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Using Admissions

Admissions Inquiry

  1. Step 1 Click on the “Admissions Inquiry” link in the Admissions section of the Student Center to view your admission information for the most recent application term(s).

    Screen shot of Admissions section of MyCSULB

  2. Step 2 Review the Admission Application Information. If you have more than one active application on file, select the term you would like to view.

    Screen shot of Admissions Application Information

  3. Step 3 The blue hyperlinks located at the bottom of the screen will connect you to other areas of your Student Center in MyCSULB.

    • The “To Do List” link connects you to a “To Do List” page that indicates if you have any documents (i.e., official transcripts) that need to be submitted to the University.

    • The “Holds” link connects you to the “Your Holds” page where you can click the hyperlink for each of the Hold(s) and view detailed information about the specific hold(s), including who to contact and instructions for removing the hold(s).

    • The "Accept/Decline Admission" link will take you to the page where you can choose to accept or decline admission to CSULB. (Note: This link will not be displayed after you have accepted or declined admission.)

    • The "Test Summary" link takes you to a page that displays the results for all standardized tests that the University has on file for you.

View Test Scores

You have the ability to view test scores recorded on your CSULB record in your MyCSULB Student Center.  Some of the Test Scores you may see are: SAT, ACT, AP, IB, WPE, GRE, GMAT, and TOEFL.

  1. Step 1 Select the “View Test Scores” link in the Admissions section of the Student Center to view your test scores.

  2. Screen shot View Test Scores option in Admissions section of Student Center

  3. Step 2 You have the option of sorting the test scores listed by any of the column headers, such as Test ID, Description, Score, Test Date, Data Source, or Date Loaded.

  4. Screen shot of Academic Test Summary results

    • Test ID – Indicates the type of test reported.

    • Description – Indicates the component of the reported test.

    • Score – Indicates the individual’s score for the test or component of the test taken.

    • Test Date – Indicates the date that the test was taken.

    • Data Source – Indicates the source that provided CSULB with the test results.

      Note: “SLF” stands for “self-reported” and indicates that the results were reported by the student, and therefore, are unofficial until an official testing source validates the test results.

    • Date Loaded –Indicates the date that the test scores were entered into the system.

Accept/Decline

  1. Step 1 Select the “Accept/Decline” link in the Admissions section of the Student Center or select the “Accept/Decline” link from the My Applications display box.

  2. Screen shot of Accept/Decline option in the Admissions section of the Student Center

    Screen shot of Accept/Decline option in the Admissions section of the Student Center under My Applications

  3. Step 2 Review your admission offer. Click the “Next” button to proceed to accept or decline admission for the term of your application. If you do not wish to make a decision at this time, click the “Exit” button.

  4. Screen shot of Your Admission Offer

  5. Step 3 Follow the on-screen instructions to indicate your admission decision for the term of your application. Click the “Accept” button if you have decided to attend CSULB. Click the “Decline” button if you have decided not to attend CSULB.

  6. Screen shot of Your Decision with Decline, Accept, and Previous Page options

    Note: If you have chosen to accept your admission, the system will determine whether you are required to pay the non-refundable Enrollment Deposit of $150.00. If it is not required or if you qualify for a waiver, the system will notify you and allow you to proceed with confirming your acceptance. If you are required to pay the Enrollment Deposit, the system will give you the option to pay on-line or give you instructions on how to submit your Admitted Student Reply and Enrollment Deposit via mail. If you do not wish to make a decision at this time, click the “Exit” button.

  7. Step 4 To continue to accept your admission and pay the non-refundable Enrollment Deposit on-line via a credit card or E-check, click the “Pay Online Now” button.

  8. Screen shot of Enrollment Deposit information with Exit, Pay by Mail, and Pay Online Now options

  9. Step 5 Click the “Confirm Accept” button. If you do not wish to make a decision at this time, click the “Exit” button.

  10. Screen shot of Confirm Accept page with Exit, Previous Page, and Confirm Accept options

  11. Step 6 If you wish to proceed with paying the non-refundable $150.00 Enrollment Deposit, click the “Make a Payment” button. Click the “Cancel Payment” button if you do not want to proceed with the payment transaction at this time.

  12. Screen shot of Payment Options page with Make a Payment and Cancel Payment options

  13. Step 7 You will be redirected to the CSULB payment website (CASHNet) to pay the non-refundable $150.00 Enrollment Deposit. Click the radio button indicating the method of payment that you will be using and then click the “Continue Checkout” button.

  14. Screen shot of Method of Payment selection options

  15. Step 7A If you are paying by electronic check, be sure to have your checking account information readily available and enter it in the corresponding fields. When you have finished entering your payment information, click the "Continue Checkout" button.

  16. Screen shot of E-Check Fee Terms page

  17. Step 7B If you are paying by credit card, be sure to have your credit card account information readily available and enter it in the corresponding fields. When you have finished entering your payment information, click the "Continue Checkout" button.

  18. Screen shot of Enter Credit Card Information page

  19. Step 8 Confirm the information you entered is correct and click the "Submit Payment" button. Once the transaction is approved, you will see buttons for options to "Email Another Receipt” and “View Printable Receipt.”

  20. Step 9 Click the “Return to MyCSULB” button and close the CSULB payment website (CASHNet) window. Click the “Next” button.

  21. Screen shot of Process Payment page in MyCSULB

  22. Step 10 You will receive a confirmation message indicating that you have successfully accepted your admission to the University and paid your non-refundable Enrollment Deposit.

  23. Screen shot of Admission Acceptance confirmation page

SOAR Sign-up

  1. Step 1 Select the “SOAR Sign-Up” link in the Admissions section of the Student Center.

    Screen shot of SOAR Sign-Up link under Admissions section of Student Center

  2. Step 2 The proceeding screen will provide information about the SOAR Sign-Up process. If you are ready to sign up for SOAR, click the “Next” button. If you are not ready to sign up for SOAR at this time, click the “Exit” button.

    Note: If you need more information, click on the “Help: Need more information?” hyperlink to visit the SOAR website. This will open a new browser window.

    Screen shot of SOAR Sign-up page

  3. Step 3 Choose the workshop you wish to attend by clicking the “Select” button in the appropriate row.

    Note: Click the “Fee Information” hyperlink for an explanation of SOAR fees. Click the “Help: Need more information?” link to visit the SOAR website.

    Screen shot of Select a SOAR Workshop page

  4. Step 4 Carefully review your workshop information. Click the “Confirm Sign-Up” button to continue. If you would like to select a different SOAR workshop, click the “Previous Page” button.

    Note: Once you click “Confirm SignUp,” you cannot change your SOAR workshop date. SOAR workshop date changes will only be considered due to extenuating circumastances.

    Screen shot of SOAR Workshop Summary page

  5. Step 5 You may choose to pay the SOAR fee online by clicking the “Pay Online Now” button. You will need to have your payment information readily available for the transaction.

    For instructions on how to pay your SOAR reservation by mail, click the “Pay By Mail” button.

    Note: Your SOAR reservation is not confirmed until payment for your SOAR reservation has been received.

    Screen shot of SOAR Workshop Reservation page

  6. Step 6 Click the “Make a Payment” button on the proceeding screen if you are ready to pay for your SOAR reservation.

    Screen shot of Payment Options page

  7. Step 7 Click on the “Go to Payment Website” button. This will redirect you to the CSULB payment website (CASHNet).

  8. Step 8 Choose either the “SOAR 1-Day Payment” or “SOAR 2-Day Payment” under your “Open Items” in your account list. Confirm the item(s) and click the “Add to Basket” button. If you are ready to pay for your SOAR reservation, click the “Checkout” button.

    Screen shot of Cashnet page with SOAR reservation selected

  9. Step 9 Click the radio button indicating the method of payment that you will be using and click the “Continue Checkout” button.

    Screen shot of Method of Payment selection options

  10. Step 9A If you are paying by electronic check, be sure to have your checking account information readily available and enter it in the corresponding fields.  When you have finished entering your payment information, click the "Continue Checkout" button.

    Screen shot of E-Check Fee Terms page

  11. Step 9B If you are paying by credit card, be sure to have your credit card account information readily available and enter it in the corresponding fields. When you have finished entering your payment information, click the "Continue Checkout" button.

    Screen shot of Enter Credit Card Information page

  12. Step 10 Confirm the information that you entered is correct and click the "Submit Payment" button. Once the transaction is approved, you will see options to "Email Another Receipt” and “View Printable Receipt.”

  13. Step 11 Click the “Sign-Out” button to close the CSULB payment website (CASHNet) window. Return to your open MyCSULB window and click the “Next” button.

  14. Step 12 Review your confirmed SOAR workshop reservation by clicking the “SOAR Sign-Up” link in the Admissions section of the Student Center.

    Screen shot of Your SOAR Workshop Reservation page

Early Start Intent Declaration

  1. Step 1 Select the “Early Start” link in the Admissions section of the Student Center.

    Screen shot of Early Start link under Admissions section of Student Center

  2. Step 2 Review the messages on this page carefully as it describes your current status in becoming ready for both college-level Math and English.

  3. Step 3 If participation in the Early Start Program is required; you must declare where you plan to complete this summer requirement. CSULB strongly recommends completion of this requirement on our campus so our campus is listed as your default choice. If that is not possible, this page provides a link to a detailed list of courses other campuses are offering which will satisfy the requirement. Use the options available in the 'school' drop down if you will be completing your requirement on another campus.

  4. Step 4 Review the message in the Financial Aid Information box to see if you qualify for a waiver of the Early Start Program fees. Information on program costs can be found by clicking the link to the CSULB Early Start English or Math Program page.

  5. Step 5 Click on “confirm early start selection(s)”.

    Screenshot of Early Start Participation Declaration

  6. Step 6 Confirm that the correct school(s) are listed.

  7. Step 7 Click “confirm early start selection(s)”.

    Screenshot Early Start Program - Confirm Selections

  8. Step 8 Print a copy of the Confirmation page for your records.

  9. Step 9 Click “return to student center” when you are finished.

    Screenshot Early Start Program - Final Confirmation of Participation Elections

Additional information regarding the Early Start program can be found at: CSU Early Start Program

Enrolling in Early Start Classes

Introduction

MyCSULB provides an easy way to register for courses, access, view, and update your registration information over the Internet.

If you have not already activated your MyCSULB account, go to the BeachID Activate Account page. Once you have logged into MyCSULB using your Campus ID and password, click on the "Student Center" link under "My Menu".

Browser Requirements: To access all the functions necessary for navigating in MyCSULB, the internet browser on your computer must meet minimal browser requirements.

Note: Be sure pop-ups are enabled for your browser. Some functions use pop-up windows to process your requests.

  1. Step 1 Select the ‘Enroll in Early Start’ link in the Student Center.

    Screen shot of the Student Center showing the Enroll in Early Start link

    Note: You will receive a pop-up message regarding your eligibility for the Financial Aid fee waiver for the Early Start program, similar to the one below:

    Screen shot of Early Start Fee Notice

    If you qualify, the message will indicate that the waiver will post when you enroll in your Early Start classes.

    If you do not qualify, you must pay your fees within 48 hours after enrollment.

  2. Step 2 Click on the "Search" button below the 'Class Search' option on the left side of your shopping cart.

    Screen shot highlighting the Search button in the student's Shopping Cart and Class Schedule

  3. Step 3 Based on the information you received via email regarding your placement into the Early Start Math and/or Early Start English classes, select the applicable Course Subject.

    Screen shot Class Search, displaying Course Subject drop down and Early Start subject list

  4. Step 4 Click on the “Select Class” button next to the class section that meets your date and time requirement. You can click on the section link for more detailed information on the class.

    Screen shot of Class Search results

  5. Step 5 Once you have selected your class, the Enrollment Preferences page will display. Click on the “Next” button to proceed.

    Screen shot of Class Search Results Enrollment Preferences page

  6. Step 6 Once the selected class has been added to your shopping cart, click on the Proceed to Step 2 of 3 button.

    Screen shot indicating class added to Shopping Cart and Proceed to Step 2 of 3 button

  7. Step 7 Confirm the classes you wish to add and click the "Finish Enrolling" button.

    Screen shot of Confirm Classes page and Finish Enrolling button

  8. Step 8 The system will display the status of each enrollment request. Be sure to review the errors and/or messages.

    Screen shot of Enrollment Request Status Report  displaying successful enrollment

    Note: If you receive an error message like the one below, you have not met the Pre-requisite(s) for this class. Refer to the message details to see what the requirements are for the course.

    Screen shot of Enrollment Request Status Report error message

    If you selected the incorrect ESP course, try again with the correct course. If you feel the course is correct, contact the CCPE Customer Service Center at (800) 963-2250.

  9. Step 9 Confirm your Schedule and Pay Fees

    Always recheck your schedule after processing enrollment requests! Also, remember that you must pay your fees by the established deadlines to confirm your enrollment requests. Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of your classes.

    To pay your fees, select the "Make a Payment" link below the "Finances" section of the Student Center.

    Screen shot of the Finances section on the Student Center with an arrow pointing to Make a Payment link

    The E-Check option allows you to pay your balance by withdrawing funds from your checking or savings account. Your bank routing and account numbers will be needed to complete the transaction. The E-Check option does not charge a convenience fee. The second option is "Pay By Credit Card" – Smart Pay accepts MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Visa, and JCB.

    Screen shot of the Payment Options page

  10. Step 10 Viewing Your Schedule and Enrollment Status

    Once you are enrolled in classes or have made changes to your class schedule, you can view your current schedule and status. You can also see the day and time, room, date, and instructor information for all your requested classes.

    Screen shot of page displaying My Class Schedule

  11. Step 11 Dropping a Class (Optional)

    From the Drop subtab, you can drop a class from your schedule. Simply check the box next to the class(es) you wish to drop, then click the "Drop Selected Classes" button.

    Screen shot of the Drop Classes window

    Confirm the class(es) you wish to drop and click the "Finish Dropping" button

    Screen shot of the Drop Classes confirmation page

    The View Results page will indicate if the change has been made, and show any errors or messages.