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Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a group session - led by an SI Leader - that meets two or three times a week to help students understand course material and learn how to study better. SI classes are optional, one-unit classes that can help you succeed in courses that most students have found difficult year after year. Students in SI Classes meet with an SI Leader either before or after the target class to work on learning strategies and critical thinking skills and apply them to the material covered in class.

Want to be an SI Leader? SI is now accepting applications for these courses for the Fall 2015 semester:

  • ACCT 300A
  • BIOL 207, 208, 211, 212
  • CHEM 111A, 111B, 140, 220B
  • FIN 300
  • MATH 113, 115, 119A
  • IS 310
  • MAPB 1
  • PHYS 100A, 100B
  • PSY 241
  • And General Education courses, including ANTH 120, CHLS 101, CLSC 101, CWL 124, CRJU 101, REC 220,        R/ST 100, SOC 100, and WGSS 101

How do I enroll in a Supplemental Instruction course?

Register for an SI section through MyCSULB.  In order to take an SI class, you must be enrolled in the course section that offers supplemental instruction.  Look up the class for which you want assistance in the Schedule of Classes. The "COMMENT" section will state whether an SI course is available. If an SI class isn't an option, tutoring or an SI Group may be available.  

Problems registering?

SI mycsulb instructions

If you are still experiencing problems, please contact Lyndsay Harrison at 562-985-7359.

How much do SI Classes cost?

If you’re a full-time student, SI is included in your registration fees. Out-of-state and international students must pay for the additional unit.


For further information, contact Christopher Glover at or (562) 985-8635.