Academic Advising

The Office of Academic Advising provides academic planning, registration and scheduling assistance, and helps with petition requests for traditional undergraduate and graduate students. Your Academic Advisor is available to meet with you throughout your time at CBU to provide guidance and assistance as you make progress toward your degree. The following six pages will provide students with an overview of their academic path and contain many helpful resources.

Choosing a Career and Major

Getting Support

Creating a Degree Plan

Making a Memory

Registering for Classes

Preparing for Graduation



Quick Links

Block Schedule
Degree/Course Planning Worksheet
Degree/Course Planning Worksheet - Music Majors
How to Find Your Degree Guide (GIF)
FOCUS 2 Career Planning Assessment
How to Register for Classes
Major / Minor Change Form
Major Planning Guides
Recommended GE List (FA15 Catalog or later)
Recommended GE List (Prior to FA15 Catalog)
Transfer Articulation Agreements
Transfer Course Approval Form & Guide
Transfer Coursework Policy
Variance Form
Varsity Athletics Practice Times

Mission Statement

Academic advising at CBU is a cooperative teaching and learning process between advisor and student to provide accurate and timely academic resources to develop strategies for achieving academic, professional, and spiritual goals.

Vision Statement

Academic Advising at California Baptist University seeks to create a caring, collaborative, and holistic environment designed to empower students toward success.

Academic Advising Staff

Jeff Tennis - Director 
Julie Jones - Assistant Director
Kristina Gibeault - Academic Advisor
Sam Naple- Academic Advisor
Adrian Martinez - Academic Advisor/Technology Coordinator
Emily Brandt - Academic Advisor
Kari Ternus - Academic Advisor
Robert Santana - Academic Advisor
Nate Miguel - Academic Advisor
Andrew Howell - Academic Advisor
Jessica Viehmann - Academic Advisor
Michelle Murray - Academic Advisor
Carmela Russell - Administrative Secretary
Judy Frazier - Receptionist

Contact Information

Phone: (951) 343-4567
Fax: (951) 343-4650
Address: 8432 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504

The Academic Advising Office is located on the first floor of the Yeager Center in Room B146. (Link to online map)

Office Hours
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm