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Student Services Center

Scheduling an Advisement Appointment:
The departments have different ways of scheduling an appointment with an Adviser. The ways are mentioned on the individual department advisement plans.

Beyond initial advisement, the department recommends that you see your academic Adviser at least prior to the registration period for the fall term and again prior to the registration period for the spring term.

Department Chairs:

Departments Departments
Department Chair:
Dr. Kathryn Hansen
Office: ST F517
Phone: (323) 343-2830
Information System
Department Chair:
Dr. Nanda Ganesan
Office: ST F603
Phone: (323)343-2983
Economics and Statistics
Department Acting Chair:
Miles Finney
Office: ST F917
Phone: (323)343-2930
Department Chair:
Dr. Angela Young
Office: ST F717
Phone: (323)343-2890
Finance and Law
Department Chair:
Dr. James Refalo
Office: ST F717
Phone: (323)343-2870
Department Chair:
Dr. Tyrone Jackson
Office: ST F917
Phone: (323)343-2960

Graduate Adviser (MBA/MSBA Program)
Dr. Steve McGuire
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 3:30pm - 6:00pm; walk in
                     Thursday, 3:00pm - 6:00pm; walk in
Phone No.: (323)343-5156

Undergraduate Advisers for students with undeclared option in the College of Business & Economics

To meet with an adviser, please schedule an appointment online at and click on Schedule an Advisement Appointment.

Beth Yuan, Professional Staff Adviser (*Undergrad/Grad)

Belem Enciso, Professional Staff Adviser

Brenda Solorio, Professional Staff Adviser

Joaquin Franco, Professional Staff Adviser

Siu Leung, Professional Staff Adviser

Preparing for Your Advisement Session :
1. If you have questions about program requirements or course selection, bring a list of questions or courses you are interested in taking.
2. If you are meeting with an Adviser to talk about university of college policies, procedures, or requirements, do your homework first by reviewing the information provided in the catalog or on the web at
3. If you are experiencing academic problems, give some thought to what you believe are causing these problems and have a tentative plan for solving them. The Adviser will discuss your situation with you and identify some interventions and strategies for success. The Adviser will want to monitor your progress and have you return for a follow up meeting.
4. If you wish to discuss your academic plan please review your Unofficial Transcript from your GET account and bring a list of questions/concerns to the advisement session. If your transcripts have not been evaluated in GET, bring copies of those transcripts. (We are NOT the official evaluators for the University.)
5. Plan ahead in order to make your time with an Adviser more productive.

Expectations of Students:
It is important for students to understand that they must take an active role in advisement. Students are responsible for making and following through on their own decisions. They are expected to
1. See an Adviser on a regular basis, at least twice yearly (preferably prior to the registration period for the fall term and again prior to the registration period for the spring term).
2. Check your CSULA email regularly. This is the official means of communication used by the University. (You can find step-by-step instructions to forward your CSULA email to your personal account at the following link: .)
3. Arrive at advisement sessions with a list of queries and issues to discuss with the department Adviser.
4. Know the requirements for staying in good standing.
5. Maintain accurate and complete advising records.

Expectations of Advisers:
1. Assist the student to develop a plan for meeting their declared major and general education requirements.
2. Review the students’ selection of classes to make sure courses are appropriate.
3. Help the student develop strategies for academic success.
4. Provide information regarding University requirements, policies & procedures.
5. Maintain accurate and complete advising records.

Expectated Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Students will understand their personal responsibility for their own academic, personal, and professional success.
2. Students will have an awareness of how to utilize the necessary information, resources, and available options to make sound educational and lifelong decisions.
3. Students will understand what they need to do to achieve their desired goals.

Key Considerations for Academic Success:
1. Go to class every day and get to know your professors.
2. Understand the policies, procedures, and the academic and financial impact of dropping classes within or beyond the no record drop period.
3. Balance school with other areas of your life. Plan and devote enough study time to do as well as you can in your classes.

Advising Resources:
For information regarding other advising resources (such as the Career Development Center, Testing Center, Tutorial Center, and Writing Center) go to the UAAC website:



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Last Update: 09/24/2013