Summer Guidance for Incoming Transfer Students

Info for Incoming 2021 Science and Math Transfers

Welcome to California State University, Long Beach and the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics! We are excited to help you achieve a smooth and successful start to your college career.

Out of an abundance of caution, guidance for incoming science and mathematics freshman, including academic advising and class registration, will be conducted online for Summer 2021.

New transfer students have two required components to help with their transition to CSULB:

  • Advising and Registration component led by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM)
  • Orientation component led by Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR)

Academic Advising and Registration Steps

The following instructions are for CNSM transfer students only.

  1. Make your Orientation Workshop reservation, also known as a SOAR Virtual Orientation Workshop, starting at 9:00am on Tuesday, April 6. The deadline to make your reservation is Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Visit How Do I Make My SOAR Virtual Orientation Workshop Reservation for detailed directions.
  2. Receive individual academic advising and Fall 2021 course recommendations from your assigned faculty major advisor. Your faculty advisor will email you directions on how to complete the appointment and receive recommendations for your Fall 2021 courses. The faculty advising must be completed by July 9, 2021. See Faculty Advisor Availability below.
  3. Complete the Advising and Registration BeachBoard Course (available starting Thursday, May 27) prior to registering for courses. Log in to Single Sign-On (SSO) to access BeachBoard.
  4. Register for courses recommended by your faculty major advisor.

Here are the availability of the relevant faculty advisors by major.

Course Registration takes place ONE WEEK PRIOR to your SOAR date. When you register for SOAR, you will automatically be assigned to corresponding registration date.

  • If your SOAR date is July 29, your registration date will be July 22 and you will be able to register for classes starting at 9:00am.
  • If your SOAR date is July 30, your registration date will be July 23 and you will be able to register for classes starting at 9:00am.

CNSM Peer Advisors will be available for technical help and general questions on the registration days (July 22, 23). Detailed registration instructions will be provided in June 2021.

Important Reminders

Check your personal email and your new CSULB email for updates and read the information below so that you understand the full process.


CNSM Academic Advising Center