Advising for Current Students
Undeclared First-Time/First-Year Students
All undergraduate first-time/first-year (freshmen) students are required to complete mandatory first-time/first-year advising both in the fall, to plan for spring registration, and in the spring, to plan for fall registration. Undeclared first-time/first-year students are required to complete four online modules in fall, three online modules in spring, and meet with their advisor during each semester.
- Module 1: Preparing for the Semester
- Module 2: Staying the Course
- Module 3: Supporting Your Academics
- Fall Advising & Registration Module
Undergraduate students should consult a UCUA advisor for:
- information about Major Specific Requirements for declaration (MSR) and the major declaration process,
- assistance in identifying or exploring a new major,
- advice about degree progress or fulfilling university requirements
- clarification of academic standing and academic warning (formerly academic probation) policy
- help in understanding academic disqualification and strategizing reinstatement to CSULB.
Changing Your Major to Undeclared
First-Year/First-Time students may submit a request to change their major to undeclared by completing an Undeclared Major Change Form. Within seven business days, an advisor will reach out to confirm if you major has been changed or if additional steps are required. Please continue to check your CSULB student email regularly.
Students in their second year and beyond may request to change their major to undeclared by attending a drop-in advising session with a UCUA academic advisor on campus or via Zoom. Drop-in advising hours and instructions are available on the UCUA home page.
When to See a College or Department Advisor
Students with declared majors that have questions about major requirements are encouraged to contact their college or departmental advisors. In MyCSULB, undergraduate students can quickly identify the advising resource best suited to assist them. After logging in to MyCSULB, a box can be found on the lower right-hand side of the Student Center labeled "Advisor." Click the details link to find advisor contact information.
Students should track degree progress by utilizing tools found in MyCSULB and regularly meet with academic advisors to ensure that they are making timely progress toward degree completion.