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Prospective Students

This section of the Liberal Studies web site serves as a quick resource for those who are interested in becoming Liberal Studies students.  



For Admissions and/or Registration Information, refer to the Enrollment Services Website (link) and/or contact their Main Office. 

Enrollment Services

Office: Brotman Hall, 123

Phone: 562.985.5471

Calendars & Deadlines

For a reference of Academic Calendars for important dates in each semester, refer to the Academic Affairs Calendars Website (link). 

For a reference of University Admission Deadlines, refer to the Key Dates & Deadlines Website (link).

Financial Aid

For Financial Aid Information, refer to the Financial Aid Website (link) and/or contact their Main Office.

Financial Aid Office


Phone: 562.985.8403


Due to personnel and fiscal constraints, we do not offer advising appointments for non-CSULB students.  Please feel free to call the Teacher Preparation Advising Center with questions you may have at (562) 985-1105. For documents and forms regarding our programs, please visit Forms and Documents.

It is required of newly-admitted freshmen and transfer students that they attend Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR).  At SOAR, students will receive general information about CSULB and will learn specific information about the Liberal Studies major. New Liberal Studies students will be advised into their courses by a Liberal Studies SOAR advisor on their registered SOAR date. Students cannot enroll into their first-semester courses without attending SOAR. 

Currently enrolled CSULB students who wish to declare Liberal Studies as their major are recommended to stop by the Teacher Preparation Advising Center in EED-67 and request to meet with an available Liberal Studies advisor for walk-in advising hours.  An available advisor will review completed coursework and units, as well as review the student's progress in accordance with the Timley Graduation Policy at CSULB.  For weekly walk-in hours, refer to the Liberal Studies Homepage.

Prospective credential candidates who already hold a bachelor's degree or who need information about other pathways and options in teacher credentialing should contact the Teacher Preparation Advising Center (TPAC) at (562) 985-1105 and ask to speak with a Credential advisor, or visit the TPAC website for Information.