FAQs

HOW CAN I BECOME A BUSINESS MAJOR/MINOR?

Check your CSU Stanislaus records to see if you have declared a major. If you have not declared a major and would like to be a Business Major/Minor, complete a Declaration or Change of Degree Objective€ form available from the Enrollment Services Office or in the SSC. Submit the form with the appropriate signatures to Enrollment Services.

HOW CAN I CHANGE MY CONCENTRATION?
The information given above also applies to changing your concentration.

DO I NEED TO SEE AN ADVISOR?
Meeting with your advisor in the Student Success Center (SSC) at least once a year is recommended.

WHO IS MY ADVISOR?
The Student Success Center has a professional advisor as well as peer advisors who can assist in answering questions you might have regarding your prerequisite and core courses. There is a faculty advisor assigned to you based on which concentration you have selected. The faculty advisor will advise you on
your concentration courses.

HOW CAN I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH AN ADVISOR?
Can I speak with an advisor without an appointment? The best way to see a Business advisor is to schedule an appointment. You may schedule an appointment by e-mail, over the phone, or in person at the Student Success Center. You can also come in during office hours which are posted outside of the SSC office. To see concentration advisors, you may come in during walk in hours or you can personally schedule an appointment. For contact information, see Important Contact Information.

IS IT TRUE THAT I MAY NOT TAKE MY CORE COURSES BEFORE I TAKE MY PREREQUISITES?
Yes. You may not enroll in any of the upper division Business or CIS core or any concentration courses until you have completed the prerequisites to the major with a minimum C-€ grade in each course.

If I REPEAT A COURSE, WILL MY GRADE AUTOMATICALLY BE REPLACED TO BOOST MY GPA?
No. You must sign and submit a Notification of Repeated Course€ form listing the classes that you repeated. These forms are found in both Enrollment Services and the Student Success Center.

DO I HAVE TO FINISH ALL OF MY GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS BEFORE I START UPPER DIVISION MAJOR COURSES?
No. It is good to take some general education courses or elective courses along with the major courses. See the sample Four-Year Business Program Plan.pdf.

WHEN CAN I COMPLETE MY UPPER DIVISION GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS?
You must have completed 60 or more units in order to get Upper Division General Education credit. Otherwise, these classes will be counted as electives.

WHAT ARE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS?
All students must complete a minimum of 120 units, 40 of which must be upper division courses. Also, students must complete the given amount of winter sessions specified in the catalog. For transfer students, residence must be established. This consists of completing 30 units, of which 24 units must be upper division, 12 units must be in the major, and 9 units must be applied to the GE requirements.

WHEN DO I FILE FOR GRADUATION?
You must submit a Graduation Application€ one year prior to your expected date of graduation, or when you have reached 90 units. You can pick these forms up at Enrollment Services or online at the Admissions site.

WHO DO I CONTACT IF I FEEL OVERWHELMED BY THE PRESSURES Of COLLEGE?
Free and confidential counseling is available to all currently enrolled students at Counseling Services located in MSR 210. You may set up an appointment by walking in or calling (209) 667-3381. See the website for office hours, www.csustan.edu/counseling/.

WHAT IF I NEED A TUTOR?
Free tutoring for most courses, including business courses, is available at the tutoring center located in Library 112. You simply go to the library, sign a contract, and a tutor is then provided for you. Also, there€™s always a need for more tutors. Students who have received an A or B€ in a class are eligible to become a paid tutor for that course.

WHERE DO I APPLY FOR BUSINESS INTERNSHIPS?
You can view the internship opportunities at www.csustan.edu/cbassc/internships/ or the Career Services website at www.csustan.edu/career/internships/.

WHERE DO I APPLY FOR BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIPS?
You may pick up an application, complete and submit it to the Financial Aid/Scholarship Office in MSR 100. The deadline for all scholarship applications is March 3.

HOW CAN I MAKE THE MOST Of MY COLLEGE YEARS?
Get involved! The possibilities are endless: clubs, sports, intramural sports, service learning (Community Service), or even campus events.