Welcome to the College of Arts and Letters Academic Advisement Center homepage!

Our Center provides academic advising to current Cal State LA undergraduate students who are majoring, minoring, or are pursuing a certificate program in the College of Arts and Letters. Our advisors also meet with Cal State LA undergraduate students who are interested in declaring or exploring a program in the College.

Our professional advising services include degree planning, graduation checks, class schedule confirmation, major and minor exploration / declaration, addressing academic concerns, answering questions about university policies and procedures, and directing students to university resources.

click here to make an appointmentLocation: Music Building Room 209 

Phone: (323) 343-4015

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Click Here For Information Regarding Appointments and Drop-in Hours


Office Hours for Summer 2019:

Monday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm*
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Please note that the Advisement Center will be closed:

  • Wednesday June 12th from 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Wednesday, June 19th
  • Monday, June 24th
  • Wednesday, July 3rd
  • Thursday, July 4th
  • Monday, July 22nd
  • Friday, July 26th
  • Wendesday, July 31st
  • *Periodically on Thursdays at 4:00pm for our bi-weekly staff meetings (finalized dates: 6/6, 6/13)

Appointments & Drop-ins

Scheduled Appointments

  • Scheduled appointments are 30 minute advising sessions available to continuing Cal State LA students.
  • Appointments will need to be rescheduled if students are more than five minutes late.
  • A maximum of two appointments are allowed per semester.
  • If you are unable to keep your appointment, or need to reschedule, please cancel online or call our front desk at (323) 343-4015 during regular business hours.

How does the online appointment system work?

  • Continuing Cal State LA students may schedule an appointment by clicking on the Student Success Collaborative icon located at the top right hand corner of our homepage.​
  • The advisor availability calendar for 30 minute appointment periods opens for one week at a time. Students may start scheduling appointments for the following week at 6pm on Mondays.

How can students prepare for appointments?

  • Review your CSU Academic Advising Report and Degree Planner before your appointment, and bring any previous handouts and documents to your scheduled meeting. Also, be prepared to take notes during your session.

What is the process for making an appointment online?

  1. Click on the Student Success Collaborative icon located toward the top of our homepage.
  2. Login with your Cal State LA username and password.
  3. Click "Get Assistance"
  4. Select type of appointment - Advising
  5. Select service category - Academic Advising
  6. Select appointment reason (e.g. Degree Progress and Planning)
  7. Choose location - Arts and Letters Advising Center
  8. Choose your advisor. If you have no preference, leave the field blank.
  9. Select the desired appointment time and date.
  10. Click "Confirm appointment"
  • All communication regarding appointments will be sent to your Cal State LA email address.


  • Drop-ins are short, 15 minute advising sessions available to continuing Cal State LA students.
  • No appointment is needed.
  • Drop-ins are offered on a first-come, first served basis.
  • Sessions will be limited to class schedule checks, declaring / changing majors (except to Communication Studies and Television, Film & Media Studies, which require an appointment) and minors, and certain deadline specific matters only. 
  • To receive a class schedule check from an advisor, students must have a proposed schedule loaded in their Shopping Cart on GET.
  • Drop-in hours are subject to change on short notice.

Drop-in advising hours

Monday 9:00am - 12:30pm; 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 12:30pm; 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 12:30pm; 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 12:30pm; 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 12:30pm; 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Drop-ins will be unavailable on:

  • Thursday, June 6th from 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, June 11th from 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday June 12th from 11:30am - 2:00pm
  • Thursday, June 13th from 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, June 19th
  • Monday, June 24th
  • Wednesday, July 3rd
  • Monday, July 22nd
  • Friday, July 26th
  • Wendesday, July 31st

Summer 2019 Dates and Deadlines

Important Dates

Please visit the College of Professional and Global Education website to view important dates and deadlines for the Summer 2019 intercessions.