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.


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.

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 warning and need to enroll in a Strategies for Success workshop

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

Per order of the Chancellor’s Office:

As of June 2022, GWAR is still required for undergraduates, but it is no longer required for graduate students. 

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. 

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