Academic advising plays a key role in connecting students to CSUB and in facilitating their academic success and the fulfillment of their career goals. To affirm this, CSUB's Academic Senate, with the approval of the President, passed a resolution calling for mandatory advising of all students at least once per academic year.
To implement this new policy, a schedule has been developed to ensure all students meet at least annually with an advisor (either a faculty advisor, discipline advisor, or an advisor from the Academic Advising and Resource Center (AARC)) to discuss and develop individual education plans to facilitate graduation.
Students are encouraged to meet with their advisors at any time during the academic year however, students will receive a Mandatory Advising Hold if they have not met with an advisor as indicated by the following schedule*:
If a student has completed:
135 or more units:
The student must meet with an advisor prior to or during Spring quarter.
90 to 134.5 units:
The student must meet with an advisor prior to or during Winter quarter.
45 to 89.5 units:
The student must meet with an advisor prior to or during the Fall quarter.
*Please note: Students will be meeting with their advisor to get advising for the subsequent quarters. For example, if a student has completed 95 units, the student must have met with an advisor prior to or during Winter quarter to get advised for Spring and Fall.
Students will receive a reminder regarding Mandatory Advising on the myCSUB student center page. The reminder will stay on the account until it has been released by an advisor. Please note: the reminder does not have any impact on registration. However, if a student has not had the reminder released prior to the respective quarter (eg: Winter quarter for students who have completed between 90 to 134.5 units), a Mandatory Advising Requirement (hold) will be placed on the account preventing registration for subsequent quarters.
To have the Mandatory Advising Reminder or the Mandatory Advising Requirement (hold) released, a student must meet with a faculty advisor, discipline advisor, or an advisor from the Academic Advising and Resource Center.