Current Students

Academic Advisement

Academic Advisement is an educational process that, by intention and design, facilitates students’ understanding of the meaning and purpose of higher education and fosters their intellectual and personal development toward academic success and lifelong learning (NACADA, 2004).

A&L Advisors

The College of Arts and Letters has staff advisors who are here to further extend the educational commitments set forth by the College’s mission statement and to facilitate department information. While we do not take the place of faculty advisors, we can provide current students with relevant information about university requirements, policies, and procedures.

In addition, we assist students with:

  • Understanding general education, university, and major academic requirements
  • Developing personalized academic plans to help students monitor progress toward graduation
  • Planning for registration
  • Completing appropriate department and campus forms
  •  Referrals to appropriate campus resources
  • Probation and disqualification advisement
  • Freshmen and Transfer Orientations

We encourage students to take an active role in advisement by initiating the following before each meeting:

  • Review your academic advisement report (CAAR) in GET prior to meeting with an advisor
  • Check the Schedule of Classes well before each quarter begins
  •  Note all relevant University Deadlines (such as the fees,adds, drops,etc.)
  • Come to each advisement appointment prepared with a list of questions or concerns to be discussed
  • Bring a tentative plan and be prepared to identify and discuss obstacles with a staff advisor that may cause academic difficulties
  • Bring any previous documents (curriculum sheet, GE worksheet, yearly plan, forms, etc.) regarding academic plans to review and answer questions
  • Follow through with recommendations agreed on during previous sessions to ensure progressive steps towards graduation and to maximize the outcome of each advisement session

Faculty Advisors

While full-time faculty in all departments engage in academic advisement, primary advisors may change on a quarterly basis. Each department in the College of Arts of Letters uses varying methods of scheduling an appointment with a faculty advisor. Students must sign up for a major advisement appointment by either direct engagement with the faculty or primary undergraduate/graduate advisor, the department administrative assistant, or the department chair. Individual faculty members may have sign-up sheets on their office doors, or sign-up sheets might be located near the main office of the department. This varies by department so be sure to familiarize yourself with the process for your major. Please contact your department for more information:





(323) 343-4010

FA 328

Communication Studies

(323) 343-4200

MUS 104


(323) 343-4140

ET A604

Liberal Studies

(323) 343-4100

ET A405

Modern Languages & Literatures

(323) 343-4230

KH D1054

Music, Theatre & Dance

(323) 343-4060

MUS 127


(323) 343-4180

ET A432

Television, Film, & Media Studies

(323) 343-5425

MUS 245

Student Services and Campus Resources

More information on various university services can be found through the following links:

Department of Public Safety

Office for Students with Disabilities

University Writing Center

University Tutorial Center

Associated Students, Inc.

E.P.I.C. (Educational Participation in Communities)

Career Planning & Placement

Student Health Center

Student Housing Services

Anna Bing Arnold Children's Center

Information Technology Services, Student Computing Resources

Center for Student Financial Aid

Financial Aid Scholarship Program