Advising for Current Students

Undeclared First-Time/First-Year (FTFY) 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.

Fall 2023 Advising Modules



Spring 2024 Advising Modules

  • Academic Warning Workshop (*Only if applicable*)
  • Module 5: Upper Division Requirements
  • Spring 2024 Exploring Careers/Majors Module
  • Spring Advising & Registration Module (*Check your student email for link from your primary academic advisor on or after 3/2/2024*)
    • Once your Spring Advising & Registration Module is complete, you will be invited to schedule an appointment with your primary academic advisor.


Undeclared Second Year and Beyond (SY&B) Students

All undeclared second year and beyond students are required to meet with their primary academic advisor in UCUA to discuss their intended major and plan for enrollment for each semester. Students should complete the second year advising requirement by meeting with their advisor.

Fall 2023 SY&B Advising Requirements

  • Academic Warning Workshop (*Only if applicable*)
  • Second Year Advising Meeting



Spring 2024 SY&B Advising Requirements


Continuing Students

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. An advisor will reach out to you to confirm if your major has been changed or if additional action is 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.

Undeclared Major Change Form


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.