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Advising for Incoming CHHS Students

Welcome new College of Health & Human Services (CHHS) students! We are excited to work with you. We will be available to help with registering for your first semester. We understand that you are eager to meet with your CHHS advisor, but please know we can not advise you until your ssigned advising & registration date. We appreciate your patience! Review the information below to learn more about the advising & registration process.

SOAR Requirement for Incoming Students

All incoming students will complete the following two components before their first semester:

  1.  Advising & Registration - led by the CHHS Advising team
  2. Orientation - led by the SOAR team

How to Complete SOAR:

  1. Sign up for your virtual orientation workshop! Find information on how to sign up, dates and deadlines, and other information on the SOAR Website.
    • You must sign up for an orientation workshop in order to register for Fall 2021. If you have not signed up for the workshop, please sign up ASAP! Please note, that advising & registration will happen exactly one week before your SOAR virtual orientation workshop.
  2. Complete the following two online courses on BeachBoard: 
    • Online Advising & Registration Course - this course is required for your advising & registration requirement
    • Online Pre-SOAR Program - this course is required as part of your orientation requirement
  3. Register for Fall 2021 courses
  4. Attend your virtual orientation workshop

How to access BeachBoard courses

  1. Log in to Single Sign On and click on the BeachBoard icon to complete your online advising components.
    • The courses will be available starting May 27th. Both courses must be completed before you register for courses.
    • All incoming students are required to complete the following courses:
      • Online Advising & Registration
      • Online Pre-SOAR Program

Advising & Registration Process for Freshmen

All CHHS freshmen will register one week before their virtual orientation workshop. You will not register during your virtual orientation.

What to expect:

  1. Check your email one day before your assigned advising & registration date. 
    • We will send you a personalized schedule for your first semester. Search for emails from "CHHS Advising." Double-check your spam folder! 
      • The CHHS Advising email is an unmonitored mailbox. Do not reply or send questions to that email, because they will not be received. 
  2. Register for courses!
    • On the morning of your assigned advising & registration date, your hold will be lifted so you can register for courses! 
      • It is your responsibility to ensure all other holds are removed in a timely manner. Check your MyCSULB student center for any outstanding holds.
      • Other holds may include past due balance, VAWA hold, CIE insurance, admissions documents, etc.
    • You will have until 11:59pm to register for courses. We recommend you register as soon as your registration opens. Courses will fill quickly; waiting to register, even if it's a few hours, may result in priority courses being full, not enough courses to be full time, and/or a delay in your graduation.
  3. Zoom with us! 
    • If you need assistance when registering, our advisors will be available on Zoom from 12:30-3:30pm on your registration date.
    • The Zoom link will be included in the email with your schedule. Please check your CSULB and your personal email account and search for emails from CHHS Advising.

What to do if you missed your registration date and cannot register for courses:

  • If you missed your registration date, you will need to connect with the CHHS Advising via Zoom in order to have your advising hold lifted. Please refer to the email you received with your schedule to find the Zoom link and times we are available.

Advising & Registration Process for Transfers

All CHHS transfers will register one week before their virtual orientation workshop. You will not be registering at your virtual orientation workshop.

What to expect:

  1. Check your email one day before your advising & registration date. 
    • We will send you personalized major and general education worksheets as well as a recommended schedule for your first semester. Search for emails from "CHHS Advising." Double-check your spam folder! 
      • The CHHS Advising email is an unmonitored mailbox. Do not reply or send questions to that email address, because they will not be received. 
  2. Register for courses!
    • On the morning of your advising & registration date, your hold will be lifted so you can register for courses. 
      • It is your responsibility to ensure all other holds are removed in a timely manner - check your MyCSULB student center for any outstanding holds.
      • Other holds may include past due balance, VAWA hold, CIE insurance, admissions documents, etc.
      • You will be able to register for courses until the Sunday before your Virtual Orientation Workshop. We recommend you register the day your registration opens. Courses will fill quickly; waiting to register, even if it's just one day, may result in priority courses being full, not enough courses to be full time, and/or a delay in your graduation.
  3. Zoom with us! 
    • If you need assistance when registering, our advisors will be available via Zoom from 12:30-3:30pm on your registration date.
    • The Zoom link and information will be provided to you in the email with your schedule. Please check your CSULB and your personal email account and search for emails from CHHS Advising.

What to do if you missed your registration date and cannot register for courses:

  • If you missed your registration date, you will need to connect with the CHHS Advising team via Zoom in order to have your advising hold lifted. Please refer to the email you received with your schedule to find the Zoom link and times we are available.

How to Change Your Major

Incoming freshmen interested in switching to Pre-Nursing: You will need to be Undeclared until you meet the requirements to switch to Pre-Nursing. Students interested in switching to Pre-Nursing will complete the Major Change Form on the University Center for Undergraduate Advising (UCUA) website.

Incoming transfers interested in switching to Nursing or Social Work: Unfortunately, you cannot change your major. Both programs require supplemental applications that were due when you applied to the university. Admission to the programs is closed. You are not eligible to pursue the Nursing or Social Work Bachelor's program if you were not admitted to the university as a transfer directly into that program. We encourage you to explore graduate programs in these fields after you complete your Bachelor's degree at CSULB.

If you are changing your major into a program within CHHS, please complete our Degree Objective Change Form. If you are changing your major into a program outside of CHHS, please find the advising center for your intended major and follow their process to change your major.

No longer attending CSULB in fall?

Submit an Online Admissions Ticket to confirm you no longer plan to attend CSULB.

How to contact an advisor

New students can talk with an Advisor on your Assigned Advising & Registration date. You'll receive a Zoom link in the email we send with your Fall course schedule. Check the "Advising & Registration Process" info above for more details.

To contact us outside of your Assigned Advising & Registration date, you can reach our front desk on Zoom, or call (669)900-6833 and enter meeting ID: 561 334 665. 

Remember that our advisors can not provide fall schedule advising before your Assigned Advising & Registration date.