First-Year Mandatory Advising

Welcome to CNSM's First-Year Mandatory Advising (FMA)!

The purpose of FMA is to:

  • Familiarize students with major declaration requirements.
  • Share key CSULB and CNSM resources.
  • Empower students to use the available tools to help them succeed.
  • Share strategies to support your academic goals.

Next Steps

  1. Complete FMA Survey by Friday, March 1.
  2. Sign up for a mandatory FMA Workshop.
    • Check your CSULB email. sent you an email on February 19, with the subject: Fall 2024 Registration – Upcoming Mandatory Advisement – Next Steps!
  3. Attend your workshop!

Key Dates

  • FMA Survey completed by Friday, March 1.
  • FMA workshops are held between March 5 - March 29.
  • Fall 2024 Schedule of Classes goes live on Monday, March 11.
  • Enrollment Services emails students their personalized registration date on Monday, March 25.
  • Registration for most first-year students will begin on Wednesday, April 24.
    • Students with priority registration register on April 8.

Please Note

  • FMA is required for all first-year students in their first two semesters at CSULB.
  • Your advising hold for the upcoming semester will be lifted after you complete BOTH the FMA Survey and attend the FMA workshop.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

CNSM Advising Team
Cesar, Dahlia, Dennis, Shannon, Sonia, & Tanya

Contact CNSM Advising

Please include your student ID number in all email correspondence.

Drop-In Hours

Drop-in hours have concluded for Spring 2024. Advisors are still available via scheduled appointments.


Academic Advisors appointments (30 minutes sessions) are prioritized for continuing students. Please see our Appointment Guide regarding on-campus advising appointments.

Appointment via SSO
Beach Connect