Academic Advising


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The College of ECST believes academic advising is an essential part of student success. We are committed to delivering quality advising services to our students to assist them achieve their educational, career, and personal goals. We do this by nurturing a culture where students take responsibility, actively participate in the advising process, and by using a full range of institutional resources. To deliver advising services, our college practices a split advising model in which advising is carried out by professional staff advisors in the ECST Advising Center (EAC), which is housed in the ECST Student Success Center (ESSC), and by faculty advisors in their departments.


How is advising organized in the College of ECST?

Professional Advisors in the ECST Advising Center provide services to:

  • Engineering and Pre Engineering majors (CE, EE, ME, Pre CE, Pre EE, Pre ME) currently working on completing their math and/or physics series.
  • Computer Science and Pre Computer Science majors (CS, Pre CS) currently working on their math (up to Calculus II) and/or computer science program series.
  • Technology majors (ITEC, AVAD, GRAF, and FPAT) currently working on their first and second year.
  • Prospective students seeking general information regarding ECST degree programs.

Faculty Advisors in their respective departments provide services to:

  • Engineering majors (CE, EE, ME) who have completed their math and physics series.
  • Computer Science majors (CS) who have completed their math (up to Calculus II) and computer science program series.
  • Technology majors (ITEC, AVAD, GRAF, and FPAT) who have completed their first and second year of their curriculum.

Department Alternative Advising Plan

Schedule An Appointment

To make an appointment with a Faculty Advisor click on the link below corresponding to your department for instructions on how to make an appointment:


Graduate Students

Graduate students also receive advising services through their major department. Updates or changes regarding concentration and electives can be made only with an approval of the graduate advisor. All graduate students are required to see the Chair of the Department for further information. To make an appointment with an advisor in your department, please contact the department directly.










For more information:



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M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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ECST Advising Center

1. Click on the Student Success Collaborative button below and schedule an appointment as usual.

2. In the "Comments" section, enter the alternative advising method you prefer: Microsoft Teams (chat  or phone call with or without video), ZOOM (with or without video),regular phone call, or email.

3. If you do not make an appointment, your advisor will schedule one for you around your class schedule.


Scheduling an Advising Appointment by Phone:

Advisors and Peer Advisors will call students who have NOT scheduled an appointment to assist them in making an appointment over the phone during regular business hours, M-F 8:00 - 5:00 p.m. These calls may appear as "unknown" on your cell phone. Make sure your contact information is updated on GET.





March 23: Alternative Advising Begins

Advisors will use means of advising that do NOT involve face-to-face gatherings such as Microsoft Teams (available on CSULA Portal), ZOOM, phone call, or email. Our preferred method of advising is Microsoft Teams because it provides several features such as live chats, phone calls, video conferencing, rapid response for quick questions from an advisor during business hours, and a virtual forum (Coming Soon!!) for students to continue building community, all in one platform! We recommend that you download the Microsoft Teams App on your phone and your computer. However, students will have a choice of how to experience their advising appointment. For Microsoft Teams and ZOOM Training Videos, scroll down on this page.


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Need to reach us with a quick question? The quickest way is to go to Microsoft Teams and start a new chat with your advisor (Click on the Video: Start Chats and Make Calls or follow the Guide: Start a Chat on Teams ). You may also leave a voicemail message at (323) 343-4574 or send an email to your advisor. Advisors will respond to your email and/or voicemail message within 24 hours.


Evelyn Crosby, Lead Academic Advisor


Gerardo Lopez, Academic Advisor


Lourdes Vasquez, Academic Advisor


Bobbie Galaz, Academic Advisor


Frank Cornelio, Academic Advisor


Lily Hwang-Alonzo, Dept. Coordinator


Frances Hidalgo, Director


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