First Wave Registration


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First Wave Registration is an exclusive enrollment period for current CSULB students and occurs every semester in the first few weeks of general class registration. Current CSULB students are encouraged to take advantage of First Wave Registration in order to reserve a spot in their most preferred classes for the upcoming semester. Refer to Key Dates and Deadlines for a complete list of current and upcoming registration dates. Classes do fill fast, so the earlier you register the better chance you have at booking your ideal schedule!

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The Spring 2024 Schedule of Classes is now available to view. Check your email for your registration appointment details!


Benefits of First Wave Registration:

  • Secure your preferred classes before new students
  • The pre-semester payment deadline is January 10, 2024
  • Still time to apply for Financial Aid


Registration Resources for Current Students:

An important resource that you should regularly check is your Academic Requirements Report (ARR), which is your degree audit at CSULB. Your ARR is a comprehensive list of your degree requirements—including General Education, major, and minor categories—along with completed and in-progress courses that meet those requirements.

This report is an interactive advising tool that will help you track your academic progress toward graduation. You should review this report before you enroll in classes every semester and any time you make changes to your schedule.

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Along with your academic advisor, your ARR is a great resource to help you plan your overall class schedule. Consider this report, along with your Degree Planner, a roadmap from admission to graduation!

Visit the Schedule of Classes page before enrolling every semester for the latest news and updates regarding registration processes, health and safety guidelines, modes of instruction, and more. After you enroll, continue to check your MyCSULB Student Center for class schedule updates. Remember that hybrid and face-to-face classes require students to attend class on campus or at a community site.

Need support in navigating the schedule of classes? Watch the walkthrough video below:

Refer to Key Dates and Deadlines for a complete list of current and upcoming registration dates.

  1. Review any account holds and register for classes via MyCSULB Student Center.
  2. Once enrolled, you may change your schedule as needed until the last day of self-service registration
  3. After self-service registration ends, registration and adjustments are by approval only

Helpful Tips and Tutorials: Learn how to check for holds on your account, when you can enroll in classes, and what to do after you enroll via the Registration Information page.

Unsure where to start? Attend a free Registration and Online Tools workshop! This workshop is currently offered online.

If you are on the waitlist for a class, be sure to have a backup option because there's no guarantee that you will be able to join the class. If you are only waitlisted for classes and not enrolled in any, you won't be considered an enrolled student until you secure a spot in an open class. You may waitlist for a maximum of 5 units.

It is always a good idea to register for your ideal classes as early as possible once your registration window opens to avoid losing a potential spot in a key course! If you need to change your classes once final grades are posted (or if your plans change for any other reason) you may do so with the Add/Drop or Swap feature in MyCSULB Student Center. Keep in mind that classes do fill up fast. Connect with your academic advisor for further support.

Select a Topic Below to Explore Financial Aid and Scholarships Resources at CSULB:

After exploring the resources above, if you have any more questions about submitting financial aid documents, scholarships, federal work-study, appeals, or Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), submit a help ticket or make a counseling appointment with our Financial Aid and Scholarships team via Beach Central. We're here to help you find the right opportunities to help you fund your educational goals!

You should always connect with your Academic Advisor whenever you have questions about class selection when planning your schedule. Students are also encouraged to explore these tools and support centers when preparing to register:

If you have questions about adding or dropping classes, applying for graduation, transfer credit, academic appeals, Timely Graduation, educational leaves, returning to CSULB, or updating your personal information, submit a help ticket to the Student Records team at Beach Central.

We look forward to seeing you soon at The Beach!