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Admission Eligibility

The following readmission categories pertain to former CSULB students who were admitted to and successfully completed at least one semester in a degree seeking baccalaureate program. Readmission consideration is based on both the academic standing when they left as well as whether they have attempted units since their enrollment in the CSULB degree program. Degree seeking students who are on an approved educational leave do not need to reapply for admission.

  • Disqualified Student

    If you were academically disqualified from CSULB, you must follow the application procedure and eligibility requirements for reinstatement.

  • Returning Transfer Student

    If you left the CSULB degree program in good academic standing or were on probation and you have attempted units at another college or university or through the College of Continuing and Professional Education since you were in degree seeking status, you are considered a returning transfer student. Returning transfer students are held to the same eligibility requirements and application procedures as new transfer students. Refer to the Transfer Admissions page for details.

  • Returning Student

    If you left the CSULB degree program in good academic standing or were on probation and you have not attempted units at another college or university or through the College of Continuing and Professional Education since you were in degree seeking status, you are considered a returning student. If you are applying to return to the same major, you will be evaluated for readmission based on your academic record and your ability to successfully complete the major in a timely manner including any degree progress requirements in that major. If you are applying to a different major, you will be evaluated based on the major specific requirements required of current CSULB students to declare the new major and your ability to successfully complete the major in a timely manner. Returning students may be required to meet with an academic advisor and/or submit an academic plan consistent with the timely graduation policy in order to be considered for readmission.

Application Process

Disqualified Student: Refer to the application procedure for reinstatement.

Returning Transfer Student: Refer to the procedure for Transfer Admission.

Returning Student: Apply on-line using CSUMentor by the Application Deadline. Once your application has been submitted, we will send you a notification by email to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you are a returning student applicant who has NOT attended another institution since leaving CSULB, we can usually make an admissions decision without additional documents. We will notify you if additional documents are required and the deadline for submitting them.

Admission Notification

You will receive notification of your admission status by email after we have reviewed your application and any required documents. CSULB uses email as the official means of communication. Applicants are required to maintain a current email address on file with the university and to check their email regularly. You may update your email address or check the status of your admissions application at any time by visiting applicant self-service. You will need your 9 digit campus identification number when you log in. This number can be found on the upper right corner of our application acknowledgement notification. If you cannot locate your campus ID number, you will be given the opportunity to use your Social Security number instead.

Can I Appeal My Admission Decision?

Denials of admission are made only after an extensive review of academic qualifications and weighing those qualifications against the competitive nature of our applicant pool; therefore these decisions are rarely overturned and are considered only for extraordinary reasons beyond the control of the applicant. Appeals must be submitted in writing within 15 days of the date on the denial notification and must include a basis for the appeal, and supporting documentation.  We will notify you by email within 4 to 6 weeks of our response to your appeal request. Only one appeal may be submitted for an academic term so the packet must be clear and compelling when submitted. Refer to Appeal Process for more information.

Next Steps

Here are some important items to consider if you are offered admission and decide to attend CSULB:

Financial Aid: Check out Financial Aid to explore the programs that can assist in making CSULB affordable. Be sure to review the application procedures and priority deadlines.

Campus Housing: If you are interested in Campus Housing please visit Housing and Residential Life