Fall 2020 Freshmen

Need Advising Help?

ATLAS advises all Liberal Arts freshmen. For information about satisfying your advising requirement, see our Freshman Mandatory Advising page.

Drop-in Advising & Appointments Available via Beach Connect

Drop-in advising and appointments are available for pre-majors in any CLA department and students declared in the following majors (excluding freshmen):

  • American Sign Language & Deaf Cultures
  • American Studies
  • Chicano Latino Studies
  • Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies

ALL other Liberal Arts Majors will be advised by their department faculty advisor.

Drop-In Advising Hours & Instructions

To access Drop-in Advising, log in using Single Sign-On and select the Beach Connect button or click on the button below. You must select “Quick Question” as the service.

View this video guide for instructions on checking into Drop-In Advising via Beach Connect.

  • Mondays: 10-11:30am
  • Tuesdays: 9-10:30am
  • Wednesdays: 2-3:30pm
  • Thursdays: 2-3:30pm
Beach Connect

If you are unable to access ATLAS Drop-in Advising or Appointments, fill out our General Questions Form to request advising.

Virtual Advising Services

Please click on the tab below that applies to you and fill out the appropriate form. An advisor will respond to your request via your CSULB email.

Class Schedule Assistance (Current CSULB Students)
  • Submit your Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 schedule plan and questions for an advisor on this form.
Graduation Check (Current CLA Students)
  • Planning to graduate Spring 2021 or Summer 2021? Apply by October 15, 2020. After deadline, late fee applies.
  • Review the Graduation Guide to determine your graduation status.
  • If you would like an advisor to review your final plan, submit a Graduation Check form.
Request a CLA Major or Minor

Declaring a Major

  • Complete this form to declare a CLA Major.
  • For CLA Major Checklists, click here.

Requesting to Add, Drop, or Swap a Minor

  • Complete this form for CLA Minor requests.
  • For CLA Minor Checklists, click here.
General Questions


  • Please fill out the form below and click submit. Thank you for your patience. You will receive a response within two business days.

  • For incoming students who have not yet received an ID number use all 0's (ex: 000000000).
  • Ex: American Studies, Pre-Psychology, Undeclared

    If unsure or considering multiple majors, please indicate unsure or list all majors.

ATLAS is Here for You – Even Though We’re Virtual!

Liberal Arts Majors & Minors – Please help us help you!

  • We advise and support thousands of students at CSULB and all of you matter to us!
  • Our team is working from their homes during normal business hours Monday thru Friday just as if we were on campus.
  • Please understand that our advisors deserve their personal time off so do not expect answers after business hours, on weekends, or holidays.
  • Patience is a necessity during these challenging times. If you contacted us, we will respond as quickly as possible.
  • Stay calm and a team member will contact you. Check your CSULB email regularly so we can stay in touch.
  • We connect by email, phone, and/or Zoom with students depending on the need. Follow these tips for successful virtual communication.

Remember we are in this together – we are OneBeach!

ATLAS Phone Hours

We have limited availability by phone. You can reach us at (562) 985-7804 during the following hours:

  • Monday: 10am-1pm & 2-5pm
  • Tuesday: 9am-12pm & 1-4pm
  • Wednesday: 9am-12pm & 1:30-4:30pm
  • Thursday: 10am-1pm & 2-5pm
  • Friday: 10am-1pm

Check your CSULB student email regularly!

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Now more than ever, important information about your academic success is sent to you every day. Keep up the good work and don’t get left behind!

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