First-Year Mandatory Advising (FMA)

Welcome to CLA’s First-Year Mandatory Advising (FMA)!

To have your enrollment hold removed and be able to register on time, follow the instructions below to get FMA underway!

Fill Out Your FMA Form (about 10-15 minutes)

Within the FMA Form, you will:

  • Verify your major and possible interest in minor
  • Confirm external credit such as AP, IB, and Transfer credits
  • Identify at least 4 classes or requirements you plan to take in Fall 2024

Submit FMA Form

Upon successful completion of the FMA Form, you will receive additional information to your CSULB student email on how to connect with an ATLAS Advisor.

Major Changes

  • If you are a non-CLA First-Year student interested in changing your major to CLA, submit the Major Request Form to get the process started.
  • If you no longer wish to pursue a CLA major, visit the Enrollment Services website to learn which Advising Center to contact for your First-Year Mandatory Advising requirement.

Have Questions?

If you have questions about the FMA process, please call our office (562-985-7804) or attend Drop-In Advising hours. ATLAS is happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Fall 2023 FMA Videos

Preparing for Spring 2024 Registration

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If you have not already submitted your test and transfer credits, send as soon as possible.

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