First-Year Mandatory Advising (test page)

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

We look forward to assisting our first-year students in planning for Spring 2023! To have the advising hold released and be able to register on time, follow the instructions below to get FMA underway!

Fill Out Your FMA Form (about 15-20 minutes)

Within the FMA Form, you will:

  • Verify your information
  • Tell us more about what you plan to take in Spring 2023
  • Select one of the following options to complete your FMA experience:
    • Appointment with an Advisor:
      Meet with an advisor (In Person or Zoom) to discuss your Spring 2023 planned courses
    • Email from an Advisor:
      Receive an email from an advisor confirming your Spring 2023 planned courses

Click the button below to start your FMA process

Submit FMA Form

Major Changes

  • If you are a non-CLA First-Year student interested in changing your major to CLA, submit the FMA 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 2022 FMA Videos

Navigating Your Student Center
The Academic Requirements Report (ARR) 
Tools to Create a Balanced Schedule

Submit Your Test & Transfer Credits

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

Schedule Building Tools

Utilize CSULB’s many services to receive academic assistance.