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Arts & Letters Advisement Center

Welcome to the College of Arts & Letters Academic Advisement Center! We provide academic advising to current Cal State LA undergraduate students majoring, minoring, or pursuing a certificate program in the College of Arts & Letters. Our advisors also meet with Cal State LA undergraduate students interested in declaring or exploring a program in the College.

Important Announcement

  • Drop-In Hours on Wednesdays will be in-person only starting Wednesday, February 1st through the end of the spring 2023 semester. Please see our weekly schedule of drop-in hours under the "Drop-Ins" tab below.
    • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays drop-in hours will have both virtual and in-person availability
  • Regular in-person and virtual appointment availability will resume on Monday, January 30th.


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To provide professional advising services that include degree panning, graduation checks, class schedule confirmation, major and minor declaration, addressing academic concerns, answering questions about university policies and procedures, and directing students to university resources. 



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To motivate and sustain the academic goals of all students in the College of Arts & Letters by creating an accepting and inclusive advising experience.

Connect With Us

Schedule Appointment (30-Minutes)

Appointment Scheduling Steps

  1. Log Into the MyCalStateLA Portal with your username and password
  2. Click the Navigate LA Appointment Scheduling Button
  3. Click the blue "Get Assistance" box in the right-hand corner
  4. Select type of appointment - Undergraduate Advising
  5. Select the type of service
  6. Select a date with open times
  7. Click the blue "Find Available Time" box
  8. Select College of Arts & Letters as the desired location
  9. Select desired appointment time in the College of Arts and Letters
  10. Review appointment details and click Schedule to confirm!

Click here to make an appointment

Additional Appointment Information

  • Please visit the University's Detailed Guide for Scheduling an Appointment on Navigate LA for additional tips.
  • Students must schedule appointments 24 hours in advance of their selected date. For same-day assistance, please visit our virtual drop-in sessions.
  • Continuing Cal State LA students have the option to schedule virtual or in-person appointments.
  • Virtual appointments will be offered via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent to the student's campus email address, please use the provided link to begin the virtual advising appointment.
  • Students may schedule a maximum of two 30-minute appointments per term.
  • Advising appointments are available to students who are pursuing or are interested in pursuing a major, minor, or certificate program in the College of Arts and Letters. Students who would like to request advising for a program outside of the College of Arts and Letters should schedule an appointment with the corresponding advising office.

Drop-Ins (15-Minutes)


Monday 1/30 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Tuesday 1/31 9:30 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 2/1 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm (In-Person Only)
Thursday 2/2 9:30 am - 11:15 am
Friday 2/3 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Monday 2/6 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm 
Tuesday 2/7 9:30 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday 2/8 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm (In-Person Only)

Drop-In Services and Guidelines

  • Drop-In Services include class schedule checks, answering quick questions, exploring/declaring major and minor programs within the College of Arts & Letters, and certain deadline-specific matters.
  • 15-minute drop-in advising sessions are available to Cal State LA students via the Zoom Virtual Front Desk (please see link below) or in person. If you are attending in person, please check in at Music Building, Room 209 (2nd Floor).
  • All drop-in sessions operate on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Students requesting a class schedule check must have a schedule loaded in the GET Shopping Cart prior to meeting with an advisor.
  • Students should not rely solely on drop-ins for advising. Drop-ins are meant to resolve quick matters. It is recommended that students schedule a 30-minute session at least once per academic year.
  • Please check our weekly drop-in schedule above for availability. The schedule is updated regularly.
  • Students can use the link or phone number below to access the Zoom waiting room. Students will be admitted one by one and placed in a breakout room with an academic advisor, if appropriate.
  • To Dial-In: Call 1(669) 900-6833, Zoom Meeting I.D. 86851175725

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Send quick questions and inquiries to: [email protected]

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Operating Hours and Contact

M- TH 8:00 am - 6:00 pm; F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Music Building Room 209

(323) 343-4015

[email protected]