Guidance for Incoming Transfer Students

Info for Incoming Science and Math Transfers in Spring 2022

Welcome to California State University, Long Beach and the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics! We are excited to help you achieve a smooth and successful start to your college career.

Out of an abundance of caution, guidance for incoming science and mathematics transfer students, including academic advising and class registration, will be conducted online for Winter 2021.

New transfer students have two required components to help with their transition to CSULB:

  • Advising and Registration component led by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM)
  • Orientation component led by Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR)

Advising and Registration Date and SOAR Dates

Advising and Registration takes place BEFORE your SOAR date. When you register for SOAR, you will automatically be assigned to corresponding advising and registration date.

  • Advising and Registration Date: December 15, 2021
  • SOAR Dates: January 4-7, 2022

Changing Your Major?

If you are interested in changing your major, please see the instructions relevant to your situation.

Academic Advising and Registration Steps

The following instructions are for CNSM transfer students only.

  1. Make your Orientation Workshop reservation by Wednesday, December 8, 2021.
  2. Receive individual academic advising and Spring 2022 course recommendations from your assigned faculty major advisor. Your faculty advisor will email you directions on how to complete the appointment and receive recommendations for your Spring 2022 courses. See Faculty Advisor Info below.
  3. Complete the Advising and Registration BeachBoard Course (available starting Thursday, December 2) prior to registering for courses. Log in to Single Sign-On (SSO) to access BeachBoard.
  4. Register for courses recommended by your faculty major advisor.

Here are the availability of the relevant faculty advisors by major.

Important Reminders

Check your personal email and your new CSULB email for updates and read the information below so that you understand the full process.


CNSM Academic Advising Center