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Using Academics - Academic History


The Academics section of your Student Center gives you quick access to your academic advising information. Choose from the pull-down menu to view Advisor Notes, your Course History, Test Score Summary, and Transfer Credit Report.

Advisor Notes

Advisor Notes allow advisor to create permanent notes related to advising appointments. The notes are used primarily to communicate information to the student and other advisors who are working with the student. Students have access to this information via the Student Center, an email communication or through the FERPA disclosure process. Note: Advisors may also elect to have the note sent to your preferred email address.

Click Advisor Notes from the pull-down menu. If your advisor has entered a note, you will be able to view it.

academics page with advisor notes highlighted in the pull down menu

When you have finished reading the note, click the Cancel button to return to the Student Center.

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If you select Advisor Notes from the pull-down menu, and there are no notes, you will see this message:

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Course History

The new Course History page displays all course credit by CSULB enrollment or by transfer in a grid. Icons are used to indicate the course Status. The grid also allows display and sort options. You may convert the grid to a spreadsheet by clicking the spreadsheet icon

Click Course History to view all course credits, enrolled or by transfer.

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Enrollment Verification

You can access official enrollment verification certificates online by logging into CSULB’s Single Sign-On (SSO) and clicking on the Verify button.  This will open up the Student Self-Service Site for the National Student Clearinghouse.  You can download and print your enrollment verification certificates, as well as view enrollment data that has been reported to other 3rd party requests.

SSO dashboard

Student Self-Service site in National Student Clearinghouse

There are several options available to students in the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC). Simply click the link based upon your needs.

Obtain an enrollment certificate

To print and mail to a health insurance or other company that requests proof of my enrollment. You have the option of only including enrollment in the current term or displaying all terms of enrollment.

  • Current Enrollment
  •  Enrollment Verification Certificate with current enrollment

  • All Enrollment
  • Enrollment Verification Certificate displaying all terms of enrollment

View the enrollment information on file with the Clearinghouse.

You can view the enrollment information that was sent from CSULB to NSC.

NSC list of data provided by CSULB

View the student loan deferment notifications that the Clearinghouse has provided to my loan holders (lenders and guarantors).

You can check the electronic notifications that have been sent on your behalf to student lenders.

enrollment data provided to loan holders

View the proof(s) of enrollment that the Clearinghouse has provided to my health insurers and other student services or products.

You can view enrollment verifications requested by student service providers and healthcare insurers.

Enrollment data provided to other student service providers

View specific information about my student loans

Note: Currently, CSULB does not send student loan information to NSC’s LoanLocator service. You will receive the following message:

List of organizations that have reported student loan information

Official Transcript

Browser Requirements: To access all the functions necessary for requesting an official transcript, the internet browser on your computer must meet minimal browser requirements. Be sure pop-ups are enabled for your browser. Official transcript requests use pop- up windows to process your payment.

You can request an Official Transcript from the Academics section in your Student Center.

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  1. Step 1 There are two ways to Request an Official Transcript in the Student Center:

    1. Click on the “My Academics” link on your Student Center, which will take you to the “My Academics” tab.  Then, click on the “Request official transcript” link.
    2. Select “Transcript: Official” from the drop down menu and click on the Go (>>) button next to the field.

    Either one of these options will take you to the Request Official Transcript page. After reading the instructions, click the "Next" button to proceed.

    Screenshot of Transcript Request Start Page

    Note: At any time in the process, if you click the "Cancel" button, your request will be cancelled.

  2. Step 2 From the drop-down menu, select an option of when you would like the transcript printed. If you select "Degree Confer Date" or "Grade Posting", you will also need to enter the corresponding term. Then click the “Next” button.

    Screenshot of print schedule options

  3. Step 3 Specify the number of copies to be sent to one address. Then click the "Next" button.

    Note: Transcripts to be sent to a different address must be ordered in a separate request.

    Screenshot showing transcript quantity selection

  4. Step 4 Indicate where you want your official transcript mailed. You can request to have it mailed to your address or to a third party.

    • To send it to your address – Check the "Send to My Address" checkbox; select your Address Type and the page will refresh to display the address on file.
    • To send it to a third party – Change the Send to information; click on the "Edit Address" link to indicate where the transcript is to be sent.

    Then click the"Next" button.

    Sending to Home address

    Screenshot of Home Address details

    Sending to third party

    Screenshot showing new address fields

  5. Step 5 Verify the "Price Summary". You will be charged based on the number of transcripts requested and any other appropriate fees. Then click the "Next" button.

    Screenshot of price summary page

  6. Step 6 Click on the “Make a Payment” button.  A new window will appear to allow you to select your payment option

    Screenshot of payment options

    If you submit more than one Official Transcript request in a 24 hour period, you will receive a Warning message asking if you wish to proceed with another payment. To continue with the payment process, check the box agreeing to proceed with another payment and click on the ‘Continue Checkout’ button.

    Screenshot of multiple payment requests

  7. Step 7 Click on the radio button that indicates how you want to make your payment – electronic check or credit card and then click on the “Continue Checkout” button.

    Screenshot of payment method selection page

  8. Step 7A If you are paying by electronic check, be sure to have your checking account information ready and enter that information in the corresponding fields.

    There is no fee to pay by E-Check on MyCSULB

    When you have finished entering your payment information, click on the "Continue Checkout" button.

  9. Step 7B If you are paying by credit card, you will need to agree to the Terms and Conditions of the CASHNet User Agreement by checking on the box and clicking on the “Continue Checkout” button.

    Screenshot of credit card billing form

    Have your credit card number and expiration date ready and enter that information in the corresponding fields.

    When you have finished entering your payment information, click on the "Continue Checkout" button.

    Screen shot of credit card billing form

  10. Step 8 Confirm the information you entered and click on the "Submit Payment" button.

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    Once the transaction is approved, you will see buttons for the following options:

    • "Email Another Receipt" will prompt you to enter an e-mail address to send the receipt.
    • "View Printable Receipt" will open a new window with a Printer-friendly version of your receipt.

    Screenshot of payment confirmation/receipt

  11. Step 9 Close the CASHNet Payment Window and refer back to your Official Transcript Request on your MyCSULB window.

    Screenshot of Process Payment page

  12. Step 10 Click the “Next” button. This will give you a Transcript Request Confirmation. Print this page for your records.

    Screenshot of Transcript Confirmation

  13. Step 11 From here, clicking the "Request Another Transcript" button will take you back to the initial "Request Official Transcript" page. Clicking "Continue" closes your "Request Official Transcript" session and takes you back to the Student Center.

If you have any questions regarding your payment, contact Student Financial Services at (562) 985-8280.

Test Score Summary

The Test Score Summary lists all student academic exams; including the test ID and description, score, test date, data source, and the date the data was applied to student academic records.

The summary can be sorted, as well as saved to a spreadsheet by clicking the spreadsheet icon

Click Test Score Summary to view test and exam score details.

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Academic Test Summary interpretation:

  • Test ID – the type of test reported
  • Description – the component of the reported test
  • Score – the individual’s score for the test or component of the test
  • Test Date – the date the test was taken
  • Data Source – the source that provided CSULB the test results
  • Note: “SLF” stands for “self-reported” and indicates the results were reported by the student and, therefore, are unofficial until an official testing source validates the test results
  • Date Loaded – the date the test scores were entered on the system

Transfer Credit Reports

The Transfer Credit Report summarizes academic credit that is based on (1) course work from other institutions, (2) standardized tests (e.g. Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate), and (3) other sources, such as military credit.

Click Transfer Credit Report to view the external credit summary and transfer detail.

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Information included on the Transfer Credit Report:

  • A Summary of External Units – summarizes all sources of transfer credit. Detailed information of identified transfer credit follows each external source.
  • The Evaluation Status – transfer work is indicated as “Unofficial” until standard articulation rules are applied or adjusted. The Evaluation Status will change to “Official” following Enrollment Services staff review.
  • CSULB Transfer Credit Information – explains the Transfer Credit Evaluation Status.

picture of the summary of external credits in the transfer credit report

Information included on the Transfer Course Detail:

  • Transfer Institution, Term Taken, Transfer Course Title, Units, and Grade – the course information taken from the external institution’s official transcript.
  • Term Posted – the term the transfer credit was applied to the student’s academic record. This is normally the next CSULB term of enrollment following the completion of the transfer course. Transfer credit will affect unit and GPA totals beginning with this term.
  • CSULB Course, CSULB Course Title, Units, and Grade – the CSULB equivalent course and credit accepted.
  • Click the "Sort by Internal" button Description: sort by internal button to alphabetize the CSULB Course column. Restore the data by clicking "Sort by External"Description: sort by external button button.

picture of the details of external units in the transfer credit report

picture of the test and other credit sections in the transfer credit report

Unofficial Transcript

You can view your posted transfer credit, course credit by term, academic standing by term, term statistics, and cumulative statistics in your Student Center by selecting “Transcript: Unofficial” in the Other Academic pull down menu.

  1. Step 1Select “Transcript: Unofficial” from the drop down menu. Click the advance arrow.

    Student Center with Transcript Unofficial in the Other Academic pull down menu

  2. Step 2 In the Unofficial Transcript page, verify "CSU Long Beach" is in the Academic Institution field.

  3. Step 3 Select "Unofficial Transcript" for the Report Type field.

    Note Be sure pop-ups are enabled for your browser.

    Student Center View Unofficial Transcript window

  4. Step 4 Click the "View Report" button. This action will open your Unofficial Transcript as a PDF document.

View a Previously Requested Report

You may wish to view an Unofficial Transcript you previously requested. To do so, follow Steps 1 through 2. Then, click the “VIEW ALL REQUESTED REPORTS” button.

All previous unofficial transcript requests will display. Select the report you would like to view by clicking the “View Report” button.