CNSM Freshmen 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 2019

Date Event and Details
MAY 31 DEADLINE: Chemistry Placement Test Registration (for June 14 Test)
JUNE 1 START: Online ALEKS Chemistry Placement (for SOAR dates June 26-28)
We strongly recommend you start ALEKS Chemistry no later than June 1 to be able to complete all assessments by the June 19 deadline. Please note that you must fully complete required ALEKS learning and placement modules by the deadline in order to register your fall chemistry classes during your SOAR orientation. Late scores will not be accepted, so plan accordingly.
JUNE 14 Chemistry Placement Test
Registration deadline for this test is May 31.
JUNE 14 START: Online ALEKS Calculus Placement (for SOAR dates June 26-28)
We strongly recommend you start ALEKS Math no later than June 14 to be able to complete all assessments by the June 19 deadline. Please note that you must fully complete required ALEKS learning and placement modules by the deadline in order to register your fall math classes during your SOAR orientation. Late scores will not be accepted, so plan accordingly.
JUNE 19 DEADLINE: Online ALEKS Calculus Placement (for SOAR dates June 26-28)
We strongly recommend you start ALEKS Math no later than June 14 to be able to complete all assessments by the June 19 deadline. Please note that you must fully complete required ALEKS learning and placement modules by the deadline in order to register your fall math classes during your SOAR orientation. Late scores will not be accepted, so plan accordingly.
JUNE 19 DEADLINE: Online ALEKS Chemistry Placement (for SOAR dates June 28-29)
We strongly recommend you start ALEKS Chemistry no later than June 1 to be able to complete all assessments by the June 19 deadline. Please note that you must fully complete required ALEKS learning and placement modules by the deadline in order to register your fall chemistry classes during your SOAR orientation. Late scores will not be accepted, so plan accordingly.
JUNE 21 DEADLINE: Chemistry Placement Test Registration (for July 8 Test)
JUNE 26-28 Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR)*
*These dates are recommended only for students not attending Early Start Mathematics and with no AP pending credits.
JULY 1 START: Online ALEKS Chemistry Placement (for SOAR dates July 29-August 8)
We strongly recommend you start ALEKS Chemistry no later than June 30 to be able to complete all assessments by the July 19 deadline. Please note that you must fully complete required ALEKS learning and placement modules by the deadline in order to register your fall chemistry classes during your SOAR orientation. Late scores will not be accepted, so plan accordingly.
JULY 8 Chemistry Placement Test
Registration deadline for this test is June 21.
JULY 8-19 STEP-INTO-STEM, Mathematics Summer Bridge Program
JULY 12 START: Online ALEKS Calculus Placement (for SOAR dates July 29-August 8)
We strongly recommend you start ALEKS Math no later than July 16 to be able to complete all assessments by the July 19 deadline. Please note that you must fully complete required ALEKS learning and placement modules by the deadline in order to register your fall math classes during your SOAR orientation. Late scores will not be accepted, so plan accordingly.
JULY 19 DEADLINE: Online ALEKS Calculus Placement (for SOAR dates July 29-August 8)
We strongly recommend you start ALEKS Math no later than July 16 to be able to complete all assessments by the July 19 deadline. Please note that you must fully complete required ALEKS learning and placement modules by the deadline in order to register your fall math classes during your SOAR orientation. Late scores will not be accepted, so plan accordingly.
JULY 19 DEADLINE: Online ALEKS Chemistry Placement (for SOAR dates July 29-August 8)
We strongly recommend you start ALEKS Chemistry no later than June 30 to be able to complete all assessments by the July 19 deadline. Please note that you must fully complete required ALEKS learning and placement modules by the deadline in order to register your fall chemistry classes during your SOAR orientation. Late scores will not be accepted, so plan accordingly.
JULY 26 - AUG 8 Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR)
AUG 20 Science and Math Safari to Success
Free 1-day college orientation workshop.

Orientation Contacts

CNSM Academic Advising Center

ALEKS Math Placement

Chemistry Placement

HSI-STEM: Step into STEM

Freshmen Scholars Learning Community

Science and Math Safari to Success