CLA First-Time, First-Year SOAR

Welcome to Your First Semester at CSULB as a CLA Student!

We look forward to assisting you as you prepare for your first semester at CSULB. To start the Advising & Registration process, review the information below.

When Do I Register?

You will register for Fall 2024 courses during your SOAR workshop.

Registration Dates

How Do I Register for Classes?

Before your SOAR workshop (at least one week prior):

  1. Check your personal and student email regularly for updates from the university
  2. Complete the Pre-Orientation and Advising & Registration courses via Canvas
  3. Submit your AP, IB, or Transfer credit to CSULB

During your Advising & Registration session at SOAR:

  1. Select your CLA Learning Community
  2. Search for course days and times
    • Use your registration tools and select classes on your MyCSULB Student Center
  3. Register for Fall 2024!

Need Registration Assistance?

ATLAS advisors will be available to assist you during your Advising & Registration session at your SOAR Workshop.

Next Steps

  • Pay your fees on time
  • Submit final transcripts by July 15th
  • Continue to check your BeachMail ( and personal email regularly

Need to Change Your Major?

If you are changing your major into or within CLA, submit a Major Change Request.

To request a major outside of CLA, visit the SOAR Website, and click on the Major Change Information Accordion.

Important Deadlines, Reminders & Resources

Do More in CLA!

Join a CLA Learning Community: Learning Alliance or Beach XP

  • Take classes with other CLA first-year students
  • Connect with campus and classmates
  • Form study groups
  • Learn tips for academic success
  • And More!