Freshman Mandatory Advising

Welcome to CLA’s Freshman Mandatory Advising (FMA)

We hope you are enjoying your first semester at CSULB. We have concluded FMA for all current CLA freshmen at this time.

If you are a CLA freshman, please check your CSULB email for your Personalized Advising Plan from your ATLAS advisor.

If you are a freshman from another college interested in changing to a CLA major, please follow the steps below:

  1. Watch the FMA Videos.
  2. Complete and submit your FMA Guide.
  3. Review your personalized Advising Plan (the advisor’s response to your Guide submission).
  4. Register for classes in November. Your Enrollment Appointment Date & Time will be emailed to you on October 16th.

FMA Videos

Video 1: Navigating Your Student Center
Explore critical areas of your Student Center.

Video 2: The Academic Requirements Report (ARR)
Identify your remaining requirements with your ARR.

If you are changing your major within or into CLA, view your Major Specific Requirements on your intended major checklist.

Video 3: Tools of the Trade
Learn how to use course planning tools to complete your requirements.

Course Planning Tools

Video 4: Schedule for Success
Create a balanced schedule with the suggestions in this video.

FMA Guide

Thank you for watching these videos. You are ready to start your FMA Guide. Once completed, you will receive your personalized Advising Plan within two business days via email.


Academic Support

Utilize CSULB's many services to receive academic assistance.

Submit Your Test & Transfer Credits

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

Get Involved

Connect with CSULB through a variety of organizational opportunities.

Student Support Services

For additional student services and support, click the link below.