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Advising & Student Resources

Student Care Resources

CLA Virtual Advising

The CLA Advising Center is available via zoom, email and phone!


First Year Students (not transfer): Visit the Mustang Success Center

Incoming Transfer Students: Welcome! We are excited to have you! Please know that we are unable to provide personalized advising until your transfer evaluation is complete, mid July-early Aug. You will get an email when this is completed and we will be available for appointments then. You will register for fall in mid August. Read more about preparing for fall and keep checking your email for detailed and timely information.


Email Quick Questions: While email is best, you may leave a voicemail at 805-756-6200. 


Zoom Drop-in Advising:

Summer Quarter: Monday - Thursday 10am-12pm, No drop-ins on Friday

(additional) Transfer SLO Days Drop-Ins:

Monday Aug 16 9am-12pm & 1-4pm
Tuesday Aug 17 9am-12pm & 1-4pm

Click to enter our drop-in waiting room!

Virtual Appointments can be scheduled 9am-12pm & 1-4pm, Monday - Friday. Please select an option below. 

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New Transfer Student Appointment

General Advising with Any Available Advisor


Schedule with a Specific Advisor:

Sabrina Canady

Katie Harris

Alejandra CLA Advising

Sabrina Canady

Lead Academic Advisor


Katie Harris

Academic Advisor


Alejandra Cebreros

Multicultural Academic Advisor

Hablo Español


Alec Koehler Kate Murphy    

Alec Koehler

Academic Advisor

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Kate Murphy

Associate Dean for Student Success



Zoom-in Office Hour with Dean Williams

Zoom-in Office Hour with the Dean

Every Thursday beginning 9/17 

Starting Sept. 17, every Thursday morning Dean Williams will be holding special drop-in Zoom hours between 10-11 a.m. or 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Watch for the email every Thursday morning with more information, including the zoom link. You can also email Dean Williams anytime with questions and concerns directly at  


College of Liberal Arts Advising Center

We encourage students to meet with an academic advisor at least once a year to ensure good progress towards earning your degree. Professional advisors and peer advisors in the CLA Advising Center can help students with a wide range of topics, including:


Scholarships Offered by the College of Liberal Arts

The CLA has scholarship opportunities for both incoming students and currently enrolled students. Individual departments also offer scholarships specific to their major(s). See the department websites for more information about department or major-specific scholarships.

For information on general CLA scholarships, please email the College of Liberal Arts Dean's Office.

Participate in the Student CSU Research Competition

The CSU Student Research Competition promotes excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments throughout the 23 campuses of the California State University. Cash prizes are awarded. The CLA can help you prepare your submission. 

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