Winter Guidance for Incoming COE Transfer Students

Welcome to California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and the College of Engineering (COE). We're honored you selected CSULB and are excited to help you achieve a smooth and successful start to your college career.

Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) Experience Overview

The SOAR Experience consists of two processes (each with multiple components):

  • Orientation led by SOAR
  • Advising and Registration led by COE faculty advisors with support from the Engineering Student Success Center (ESSC).

Your Orientation and Class Registration dates are linked. When you register for SOAR Orientation Workshop (on campus), you are assigned the corresponding Class Registration date (online).

If your Your Class Registration (Advising and Registration) Is On Your Orientation Workshop Is On
Monday, Dec. 5  Thursday, Jan. 5 
Monday, Dec. 6 Thursday, Jan. 5 
Wednesday, Dec. 7  Thursday, Jan. 6 
Wednesday, Dec. 8 Thursday, Jan. 6 
Wednesday, Dec. 9 Thursday, Jan. 12

COE Advising and Registration Assistance

Faculty advisors will review transfer credits posted in MyCSULB and provide Spring 2023 course recommendations. These recommendations will be provided (via your CSULB email) prior to your Advising and Registration date. The ESSC Advising team will provide brief first-semester advising and scheduling assistance via Zoom on the Advising and Registration dates listed above. Zoom links and times for Advising and Registration events will be provided as those dates approach.

Please note that major/faculty advisors have limited availability and may not be available on the Advising and Registration dates listed above, and some students may be referred to meet with their faculty advisor separately if in-depth course evaluations and substitutions are needed. Additionally, dedicated major advising and long-term academic planning will be available during the Spring semester’s Mandatory Transfer Advising process. .