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Jensen SAS Center - Student Access to Science and Mathematics

Transfer Student Orientation

Welcome to CSULB and the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM)! We are excited to help you, the newest members of our CNSM community, acclimate to life at The Beach. A smooth transition to this campus will encourage your achievement and success during your time at CSULB.

2014 Entering Transfer Students

Accept Offer of Admission

Deadline: June 1, 2014

Save your space at CSULB by completing and returning your Admitted Student Reply Form by June 1, 2014. Use your MyCSULB account to access your information or contact CSULB Enrollment Services via the web or call (562) 985-5471 if you have other questions.

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Enroll in Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR)

Event Date: Friday, July 11, 2014

Transfer students are required to attend SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration), the University-sponsored orientation program. The SOAR session designated for Natural Science and Mathematics majors is Friday, July 11, 2014. A separate registration process and fee are required. At SOAR, you will receive an overview of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, meet with college representatives, and receive assistance with selecting your Fall 2014 courses. You can begin registering for SOAR workshops shortly. Visit the SOAR website or call (562) 985-5515 for more information.

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Take the Math Diagnostic Placement Test (MDPT)

Planning to enroll in Calculus I at CSULB? You may need to complete the Math Diagnostic Placement Test (MDPT). The MDPT is offered to CSULB students in the spring and early summer. Contact the CSULB Mathematics Department for more information at (562) 985-4721 or visit the MDPT website.

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Take the Chemistry Placement Test (CPT)

Planning to enroll in General Chemistry? You may need to take the Chemistry Placement Test (CPT). If you have NOT completed your first semester of a one-year course in General Chemistry (with laboratory) and you plan to enroll in the first course of General Chemistry this fall, you're required to complete the CPT. Contact Testing and Evaluation Services at (562) 985-4007 to request registration materials. The cost for test is $10. Additional CPT information is available by visiting the Testing, Evaluation & Assessment website.

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If you have any questions, please contact the CNSM Academic Advising Center at 562.985.1587. We look forward to meeting and working with you!

Henry C. Fung, Ph.D.
Co-Director of the Jensen SAS Center and Associate Dean for Instructional Programs

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