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Advisement Services

The College of Business & Economics Office of Undergraduate Advising provides services that support and promote student success. We provide advising for Business and Economics majors in the on-campus CBE Undergraduate Programs. We assist students from admission to graduation, support their academic growth, and engage them as lifetime members of the college learning community. Our services and programs support students' smooth transition into college, their transformation into owners of their academic careers, and promotes professional development.

Types of Advisement Services

Individual Advising Appointments

Individual appointments are only available three weeks in advance. Appointments are between 10-30 minutes long and fill up quickly, so please schedule your appointments in advance. Since advising sessions are scheduled in 10-30 minute intervals, we recommend you review your Degree Audit Report (DAR) on MyCSUEB prior to your appointment.


Types of Individual Advising Appointments:

  • Business or Economics Advising, 20 minutes
  • Change of Major, 20 minutes (Non-Business or Economics to Business or Economics)
  • Change of Option/Concentration, 20 minutes
  • CBE Study Abroad Preparation, 20 minutes
  • CBE Minor Advising, 20 minutes
  • Graduation Check Review, 10 minutes (Only for students who have applied for graduation)
  • Reinstatement Advising, 30 minutes





Quick Question Advising

Quick question advising is always available for any student. It is conducted over-the-counter and is meant to address immediate student needs. All students must check-in and provide their CSUEB Bay Card or a valid photo ID. If more than 5-10 minutes is needed to address a student’s questions, they will be asked to book an individual advising appointment. Please review our website for our most up to date office hours. These may change often to reflect student needs.

Issues that can be addressed:


 Drop-In  Advising Hour

  • Offered during the Fall/Spring enrollment periods
    • Spring Enrollment Period:
      • October 28th - November 14th
      • Monday-Thursday from 12-1 pm
  • For matriculated undergraduate students with a major or minor in CBE.
  • Newly admitted students may not utilize drop-in services until after he/she has attended a new student orientation.
  • Drop-in Advising is for general information, schedule verification or issues, registration questions, etc.
  • No appointment is necessary.
  • Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis, by major.
  • Meetings generally last up to 15 minutes (students interested in a longer meeting with an academic advisor should schedule an appointment.)
  • Due to high volume, it may be necessary to close Drop-in Advising early.
  • Students must present their Bay Card (ID).

Students unable to attend Drop-In Advising Hour or cannot come into the office may submit the Course Recomendations Form online to receive guidance on their upcoming term schedule.




Running Late

Advising appointments are scheduled for 10-30 minute sessions, so it is recommended that you arrive 10 minutes early. If you are running late, please call 510-885-3323 to notify your advisor.


Appointments will be cancelled for students who are more than 5 minutes late. If you cannot keep an appointment, please cancel at least 24 hours in advance. Students who must cancel with less than 24 hour notice must call or email to request the appointment be cancelled. 

No Show Policy

Students who fail to contact our office to cancel their appointment will be marked as a no-show. Because advising appointments are in high demand, if a student is marked as a no-show twice in one term, he/she will be prevented from making further appointments for the rest of the term.

If you are interested in attending CSUEB for a future term pre-admission counseling is available by appointment only to all undergraduate prospective students at the Welcome Center on the Hayward Campus. During your appointment, an enrollment counselor will review your transcript and discuss your admissibility to the University. 

Call (510) 885-2556 Monday-Friday from 9AM-5PM to make an appointment with a counselor. You will need to secure your unofficial transcripts before meeting with a counselor in order to determine admission eligibility. You can also e-mail your questions. We also encourage you to visit Office of Admission website for detailed information.

The Online Business Program Office offers similar advising and support services to the students in the Online Degree Completion Program for a B.S. in Business Administration (Online BSBA). To inquire about these services please contact them at (510) 885-3376 or email More information is also available online

Please note that students CANNOT take courses in both the Online BSBA program and the on-campus Business Administration program simultaneously. 

  1. Explore program options. Attend an information session, visit the Center for International Education (CIE) office in the Student and Faculty Support building, Room 102, or read about our programs on this Study Abroad. Go to the host university's website to get a feel for the location (urban/suburban) and academics (classes in English, with locals, etc.) of the university.

  2. Determine which program best suits you in regards to your major, timing, and interests. Be sure to speak with family, friends, and professors.

  3. Schedule an appointment with the International Programs Office. Schedule online through Bay Advisor or call (510) 885-2880. Come prepared with questions for your Exchange Program Advisor.

  4. Make a list of classes you would likely take while abroad (see program for specific courses).

  5. Talk to your academic advisor to see which classes could apply to your major/minor/option or concentration and to complete any necessary paperwork.

  6. Review the program costs. If you receive Financial Aid speak with a financial aid counselor. Bring a brochure and cost estimates with you.

  7. Fill out the appropriate application for your desired program. Be aware of deadlines and feel free to ask our Study Abroad Advisor questions!

Students who have been academically disqualified should complete the steps below to be reinstated/readmitted to the University.

Step 1: 
Students who have been academically disqualified should attend a Disqualified Student Workshop hosted by AACE to learn how to understand why disqualification occurred and how to be reinstated or readmitted to the university. For upcoming workshop dates and to register to attend, contact AACE at (510) 885-3621.

Step 2: 
Students who have not attended CSUEB for three or fewer semesters:

Students who have not attended CSUEB for four or more semesters:

  • Schedule an appointment with a counselor to see the steps needed for reinstatement. Please email with your full name, NetID, and your availability.
  • If eligible for reinstatement submit a new application (including application fee) to CSUEB through Cal State Apply after you have repeated enough classes. 
  • Submit a Petition for Reinstatement Form and a Grade Forgiveness Form after you have repeated enough classes to be eligible for reinstatement and have submitted a new Cal State Apply application.

If you have questions about submitting the forms above or if you are unsure what courses specifically to retake to raise your GPA above a 2.0, please schedule an appointment with a counselor by sending an email directly to with your full name, NetID, and your availability.

Academic Advising and Career Education (AACE) is a one-stop center for academic advising and career development assistance. Their counselors guide students in understanding and completing General Education (GE) and graduation requirements, in addition to helping students clarify and attain their career goals.

For an appointment with an AACE counselor, please call (510) 885-3621.

AACE Resources

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