Mandatory Freshman Advising (MFA)

All CSULB freshmen are required to receive Mandatory Freshman Advising during their first and second semester at CSULB. CNSM students must attend a freshman advising workshop facilitated by the CNSM Academic Advising Center in order to have their advising hold lifted.

If you are planning to change your pre-major outside of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM), please contact us.


MFA registration is now available. Deadline to register: April 4 by 5:00pm. Failure to attend a Mandatory Freshman Advising Workshop will impact your ability to register for the Fall 2018 semester.

Register for MFA

Workshop Slides

The following slides are available to review the material presented during the MFA Workshop.

Contact CNSM Advising

Please include your student ID number in all email correspondence.

Walk-In Hours

Hall of Science - Room 164

  • Mon: 9:00am-12:00pm & 5:30-7:00pm
  • Tue: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Wed: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Thu: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Availability is subject to change.


Appointments are for CNSM pre-major students only. For fully-declared majors, contact your major advisor.

Schedule Appointment
CSULB Student Success Collaborative

We operate on an appointment basis; however, students may also be seen for a quick question during walk-in hours.

Appointment Guide