Freshman Orientation

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. Here are some important dates and links to summer prepatory events that will help you be ready to start your first semester in the Fall.

Important Dates for Summer 2017

Date Event and Details
ONGOING Online ALEKS Calculus Placement
Online calculus placement is only available for students who are "GE Math Ready" or "GE Math Conditional" (see EAP flyer for definitions). Participation in online calculus placement does not exempt you from the Early Start Math (ESM) requirement.
ONGOING Online ALEKS College Chemistry Placement
JUN 7 DEADLINE: Chemistry Placement Test (6/17) Registration
JUN 17 Chemistry Placement Test
Registration deadline June 7.
JUN 19-23 STEP-INTO-STEM, Mathematics Summer Bridge Program
JUN 28-30 Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR)*
*These dates are recommended for students with no AP credits who completed chemistry and math placement.
JUL 7 DEADLINE: Chemistry Placement Test (7/21) Registration
JUL 10-28 Jump Start Chemistry Summer Course
JUL 21 Chemistry Placement Test
Registration deadline July 7.
JUL 31 - AUG 4 Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR)
AUG 22 Science and Math Safari to Success
Free 1-day college orientation workshop.

Orientation Contacts

Science and Math Safari to Success

HSI-STEM: Step into STEM

Freshmen Scholars Learning Community

ALEKS Math Placement

Chemistry Placement