Although the rigor of individual classes and study time needed might vary from one class to the next, most find that devoting two to three hours of study time each week for every one contact hour is a good rule of thumb.  In other words, if you have a three hour (unit) class per week, in most cases you should plan to study at least six to nine hours per week.  Lab, studio, project, internship, thesis and dissertation sections may demand even more time and attention.

The challenges of college life -- not to mention committments in your non-academic life -- may at times seem to stretch you beyond your limit.  It's entirely normal to feel this way, BUT PLEASE don't assume you're doing this alone!

There's an entire team of faculty, professional staff, and student support personnel here to assist you -- in a very real sense, our success is your success!  As you progress toward your degree at CBU, we encourage you to take full advantage of various campus resources that offer academic, personal, and spiritual support. Click the various offices below to learn more about each resource, or just contact your Student Success Coach (  In most cases, your coach will know, or be able to connect you with, the support you most need.  We're behind you in this journey of discovery!

The Office of Student Success at California Baptist University aids in scholastic success through a student-oriented process of personal and group engagement. The Office of Student Success is perceptive and responsive to student needs, open to student ideas, cares about the advancement of each student, encourages student development, seeks to promote student growth and shares in the accomplishments of each student.

The California Baptist University Counseling Center provides Christ-centered, Biblically based, psychologically sound therapy to allow the CBU community to be free to live their purpose and have a godly impact in the world.

The CBU Counseling Center offers free, anonymous screenings online; provides individual, couples and family therapy; are involved in various campus outreach activities throughout the year; and have a variety of helpful resources available on their website.

Counseling Center Website

The Office of Spiritual Life seeks to invest in lives to develop followers of Jesus. They offer various ministries and opportunities for discipleship.

Office of Spiritual Life

Contact Academic Advising

Phone: (951) 343-4567
Fax: (951) 343-4650
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Yeager Center
First Floor, Room B146
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504