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Fall 2020 Advising

Are you a student who needs to request advising with a math faculty member prior to registering for your fall 2020 classes?  If yes, please fill out the Google form linked to here:  

If you are unable to complete this form for any reason, please contact the Math Office at <> with your name, Coyote ID, and a short description of the main issue you would like a faculty advisor to help you with.


What is Advising?

Each fall semester the department holds Mandatory Advising. This starts the week before priority registration for the winter term and lasts for two weeks. A hold will be placed on your registration and will be released once you have met with your advisor.

About two weeks before winter registration begins, faculty members will post sign-up sheets outside their offices indicating the days and times they will be available for advising. You should sign up for an advising time as soon as possible. You select your advisor and you can choose a different advisor each year but it is probably better to stay with the same advisor.

On the day of your meeting, you should...

  • Print out a copy of your PAWS
  • Obtain an advising slip from the Department of Mathematics Office (JB-370)
  • Meet with your advisor at the scheduled time
  • Return the signed advising slip to the Department Office

At that point, the staff will remove the registration hold and you will be able to participate in priority registration.

We strongly encourage you to meet with an advisor at least once each semester in addition to the mandatory advising.

Program and Course Resources

Here we collect some useful resources to help you prepare for your advising,

  1.  Program summaries updated for Fall 2020.

    BA Program Summary
    BS Applied Math Concentration Program Summary
    BS General Math Concentration Program Summary
    BS Teaching Math Concentration Program Summary
  2. Link to the 2020-2021 math course catalog.
  3. Link to CSUSB course search.


In addition to advising, we strongly encourage you to map out which courses you will take and in which semesters. For that reason we provide sample Roadmaps to graduation. These are sample worksheets and should not be interpreted as the plan to graduate. Each student's circumstances are different. Are you a freshman, a transfer student, do you attend CSUSB full-time or part-time, do you have heavy external commitments, etc? So please spend some time creating your own plan. Remember that there is a need to be flexible since it is possible you may not be able to take a certain course when you want to.

Please feel free to contact your advisor with any questions.