Advising Questions

How often must I come in to see an advisor?

It is highly recommended that you seek advising at least once per semester.  And, it is to your advantage to have your file up-to-date, particularly when you are about one year away from graduation.

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Do I need to make an appointment?

It is not necessary to make an appointment.  Advising is on a "walk-in" basis.  However, if you have a personal issue to discuss or on probation, you may schedule an appointment.  We encourage students to seek advising via email.  You will receive a response within 24 hours.  Remember to include your full name along with your Student ID.

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What are your advising hours?

Check the main page for office hours.

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Where should I go to see an advisor?

Come to the Liberal Studies office, room SCC 540 and sign in on the clipboard.  You will be seen in order you signed in.

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Can I email questions to the Liberal Studies Program?

Yes!  We certainly encourage you to post your question(s) to lbs@csudh.edu.  You will receive a response within 24 hours.

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I got a "C-" in one of my Liberal Studies classes.  Do I have to take it again?

Yes.  The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) requires grades of "C" or better.

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I got a "C" in ENG 350.  Do I have to repeat it?

Look at your Liberal Studies Worksheet.  If it stipulates that you must pass ENG 350 with a "B -" or better, you must do so.

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How can I get a bad grade off my record?  How about a bad semester (because of a death in the family, illness, etc.)?

Try to avoid this situation in the first place.  If you have a serious problem, withdraw from your classes or arrange for an "incomplete" grade prior to the end of the semester (the earlier, the better).  However, if you did not do this, you may still petition the university to consider eliminating a semester from your records.  Be sure to provide documentation to support your request.

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The financial aid office informed me that I won't be able to receive any more aid due to my grades.  What can I do?

You can petition the financial aid office to re-consider your case.

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