CLA Transfer SOAR

Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts!

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

  • Advising & Registration – facilitated by a College of Liberal Arts advisor
  • Orientation – facilitated by the SOAR Office

Steps to Complete Your Advising & Registration:

1. Complete Online Advising & Registration Course

  • Available December 1st on BeachBoard via
  • Complete BeachBoard course prior to December 14th

2. Review Course Recommendations & Registration Instructions

  • Emailed to your personal and/or CSULB Student email from your advisor in early-December
  • Load your MyCSULB Shopping Cart based on the advisor’s recommendations and attached resources

3. Register Between December 14th – 18th

  • Advisors are available for registration assistance December 14th – 18th, 10am – 4pm
  • A SOAR hold will be placed on your record on December 21st and removed once you attend your virtual orientation workshop

Advising Assistance

If you register successfully, congratulations! You are not required to speak with an advisor.

If you need registration assistance, complete a CLA Registration Assistance form (coming soon) and an advisor will contact you on a first-come first-served basis during the registration period.

The University is closed and all advisors are offline during weekends and December 24th – January 3rd.

Registration Resources
Hold Information
  • Check for holds on your MyCSULB Student Center prior to registering
  • Click on “Details” to learn who to contact to get any additional holds removed
  • SOAR Hold – Attend your virtual orientation or contact SOAR
  • Admissions Hold – Contact Admissions
Changing Your Major

If you are changing your major into or within CLA, complete a General Questions form and include your intended major.

If you are changing your major outside of CLA, contact the Advising Center for your intended major.

No longer attending CSULB in Spring?

Complete a General Questions form to confirm you no longer plan to attend CSULB.

Important Deadlines & Reminders

Campus Resource Links