BCLA Advising Center

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The BCLA Advising Center is here to help you navigate your liberal arts academic experience. Our academic advisors are available to help you understand your Degree Works Report, address schedule issues, core and flag questions, academic success strategies, and more. We work together with your assigned major faculty advisor to make sure you're fulfilling your goals, making the most of your education, and staying on track to graduate.

University Hall 4600
Phone: 310.338.7365
Email: BCLAAdvising@lmu.edu

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism

The BCLA Advising Office upholds LMU’s mission of inclusive excellence by: incorporating standards for diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism (DEIA) into our advising practice and culture; engaging in ongoing training, reflection, and activism related to DEIA; and modeling professional culture that is consistent with a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist environment.

Examples of our commitment to a DEIA advising practice include: ensuring our materials, programs, and spaces are ADA compliant; reviewing materials for inclusive language; engaging in ongoing professional development practice (e.g.: SafeZone training); addressing the needs of systemically or historically marginalized populations through targeted events, workshops, and mentoring opportunities; and partnering with colleagues across the university in service of a deeply embedded, inclusive mission.

Advising Quick Links

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BCLA Virtual Office Hours

M - F, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. (PST)

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Advising Appointments

M - F, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (PST)

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Academic Information

Important information and resources to help you plan and succeed. 

Whom Should I Call?

The BCLA Advising Center does not replace your existing faculty advisor. We are an additional resource to help you stay on top of your academic progress. Not sure whom to ask? Here's a handy guide:

Your faculty advisor can help you:

  • Understand major requirements
  • Make a major course plan
  • Discuss interests within your major
  • Identify research opportunities
  • Find relevant internships
  • Discuss careers
  • Plan for graduate school
  • Change a major or minor

Not sure who your faculty advisor is?
Here's how to check. Make an appointment

A professional advisor can help you:

  • Understand core and major requirements
  • Read your Degree Audit Report
  • Fix problems on your Degree Audit Report
  • Help you craft a four-year plan
  • Get credit for transfer coursework 
  • Get credit for summer classes
  • Troubleshoot course registration problems
  • Process academic forms

Want to see a BCLA advisor?
Make an appointment.