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Enrollment Services Workshops

Students are encouraged to attend free workshops to learn about registration, educational leave, financial aid, and more. Workshops are available to all current CSULB students and are hosted by knowledgeable Enrollment Services counselors.

In accordance with campus health and safety precautions, all current workshops are hosted virtually by Zoom. Select a topic below to see the current schedule:

Registration and Online Tools

Get insider tips (including the steps to join a waitlist for a full class!) and learn how to use your online tools to manage your academic career — such as the Degree Planner, Academic Requirements Report, and Class Schedule Planner.

Registration Tools Workshops Schedule
Date Time Location
Thursday, June 2, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Zoom
Monday, July 18, 2022 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Zoom
Thursday, August 11, 2022 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Zoom
Monday, August 29, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Zoom
Thursday, October 13, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Zoom
Monday, November 14, 2022 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Zoom
Thursday, December 1, 2022 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Zoom

To sign up to attend, email ES-StudentRecords@csulb.edu and include the date you'd like to sign up for. You'll receive an email with the Zoom meeting invitation.

Educational Leave

If you're thinking about taking some time away from CSULB, we recommend you attend an Educational Leave workshop. This workshop will help you understand the requirements and benefits of a leave. You'll learn how to avoid losing your catalog rights and having to re-apply to the university. 

Educational Leave Workshops Schedule
Date Time Location
Thursday, June 23, 2022 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Zoom
Monday, July 11, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Zoom
Thursday, August 18, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Zoom
Monday, September 12, 2022 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Zoom
Thursday, October 6, 2022 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Zoom
Monday, November 7, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Zoom
Thursday, December 8, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Zoom
Monday, December 12, 2022 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Zoom

To sign up to attend, email ES-StudentRecords@csulb.edu and include the date you'd like to sign up for. You'll receive an email with the Zoom meeting invitation.

FERPA Training for Student Assistants

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of students and their educational records. Student assistants who request access to student educational records must complete FERPA training. This training ensures that student assistants with access to student educational records understand the protection of those records under FERPA policy.

FERPA Training Workshops Schedule
Day Time Location
Tuesdays 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Zoom
Wednesdays 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Zoom

To sign up to attend, register in Beach Connect:

  1. Log in to CSULB Single Sign-On.
  2. Select the Beach Connect app icon.
  3. Select the Get Assistance button.
  4. In the dropdown menu for What type of appointment would you like to schedule?, select Beach Central.
  5. A second dropdown menu will appear. Select the Records in this dropdown menu.
  6. A third dropdown menu will appear. Select FERPA Training for the reason for your counseling appointment in this dropdown menu. Select Next.

Screenshot of appointment scheduling menu with FERPA Training selected

  1. In the dropdown menu for What location do you prefer?, select Beach Central - Enrollment Services. Select Next again.
  2. Select a day and time for your training and select Next.
  3. Review your appointment time and then select the Confirm Appointment button. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) hosts online Cash 4 College workshops from October 1 - June 30. These are free workshops provding help with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act (CADAA) and Chafee Grant for Foster Youth applications. Remember to submit your FAFSA or Dream application by March 2!

In addition, you can browse a library of short Financial Aid tutorial and informational videos on CSULB's Financial Aid TV.

For the latest information on scholarships, visit the BeachScholarships page.