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 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. 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) 
  2. Orientation - Facilitated by New Student & Family Programs.
Registration Date Orientation Date
Thursday, December 7 Friday, January 12
Friday, December 8  Friday, January 12

SOAR Advising and Registration Contacts

Steps to Complete Advising & Registration for Undeclared Students:

Complete the Advising & Registration Canvas Course prior to your registration date.

Complete the First-Time/First-Year Advising Survey prior to Sunday, November 26th or within one week of being admitted to the University. 

Undeclared students will not be invited to an individual registration appointment until they have completed the survey.

First-Time/First-year Advising Survey


A message will be sent to your personal and/or CSULB student email.

Read all instructions carefully and watch the videos provided. 

Schedule an individual appointment with a UCUA academic advisor using the link in the email. 

Your advising hold will be lifted for the duration of your appointment so you can enroll at that time.

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


Parking for In-Person Appointments

Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment 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 individual appointment, 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 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.

Attend Orientation 

Visit SOAR Orientation Overview to learn how to sign up for a SOAR Orientation Workshop, along with important dates, deadlines and other information 

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

Important Reminders

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