able to serve more students during peak enrollment. Instead, please utilize our virtual and in-person drop-in services (no appointment necessary).

Schedule an Appointment

  • How to Schedule an Appointment
  • Appointment Guidelines

    Scheduled appointments with an Academic Advisor are offered to admitted and matriculated undergraduate students.

    • Advising Appointments will not be offered during Drop-in periods: Drop-in Advising
    • New Students must complete the Enrollment Tutorial prior to scheduling an appointment. 
    • Keep your contact information updated in your myCSUSM!
    • A photo ID is required to check-in to an in-person appointment.
    • Appointments can be made 1 hour to 14 days in advance.
      • Appointments will not display further out than 14 days in advance.
      • Check back for openings daily.
    • When you schedule an appointment, you will receive an immediate confirmation email.
    • Appointment length is 30 minutes.
    • Students may not schedule more than one appointment per week.
    • Guests may not accompany a student into their advising appointment (including teleconference appointments) without a FERPA Release [Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act]
  • Virtual Advising Appointments

    Virtual Advising Appointments will be held in MS Teams. Prior to your Virtual Advising Appointment, please do the following:

    1. View instructions on how to access Microsoft Teams.
    2. On a second screen log-in to myCSUSM and open your Student Center
    3. Your advisor will connect with you at the time of your appointment through Microsoft Teams.
  • Canceling Appointments

    If you must cancel your appointment, please do so before your scheduled appointment time.

  • No Show Policy

    In an effort to be fair and equitable to all students, the Office of Academic Advising enforces a “no-show” policy. This policy is not designed as a punishment; rather, it serves as a reminder to be respectful of fellow students’ time.

    • Please be courteous to other students by cancelling your appointment if you are unable to attend.
    • Please arrive on time. Students who arrive more than 15 minutes after their scheduled appointment will be asked to reschedule and will be recorded as a “no-show”.
    • Students who "no show" or do not cancel their appointment on two occasions forfeit their right to schedule further advising appointments for a 60-day period.