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Welcome to the COSAM Advising Center

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Advising Center Hours

Monday - Friday 8am-4pm
Closed for lunch 12:30-pm-1:30pm

Walk-In Advising: (15 minutes per student)

Monday,Wednesday, Friday
9:30-11:30 AM

Tuesday, Thursday
1:30-3:30 PM

*Please note: For 5/26/16  WALK-INS ARE FROM 2-4PM

Week 1 and Finals Week of Each Quarter:
Walk-In Advising daily
9:30am - 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Scheduled Appointments:
(30 minutes)
Monday - Friday 

Please call ahead  1-2 weeks in advance to schedule an appointment time. 
Phone: 805-756-2615. 

Please do not email advisors to schedule appointments.

No-Show Policy: As a courtesy to our office and your peers, if you need to cancel or reschedule your advising appointment, please call at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment. Three consecutive missed appointments will require you to come in to see an advisor during walk-in advising hours only for the remainder of the quarter.


  • Students who have priorities remaining can use them through Summer 2016.


Location and Contact

Science - North Building 53, Room 211

Phone: 805.756.2615

Free Tutoring

For specific days/times, see campus tutoring resource list.

Biology: By arrangement. Contact Tri-Beta Club at

Math: All Courses - M-R. Drop-In
Building 38 Room 131 (not tutoring during finals week)

Chemistry:  Drop-in Building 180 Room 306 on T, W, Th 6pm - 7pm. Dept also has a list of private one-to-one tutors.

Physics: M - F. Closed Finals week.
Drop-In Building 180 Room 272


Map of CSM Advising location

Related Content


  • Students with remaining priorities must use them before Fall 2016.
  • Career Counseling Drop In-Thursdays -10-11 am -Bldg 53, Room 211


Student Resources

Academic Standards & Policies

  •  All students are expected to follow the EAP university policy. To avoid a registration hold, please be sure to take at least 12  units of degree-applicable coursework each quarter (a combination of major, support, GE's). Please see a CSM advisor for exceptions to this policy. 
  • All university policies can be found in the online catalog.


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