FAST Workshops

Welcome Toros! The fall semester is fast approaching, and we are so excited to hit the ground running with you! If you haven’t yet registered, there is still time to enroll. Just go to to access your student portal.

We are all in on your success at DH. In fact, this fall we are launching new college student success centers that are dedicated to ensuring you THRIVE as a Toro. To make an advising appointment and get connected to your new student success center, just click here. Reach out. We'll be Going Far Together.


The mission of the Freshman Advising for Successful Toros (FAST) program is to assist freshman students with transitioning and navigating through the university system, in order to encourage optimum academic success.

About FAST

The workshops provide students a space to think critically about their education plan and how to achieve the college experience they are seeking to meet their academic and personal goals. The workshops are facilitated by an academic advisor, who provides advisement on accurate course selection and information critical to students' customized academic plan, along with helpful tools such as the Academic Requirements Report. Additionally, students are directly connected to essential campus resources.

During fall semester FAST workshops, students have the opportunity to:

  • Meet with their advisor and peers in a small group setting
  • Get answers to any lingering questions on college life at CSUDH
  • Understand General Education and Overall Graduation Requirements
  • Become familiar with relevant resources to support student success
  • Learn to navigate and utilize the Academic Requirements Report 

During spring semester FAST workshops, students have the opportunity to:

  • Recognize engagement in student activities as a means to create their college experience
  • Enhance knowledge of university resources critical to student development
  • Ensure proficiency in navigation of Academic Requirements/Degree Audit Report
  • Learn the importance of creating a holistic education plan that is focused on academics and personal growth

What is required of students?

Students are required to attend one FAST Workshop during the fall AND spring semesters in their first year at CSUDH. If a workshop is not attended, a FAST Hold will be placed on the student's account, which blocks course registration.

How do I satisfy the FAST requirement? 

  1. Click this link:
  2. Play Video
  3. Complete the pre-survey at the beginning of the video by typing the link EXACTLY as it appears on the screen into a separate tab.
  4. Answer the questions within the video to continue to the next section
  5. The last slide in the video includes the post-survey/exit survey. Type the link EXACTLY as it appears into a separate tab and complete the survey. (Make sure you enter your 9-digit student id number correctly.)

Important: You will be able to register for Fall 2020 semester after you satisfy your FAST workshops session. 

To access the Academic Requirements Report:

  • Log into My.CSUDH (Mac users ­ should use Firefox, not Safari)
  • Click on Student Center on the top left side of the screen
  • Click on the drop-down menu labeled Other Academic... on the left side of the screen
  • Select Academic Requirements
  • Click the blue Go button
  • Once the report loads, click the blue Expand All button
  • Click on the Print Report link at the top of the page

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