Plan to Soar

Navigate your journey at Cal State LA with resources to help you successfully soar to graduation, into your career, and beyond.

 

find your path

FIND YOUR PATH

Plan ahead to reach your educational and professional goals.

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Have questions about your degree plan or progress? Visit your college’s Advising and Student Success Center to get help from an advisor.

Use all the tools available to you, including Degree Planner, to make sure you’re on track for graduation.

Want to accelerate your progress? Get ahead with WinterMay, or Summer Session courses. You may even be eligible for an additional Pell Grant award in Summer Session!

Check out the volunteer opportunities offered at EPIC to explore options after graduation.

Join Handshake today, your campus online source for jobs, internships, career fairs, and workshops.

Want to explore the careers choices your major will open up? Check out the Career Development Center’s CareerExpress tool.

 

Dig in

DIG IN

Explore your academic interests inside and outside the classroom.

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Visit the University Catalog to find out more about current classes and majors.

For a list of classes that fulfill your general education requirements, visit the GE website.

Get to know your professors by stopping by their office hours or making an appointment by email. Check the Campus Directory for contact information.

Need help getting started with a paper? Visit the University Writing Center. For research help, check out the resources available at the University Library.

Want some extra help in one of your classes? Stop by the University Tutorial Center.

Expand your horizons by exploring the possibilities of Study Abroad programs.

 

Get Connected

GET CONNECTED

Spread your wings, and be active in campus life.

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Find your way with campus maps.

Interested in joining a club? Check this list of student organizations.

Looking for ways to serve Los Angeles and our surrounding communities? Visit the Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good for volunteer opportunities.

Want to get involved in student government? Run for office or join a committee of Associated Students, Inc.

Looking for a place to find shared experiences or just relax with friends? Stop by the Cross Cultural Centers, including the Asian Pacific Islander Student Resource Center, the Chicana/o Latina/o Student Resource Center, the Pan African Student Resource Center and the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center.

Stay fueled and check out this quick guide to campus dining options, including the Dining Commons, food court restaurants, coffee shops, and our rotating selection of food trucks.

Looking for the best way to get to campus? Visit the Transportation Services Office to find out about parking and commuting options. 

 

Be boss

BE BOSS

Manage your time and money, and balance school, work, and family.

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Keep an eye on important financial aid deadlines.

Mark your calendar for registration and enrollment.

Attend a Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) workshop on planning or a University Tutorial Center workshop on time management. 

Looking for a job on campus? The Student Employment Office is the place to go.

The Dean of Students has resources to provide additional support, including the Cal State LA Food Pantry, the CalFresh Outreach Center, and emergency financial and housing assistance.

 

Take Care

TAKE CARE

Mind your physical, mental, and emotional health.

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Remember that without inner well-being, there is no academic success. Visit Mind Matters to learn more and get resources to help improve your well-being.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and need someone to talk to for mental health support, make an appointment today with  Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

Stop by the Student Health Center for health education and affordable, high-quality health care, including immunization, family planning, optometry, and dental services.

Ready to hit the gym? Visit the Xtreme Fitness Center, free to currently enrolled Cal State LA students who have paid the University-Student Union fee.

 

Now go and soar, Golden Eagle! And remember, never hesitate to ask for help!