GPA Requirements

CSULB uses three different grade point averages (GPAs) to evaluate a student's academic progress. In order to graduate, all three GPAs must be above a 2.0. In addition to overall GPA requirements, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all major courses is required for graduation.

  • Overall GPA* - includes all coursework including transferable courses from other institutions
  • CSULB GPA* - includes all coursework completed solely at CSULB
  • Major Cumulative GPA - includes all coursework for the major including transferable coursework from other institutions

*The Overall GPA and CSULB GPA must remain above a 2.0 to avoid academic probation.


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

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.

Contact CNSM Advising

Please include your student ID number in all email correspondence.