Are you majoring or minoring in the
College of Liberal Arts?
The ATLAS (Advising Teaching Liberal Arts Students) Network is a collaboration of professional advisors and faculty committed to the satisfaction and success of Liberal Arts majors at CSULB. As the Advising Center for the College of Liberal Arts, our trained advisors are not only qualified to assist students with their overall degree and general education requirements, they are also experts at guiding students in the exploration of academic options, reviewing academic requirements, and troubleshooting student issues and concerns. We’re here to help you on your road to graduation so contact us today!
Attention CLA Freshmen!
Spring 2016 CLA Freshman Mandatory Advising Workshops are available now! Sign-up for a Major-Specific Workshop or an All-Majors Workshop. To RSVP for a workshop, log on to Advisor Connect, and read the document below for step-by-step instructions.
Pre-Workshop Requirements – You are required to do the following prior to your workshop:
• Complete the CLA Pre-Workshop Guide
• Fill out and bring your CLA FMA Student Preparation Worksheet
• Review and bring your CLA Major Checklist
Not sure where to go for advising?
• Students pursuing a CLA major (interested or declared) will be advised by the College of Liberal Arts Advising Center. For a full list of CLA majors, visit www.csulb.edu/atlas.
• Beach Learning Community (BLC) students will be advised by the University Center for Undergraduate Advising.
• Student Athletes will be advised by the Bickerstaff Advising Center.
• Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students (non-BLC) pursuing a CLA major will be advised by the CLA Advising Center, followed by EOP.
• International students pursuing a CLA major will be advised by the Center for International Education (CIE).
• If you no longer wish to pursue a CLA major, visit the Enrollment Services website to learn which office to contact for your spring advising workshop.
College of Liberal Arts Major Advising
In the College of Liberal Arts, advising occurs in the department/discipline you have chosen as your academic major. Advising is a shared responsibility between you and your major advisor. We suggest you meet regularly with your faculty advisor to ensure you stay on track with your major and degree completion requirements.
Follow these simple guidelines so you and your advisor can spend your time more effectively strategizing your career path and assessing your progress:
- Review your Academic Requirements Report prior to meeting with an advisor to become familiar with your remaining requirements. For instructions on how to access this report, see the Enrollment Services guide.
- Have a list of questions ready.
- Be an active participant in your meeting – it’s your life and your plan!
- If you are meeting to discuss course selection, review the available classes beforehand on My.CSULB.
- Be on time! Be courteous and call ahead or email if you cannot make your appointment time.
- Keep your records all together in one file that you can bring to each meeting with your advisor.