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Freshman Mandatory Advising

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Attention CLA Freshmen!

Do you still have a Freshman Mandatory Advising hold? Come by the ATLAS Office to talk with an advisor and have your hold lifted.

You are required to do the following prior to meeting with an advisor:



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.