Student Resources

Freshmen Fall 2020 Students-Start Here!

Welcome first-year Cal State LA students to the Center for Academic Success. To help you get off to a great start in your first semester, please follow the steps below. Make sure to take the self-reflection first.

Step 1: Take the Self Reflection 

Step 2: Watch this How to Use Canvas Video


How to Login to Canvas

Step 3: Enroll in the Canvas Course

How to Use Grammarly

The popular grammar and spellcheck tool Grammarly is now available for students, faculty, and staff at no cost on University-owned computers and personal devices. The Cal State University, Los Angeles community can access the premium version of Grammarly.

Sign up by visiting: to create an account using your MyCalStateLA ID account and your preferred password.

If you experience any problems during this process, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 323-343-6170. Please check out the ITS webpage for information about this program, specific system requirements, FAQs, and instructions to download software for home use.

How to Use Zoom

How to Make an Appointment