At CSULB, we want every student to succeed. Our goal is to offer students the finest academic programs and provide them with the support services that will lead to success in their majors. Learning Communities in which students take a common set of courses and participate in a variety of activities are one of the best means of ensuring student success.
Students requiring two semesters of developmental math and one semester of Composition I are required to participate in the Beach Learning Community (BLC). Participation in the BLC is determined by test scores on the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) and English Placement Test (EPT).
Students in the BLC register for a common set of courses and receive additional academic support and advising. Participation in the BLC improves students’ performance in all classes. Since the BLC was created in 2007, students have been earning higher GPAs, completing their developmental courses sooner and have been more likely to return to CSULB for future semesters.
In addition to taking a common set of courses, BLC students receive:
BLC students may also make use of the specially-designated BLC Lab (Library 502) for Writing Skills and math tutoring. The lab is also available for BLC students to use computers, print materials, or for a quiet study space.
Parents and family members of BLC students are encouraged to attend our Parent Orientation Program to learn more about CSULB and how you can help your students achieve success. Spanish-language speaking parents may also attend a Spanish Orientation Program.