Academic advising and support for traditional undergraduate students

Make an Appointment

Your academic adviser is available to provide one-on-one support, help create your academic plan, and direct you to additional resources. If you have a question about your academics and don't know who to ask, we suggest starting with your academic adviser.

For general questions, please contact us at 

Steps to Scheduling an Appointment

  1. Find your academic adviser below by major and click the Make an Appointment button
  2. Login to Microsoft Bookings with your full Cal Lutheran email address; you will then be directed to the MyCLU login screen
  3. Once on your adviser's appointment page, choose the type of appointment you would like to make
  4. Select an available day and time
  5. Fill in your contact info and other details to schedule the appointment

Please note: There are times during the year when we receive more appointments than usual. It may be difficult to find appointments at the beginning of the semester and before registration.

Student Support Services participants
Reach out to your SSS counselor for all academic-related questions, including submitting forms. For questions or to schedule a meeting with your counselor, please contact 805-493-3535 or email

Bachelor's Degree for Professionals students
Contact your academic counselor in the Professionals program for academic-related questions, counseling appointments, submitting forms, etc. For questions or additional information, please call 805-493-3543 or email

Find Your Academic Adviser

First-Year Student Advisers

Incoming students for Fall 2024: Please do not schedule an appointment with an adviser at this time. You'll receive your course schedule this summer along with directions on how to connect with the Center for Student Success with any questions.  You also can meet with an adviser during drop-in sessions closer to the start of the fall term

Nayeli Caballero

 Student Success Specialist
 (805) 493-3107

  • All First-Year Students
Make an appointment
Shannon Slade, MEd

 Student Success Specialist
 (805) 493-3991

  • All First-Year Students

Continuing Student Advisers

Leigh Fine

 Senior Director of Student Success
 (805) 493-3121

Amanda Groshko

 Student Success Counselor
 (805) 493-3283

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Data Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Science
  • Geosciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics for Teaching
  • Physics

Jeremy Hoffman

 Assistant Director for Student Success, Advising
 (805) 493-3113

  • Art
  • Film & Television
  • Multimedia
  • Music
  • Music Production
  • Theatre Arts
Make an appointment
Lisa Sandoval

 Student Success Counselor
 (805) 493-3108

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Sports Management
Make an appointment
Katie Swavely

 Assistant Director for Student Success, Operations
 (805) 493-3111

Meetings available in person: Mondays-Wednesdays
Meetings available virtually: Mondays-Fridays

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • History Pedagogy
  • Interdisciplinary 
  • Liberal Studies in Education
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Spanish
  • Theology and Christian Leadership
  • Undeclared (non-first years)
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Beth Walker

 Student Success Counselor
 (805) 493-3280

  • Communication
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Ethnic and Race Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Marketing Communication
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology


Student Support Services (SSS) 

This is a grant-funded program for a select population of undergraduate students. For more information, please visit 

Ulises Castro

 Student Success Counselor
 (805) 493-3913

Katie Garza

 Senior Student Success Counselor
 (805) 493-3610

Monica Madrigal

 Director, Student Support Services
 (805) 493-3602