Advising for Newly Admitted Students

Welcome to CSULB! 

We are excited to welcome you to The Beach! Newly admitted students will have their first contact with an academic advisor this summer through the Advising & Registration component of SOAR. During the spring semester, advisors are dedicated to assisting continuing students, but we look forward to meeting with you soon! 

As an incoming student, you must complete two components to begin at CSULB: 

  1. Orientation - Facilitated by New Student & Family Programs.
  2. Advising & Registration - Students in a major or pre-major will complete advising and registration with their respective College advising center or academic advisor. Undeclared students will complete registration with the University Center for Undergraduate Advising (UCUA) .


Orientation, Advising, & Registration Dates


Tuesday, June 11

Wednesday, June 12

Thursday, June 13

Monday, June 17

Tuesday, June 18

Thursday, June 20

Monday, June 24

Tuesday, June 25

Wednesday, June 26


Friday, August 9

Monday, August 12

Tuesday, August 13

SOAR Advising and Registration Contacts

Steps to Complete Advising & Registration for Undeclared Students:

Use your MyCSULB account to submit your Admitted Student Reply and Enrollment Deposit. Once you have done that, you will be able to make your SOAR reservation.

The deadline to make your reservation can be found on the SOAR Orientation & Registration website:

The "SOAR Advising - Undeclared First-Time, First-Year - Fall 2024" Canvas Course will be made available on May 21st.

You must complete this Advising & Registration Canvas Course prior to your SOAR date.

Complete the First-Time/First-Year Advising Survey prior to Sunday, June 2nd or within one week of being admitted to the University. 

Undeclared students must complete the survey prior to their SOAR date so that UCUA academic advisors have ample time to prepare your Fall 2024 course suggestions based on the major(s) you are exploring/pursuing.

First-Time/First-year Advising Survey link!


Your advising hold will be lifted for the duration of your Advising & Registration time during your SOAR day, so you can enroll at that time.

During your group appointment, UCUA academic advisors will recommend a list of courses that are consistent with your academic goals and assist you with enrolling. 

If you can't participate in or miss your orientation workshop, contact:  



Parking for In-Person Drop-in Advising Follow-ups

Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the close of drop-in advising hours, in order to find parking and locate our office. The University Center for Undergraduate Advising is in the Shakarian Student Success Center Room 140.  For rates and directions to campus parking, please visit the Parking Instructions For Newly Admitted Students Website.

Advising Assistance  

If you need further assistance after attending your SOAR day, you may speak with a UCUA academic advisor during Zoom or in person drop-in advising hours. Drop-in advising hours, location, and Zoom link can be found on the UCUA homepage. 

You can also email a UCUA academic advisor at Please use your CSULB student email and provide your Student ID number. 

Need Disability-Related Accommodations?

The Bob Murphy Access Center (BMAC) provides support to students with disabilities through accommodations and services, including but not limited to sign language interpreters, real-time captioners, assistive technology, and alternative media. Complete the Disability-Related Accommodations Form to request your needed accommodations/services. If you have additional questions, please visit the BMAC website, call (562) 985-5401, or email

If You No Longer Plan to Attend CSULB 

If you have accepted your offer of admission and have decided not to attend CSULB, please follow the Cancel Admission instructions.

Important Reminders

Regularly check your personal email and new CSULB email for important updates and information.