Schedule an Appointment
Thank you for reaching out to the Health Professions Advising office for your Pre-Health Advising needs. Our office advises the following individuals:
- Current Students of CSUF
- Undergraduate (any major)
- Post Baccalaureate
- Community College students looking to transfer to CSUF
- High School students who are interested in attending CSUF
Schedule an Advising Appointment
Appointments are 20 minutes (personal statement reviews are 40 minutes). All appointments are made on-line and can be scheduled up to 14 days in advance. Meetings take place in UH-223. If appointments aren't available on our online schedule, please be patient and check back often as our online scheduler shows our adviser’s most up-to-date availability.
***NEW STUDENTS: If you have not made an appointment with our office before, you will first be asked to create an account, and confirm it via email. After you confirm your account please continue with booking your appointment. Confirming your account does not confirm your appointment. Please call or email if you have any reservations about whether or not your appointment has been booked.***
Online Advising via Skype
To meet the needs of our advisees, the Health Professions Advising office now offers online advising through Skype. Online advising allows the advisor to connect to the user in a virtual, real time environment using a web browser, either on your smart phone, tablet or computer. To schedule an online appointment, please select the "Online Advising" option available on our scheduler (below). Choosing this option will then display the dates and times our advisor has available. Please expect an email from our office within 2-3 business days with further instructions on how to conduct your appointment. For issues or questions regarding online appointments, please feel free to contact our office at (657) 278-3980.
Schedule a Practice Interview
We advise students and alumni (less than one year) to meet with a counselor in the Career Center to perform a mock interview. Mock interviews are conducted by Career Center counselors to simulate as much as possible the conditions of an actual professional school interview. During or after the mock interview, the career counselor will provide the student with coaching and feedback. Each student will receive a DVD of his or her mock interview to review. Call the Career Center to Schedule a Mock Interview, at phone: (657) 278-3121 - Appointments are made on a first come, first serve basis. No same day appointments will be accepted.
Alumni (more than one year since graduation) should contact the Health Professions Advising office to learn more about the on-line resources that are available to graduates of CSUF.
To learn more about the Career Center’s mock interviews, please visit:
- Informational Interviews
- Job Mock Interviews
- Graduate/Professional School Mock Interviews
- Interview Tips
- Virtual-Mock Interviews
Personal Statement Review
Our advisor does not provide grammatical corrections. The Writing Center, located on the first floor of the Pollack Library, can be of assistance in helping to find grammatical errors. Counselors in the Career Center will also review your personal statements. After you meet with the Writing or Career Center, you may then schedule an appointment to meet with our adviser. Please bring at least one paper copy of your personal statement for the advisor to review with you.
For those who do not live in close proximity to the University, we offer the option to schedule a phone appointment. An individual who registered for a phone appointment will provide their phone number when confirming appointment, and the advisor will call them at the time of their appointment. For those who live out of state, please note that we are on Pacific Standard Time (P.S.T).
Late Policy/No Show
If you do not cancel your appointment in time or do not show up, it will be recorded as a "No Show". If you arrive later than 5 minutes for your appointment, you will be asked to reschedule and it will be recorded as a "No Show".
We do understand that unexpected academic obligations, work commitments, commute issues and illnesses can affect your schedule. As a courtesy, contact us by phone during normal business hours to let us know of any change as early as possible. This will allow up to offer the time slot to another student.
Appointment Cancellation Policy
If you need to cancel your appointment we require at least 6 hours notice. You should cancel online via the Appointy log in screen or via your registration email.
***Please Note: If no appointments are showing as available for General Advising, please consider making an appointment for Online Advising, as more appointments are opened under this category.***