Academic Advising at CSULB

Academic Advising

Academic Advising is a critical component of your success at California State University, Long Beach. Our faculty, staff and peer advisors are trained to help you make the most out of your undergraduate experience and meet your degree requirements. The university provides advising for university-wide requirements, for special student groups and for colleges and departments.

College and Department Advising

Already have a major? Know what you want to study at CSULB but need information about major requirements?  Your college and department advisors are eager to help.

University Center for Undergraduate Advising

The University Center for Undergraduate Advising can help you if you:

  • Need help choosing a major
  • Are undeclared and need help understanding General Education requirements
  • Need to enroll in a reinstatement workshop
  • Are on academic probation and need to enroll in a Strategies for Success workshop

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

Having difficulty finding time to fulfill the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR), or successfully passing the Writing Proficiency Examination? A GWAR advisor can help.

Mentoring, Advising and Placement Support (MAPS)

MAPS provides support to first-year students who are required to complete Mathematics with support, Written Communication (Composition I & II), and/or American Language Institute courses (ALI 145 & 150).

Visit the MAPS website for complete information on the many support options and how to set up an appointment with the team. 

University Honors Program

Have a GPA 3.5 or greater and looking for academic challenges? Visit the University Honors Program.