Virtual Drop-In Advising

Freshman Mandatory Advising

Attention CLA First-Time, First-Years (Freshmen)!

To learn how to complete your First-Year Mandatory Advising (FMA) requirement, please visit our FMA website.

What is Virtual Drop-in Advising?

Virtual drop-in advising is a quick way to speak with an ATLAS advisor via phone (or Zoom upon request). Sign into the queue on Beach Connect during drop-in hours to get started.

Virtual Drop-in Advising is intended for the following:

  • All First-Year students in any CLA Department
  • Pre-Majors in any CLA Department (ex: Pre-American Studies)
  • Any CLA student referred to ATLAS
  • Majors Advised by ATLAS

*Continuing and transfer students majoring in CLA, see your primary advisor for assistance.

Can’t access ATLAS Drop-in Advising? Give us a call during posted Drop-in hours: (562) 985-7804.

Virtual Drop-in Advising Instructions

During posted Drop-in Advising Hours:

  1. Log into your Single Sign-On & click on the Beach Connect App
  2. Click on the Get Assistance button
  3. Click on View Drop-In Times link
  4. Select the following options when prompted:
    • Type: Academic Advising
    • Service: Quick Question
    • Location: College of Liberal Arts Advising Center – ATLAS
  5. Click Drop-in Online to join the queue
  6. An advisor will call you via your preferred phone number on MyCSULB.
    Make sure your preferred phone number is up-to-date

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

Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours

Sign into the Drop-in Advising queue on Beach Connect during these posted hours only:

  • Monday, 3/20: 2 - 4pm
  • Tuesday, 3/21: 10 - 11:30am
  • Wednesday, 3/22: 9 - 11am
  • Thursday, 3/23: 2 - 4pm
  • Friday, 3/24: 9 - 11am

Looking to change your major into CLA?

Advisors are ready to assist you!
Complete a Major Change Request form by clicking on the button below

OR call (562) 985-7804 during our phone hours for assistance.