Prospective Students

Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts (CLA)!

We’re so happy you’re interested in joining us.

Happy College Students


The College of Liberal Arts is the largest college at CSULB, offering over 100 undergraduate majors, minors, and certificates!

CLA Degree Programs


Apply to the University via Cal State Apply by the published deadline. Click below to find out more!

First-Time, First-Year Students (Freshmen)
Transfer Students


Build your community! CLA offers new and continuing students a variety of opportunities to connect with each other, faculty, and advisors.

CLA Learning Communities

Participate in a First-Year Learning Community

Learning Alliance CSULB

The Learning Alliance - providing First-Time, First-Year (Freshmen) students with packaged first-semester courses, resources to navigate college, built-in friendships, and more!

Transfer Learning Community ATLAS

Transfer Learning Community - offering packaged first-semester courses, connections with faculty in your major department, and opportunities to engage with your peers

Social Media

Connect with us on Social Media

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Next Steps

Once you’re admitted, here’s what to do next.

  • Check your personal and CSULB emails regularly – this is the primary way that Enrollment Services and your advisors will contact you.
  • Submit all college-level credit & transcripts to CSULB ASAP – this includes AP/IB/CLEP exams, credit from community colleges & 4-year institutions, military credit, etc. The sooner we receive your credit, the more accurate your tools and advising experience will be.
  • Attend Orientation – all incoming students are required to participate in orientation prior to attending CSULB.

Join Our First-Year Learning Community!