Academic Resources


The Office of Graduate StudiesOpens in new window provides an array of services for graduate students, including workshops on academic skills and success, such as writing tips, critical thinking, time management, reading for meaning, thesis and dissertation, working with a faculty mentor, and others. The office also runs the Graduate Studies CenterOpens in new window ,  which offers study space, writing appointments, private study room reservations, workshops and events.



Supplemental Instruction is an academic assistance program that provides weekly, peer-led group study sessions for students taking bottleneck, key gateway, or historically difficult courses – those with low pass and/or high withdrawal rates. SI is attached to a subject or course to provide students with a systematic and disciplined approach for processing the subject material assigned by the professor.



The Pollak LibraryOpens in new window provides extensive services and assistance to both the on-campus and off-campus CSUF community, as well as to visiting students and scholars, and to the public.


University Learning Center

The goal of the University Learning CenterOpens in new window provides undergraduate students with academic support that is consistent with their learning styles in an inviting and contemporary environment. Its focus is the undergraduate 100 & 200 level high-impact, bottleneck General Education courses.


Writing Center

The Writing CenterOpens in new window promotes a nurturing environment that cultivates the growth and creativity of all undergraduate students, providing them with a place in which they can develop their skills as better writers and critical thinkers.


University Catalog

CSUF's interactive, fully online catalogOpens in new window contains a number of features to assist you, including advanced search options, user-friendly navigation and a personal portfolio to store favorite programs and courses.