CNSM Academic Advising Center

Freshmen Mandatory Advising Workshop Signup

All CSULB freshmen are required to receive Freshmen Mandatory Advising (FMA) during their first and second semester at CSULB. Students in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM) must attend a freshman advising workshop facilitated by the CNSM Academic Advising Center in order to have their advising hold lifted.

Changing Out of CNSM?

If you are planning to change your pre-major outside of CNSM, then you do not need to fill out this questionnaire. However, you must first contact us at to let us know of the change (please include your name and student id number). After contacting us, you may need to contact the University Center for Undergraduate Advising to follow their instructions to have your freshman advising hold lifted.

Before You Begin

Before you begin, here is what you'll need to complete the form:

  1. Your calendar.
  2. Your current Spring 2020 course schedule.

Completing this form will take approximately 10 minutes. (* indicates a required field or section.)

Your Information

Your Academic Influences

Please choose the answers that best match your situation. Answering these questions will help us make more accurate recommendations.

Your Spring 2020 Schedule and Progress

Please select ALL of the courses you are currently enrolled in, and your progress (most recent test or paper grade), from the drop-down boxes below. If you are not taking a course in a particular category, please select "Not taking this semester" and leave the progress for that category blank. If your course is not listed in the drop-down boxes, please specify it under "Additional Course."

Category Course Progress

Pick A Workshop Date*

Please Note:

  • The workshops will start on time and the presentation will take 50 minutes. The remaining time is reserved for questions. You are welcome to leave once the presentation is completed.
  • Failure to attend a FMA Workshop will impact your ability to register for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • Students who select the "Unable to Attend Sessions Listed" will not be seen until AFTER all the posted FMA Dates above. Please make any arrangements early in order to attend one of the posted dates and times if possible. Our office cannot guarantee that you will be seen prior to your registration date and time if you select the Unable to Attend Sessions Listed option.