CNSM 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 2018

Date Event and Details
JUNE 1 DEADLINE: Chemistry Placement Test Registration (for June 15 Test)
JUNE 1 START: 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 June 21 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 15 Chemistry Placement Test
Registration deadline for this test is June 1.
JUNE 15 START: Online ALEKS Calculus Placement (for SOAR dates June 28-29)
We strongly recommend you start ALEKS Math no later than June 15 to be able to complete all assessments by June 21 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 21 DEADLINE: Online ALEKS Calculus Placement (for SOAR dates June 28-29)
We strongly recommend you start ALEKS Math no later than June 15 to be able to complete all assessments by June 21 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 21 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 June 21 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 28-29 Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR)*
*These dates are recommended for students with no AP pending credits.
JUNE 29 DEADLINE: Chemistry Placement Test Registration (for July 13 Test)
JUNE 30 START: Online ALEKS Chemistry Placement (for SOAR dates July 30-August 10)
We strongly recommend you start ALEKS Chemistry no later than June 30 to be able to complete all assessments by July 22 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 9-19 STEP-INTO-STEM, Mathematics Summer Bridge Program
JULY 9-27 Jump Start Chemistry Summer Course
JULY 13 Chemistry Placement Test
Registration deadline for this test is June 29.
JULY 16 START: Online ALEKS Calculus Placement (for SOAR dates July 30-August 10)
We strongly recommend you start ALEKS Math no later than July 16 to be able to complete all assessments by July 22 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 22 DEADLINE: Online ALEKS Calculus Placement (for SOAR dates July 30-August 10)
We strongly recommend you start ALEKS Math no later than July 16 to be able to complete all assessments by July 22 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 22 DEADLINE: Online ALEKS Chemistry Placement (for SOAR dates July 30-August 10)
We strongly recommend you start ALEKS Chemistry no later than June 30 to be able to complete all assessments by July 22 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 30 - AUG 10 Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR)
AUG 20 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