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Freshman Mandatory Advising

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Freshman Mandatory Advising

CLA Freshman Mandatory Advising Workshops have concluded. Please visit the ATLAS Office in PH1-104 during the advising hours posted above.

Before meeting with an ATLAS advisor, you should complete the following:

All first year students are required to attend Freshman Mandatory Advising during their first and second semesters at CSULB.  Most CLA freshmen participate in a learning community during their first year to help facilitate their academic and personal transition to the university.  Learning Communities offered to majors in the College of Liberal Arts enroll students in two in-demand General Education classes to help them with mandatory advising, form study groups, make friends, and forge a connection to CSULB.

Registering for Classes

You will register for your first semester classes during your assigned SOAR (Student Orientation Advising and Registration) date.  For information on this process, see the SOAR website.

As a major in the Liberal Arts, your advising for your second semester (Spring) and third semester (Fall of second year) will be handled in a workshop format. Emails are sent to all freshmen at CSULB instructing them on how to make appointments or attend advising workshops in the college.

Once your holds for mandatory advising (for spring and fall) are lifted, you will register on your assigned registration date.

    College of Liberal Arts Advising Center
    The ATLAS Network

    Office: PH1-104
    Phone: (562) 985-7804
    ATLAS Staff


    Need to See an ATLAS Advisor?

    Please visit our office during Drop-In Advising hours for assistance.