Mandatory Freshman Advising (MFA)

About MFA

Mandatory Freshman Advising (MFA) is a university-wide program designed for all non-EOP/ETE first-time freshman students, and is operated by the University Advisement Center (UAC). The mission of the MFA program is to assist freshman students with transitioning and navigating through the university system, in order to encourage optimum academic success. Students are required to attend one MFA workshop during each of the Fall and Spring semesters in their first year.

The MFA workshops will provide advisement on remediation policy, accurate course selection and registration, graduation requirements, and helpful online tools such as the Academic Requirements Report. Additionally, freshman students will be informed about university policies, procedures, and essential campus resources.

An MFA Hold will be placed on a student's account during the Fall and Spring semesters, which blocks future registration. In order to lift an MFA hold, students must attend an MFA workshop.

Fall 2014 MFA Workshop Schedule

Fall 2014 MFA Workshops have concluded.

Fall 2014 Make-Up MFA Workshop Schedule

Fall 2014 Make-Up MFA Workshops have concluded.

Fall 2014 Email Make-Up MFA Opportunity

If you did not attend one of our scheduled MFA or Make-Up MFA Workshops offered this semester, your MFA Hold will remain on your account until you have successfully completed the Email Make-Up MFA Option. You will be asked to review some information and answer questions accordingly. This opportunity will be available beginning on Monday, November 3rd. At that time, you may send an email to Angela Rivera, at, from your student ToroMail account with your request. Requests will be approved on a case-by-case basis. Please be sure to include the following information in your email:

  • Full name (first and last)
  • Nine-digit CSUDH student ID number
  • Major
  • Reasons for not attending the MFA or Make-Up MFA Workshops
  • Your email subject should read "Fall 2014 Email Make-Up MFA Opportunity"