California State University, Los Angeles
The University Academic Advisement Center Syllabus
The University Academic Advisement Center (UAAC) is committed to providing students with accurate, up-to-date information on General Education (GE) and University requirements and to empower students to become active participants in determining their own success at the university as an engaged student, active learner, self advocate, and to support their timely progress toward graduation. In addition, the UAAC supports faculty and staff with training and consultation on topics such as using GET; advising practices; GE and University requirements, policies, procedures, and the techniques, skills and attitudes to help students achieve their full potential.
Location JFK Memorial Library – Palmer Wing, Room 1040A
Phone Number (323) 343-3150
Office Hours Mon-Thurs* 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am-5:00 pm
*The UAAC is open the first four days of every quarter (excluding Friday) from 8 am-8 pm.
- All students regarding General Education requirements, University policies, procedures, and requirements for graduation.
- Students who are taking the Elementary Subject Matter Teacher Preparation Common Core.
- Undeclared students.
- Faculty and staff seeking information or clarification about University policies or procedures.
Seeing an Advisor
Advising appointments are strongly encouraged.
- Appointments may be made by calling the UAAC at (323) 343-3150.
- Cancellations - if you know you will not be able to keep your appointment, please call the office as soon as possible to cancel or reschedule.
- Your appointment may be cancelled if you are 10 minutes late.
Walk-Ins are seen based upon the availability of an advisor on a first come first serve basis.
Preparing for Your Advisement Session
- If you have questions about general education requirements or general education course selection, bring a list of questions or courses you are interested in taking.
- If you are meeting with an advisor to talk about university policies, procedures, or requirements, do your homework first by reviewing the information provided in the catalog or on the web at www.calstatela.edu.
- 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 advisor will discuss your situation with you and identify some interventions and strategies for success. The advisor will want to monitor your progress and have you return for a follow up meeting.
- 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.)
- Plan ahead in order to make your time with an advisor more productive.
Expectations of Students
- See an advisor on a regular basis and undeclared majors should schedule an appointment with a UAAC advisor each quarter.
- 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: http://www.calstatela.edu/its/docs/pdf/forwarding_emails.pdf.)
- Make and be responsible for your own decisions.
- Know the requirements for staying in good standing.
- Maintain accurate and complete advising records.
Expectations of Advisors
- Assist the student to develop a plan for meeting the general education requirements that are consistent with their declared major.
- Review the students’ selection of classes to make sure courses are appropriate.
- Help the student develop strategies for academic success.
- Provide information regarding University requirements, policies & procedures.
- Help the student plan appropriate steps to correct academic difficulties.
- Maintain accurate and complete advising records.
- If needed, refer the student to appropriate campus resources.
Expected Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will understand their personal responsibility for their own academic, personal, and professional success.
- Students will have an awareness of how to utilize the necessary information, resources, and available options to make sound educational and lifelong decisions.
- Students will understand what they need to do to achieve their desired goals.
Key Considerations for Academic Success
- Go to class every day and get to know your professors.
- Understand the policies, procedures, and impact academically and financially for dropping classes within or beyond the no record drop period.
- Balance school with other areas of your life. Plan and devote enough study time to do as well as you can in your classes.
- Have good study habits and get academic assistance early if needed.
For information regarding other advising resources [such as the Business and Economics (B&E) Advisement Center, Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology (ECST) Advisement Center, and Health Careers Advisement Office (HCAO)] and student support services (such as the Career Development Center, Testing Center, Tutorial Center, and Writing Center) go to the UAAC website: www.calstatela.edu/univ/advise.