General procedures for making an appointment
Academic advisement is generally available by appointment Monday through Friday, including later hours on Wednesday evenings.
During non-registration periods (September through mid-November and February through May):
Appointments are scheduled for 20-minute sessions. To ensure all students are served in a timely fashion, we ask that students arrive for their appointments on time. Those who are 5 minutes late to their appointment will be asked to reschedule.
During registration period (June through August and mid-November through January):
Appointments during this period are 10- minutes long and are designed for quick registration questions. Students who need assistance with long term planning are asked to schedule an appointment during the non-registration periods. To ensure all students are served in a timely fashion, we ask that students arrive for their appointments on time. Those who are five minutes late to their appointment will be asked to reschedule.
Students may meet with any Liberal Studies advisor. Appointments are made on a first-come/first call basis. Please plan your appointment well in advance and call us if you need to cancel. Please read the advisement procedures below that explain how to get started according to the Option or Program you intend to follow.
Pre-Credential, ITEP- Junior, and General Studies Option:
- The process of advisement for these options begin with required completion of a Liberal Studies Workshop. Workshops are open to everyone, but an evaluation and advisement appointment are available only to those students who have applied to CSUN and declared/will declare Liberal Studies as their major. NOTE - A Liberal Studies workshop is required because the detailed information about the program cannot be covered in a single advisement appointment.
- Pre-Credential/ITEP-Junior Option or General Studies students must complete an on-line New Student Workshop (click here).
- After completing a Workshop, students who have applied to CSUN will receive an evaluation of their courses.
- After receiving a Liberal Studies evaluation (2-3 weeks after attending a workshop), a student may then make an individual advisement appointment.
- It is strongly recommended that students seek academic advisement at least once per academic year.
- For students on Academic Probation, advisement is required to clear registration holds and to discuss a plan to guide the student back to good academic standing. Subsequent appointments are suggested to monitor the student's academic progress.
- First-time Freshman at CSUN are advised by the Advising Resource Center (if major is Undecided) OR by the advisement office in the College of your major. Liberal Studies is part of the College of Humanities, so if you are a First-time Freshman with Liberal Studies as your declared major you will receive advisement from the College of Humanities Advisement/EOP Office (JR 240; (818) 677-4784) for your first TWO semesters.
- In the second semester, students will be directed in their advisement specifically with the Liberal Studies Program, instead of from the College of Humanities Advisement/EOP Office. For WORKSHOP information, (click here).
Career Ladder participants are immediately eligible for advisement with out having to complete a Workshop (although it is highly recommended). Career Ladder students must call the Liberal Studies Office at (818) 677-3300 and identify themselves as "Career Ladder" and provide their Employee I.D. number in order to make an appointment.