Application Consideration for Military Veterans
Last Revised: October 18, 2012
California State University – Long Beach
California State University, Long Beach extends all beneficial services possible to United States military veterans returning from service while upholding academic standards. It is recognized that military veterans are discharged from military service in such a manner and schedule that they may not necessarily be able to comply with normal/established dates for application for admission and acceptance to California State University, Long Beach. Accordingly, the following process has been adopted.
CSULB will automatically extend the undergraduate application deadline for members of the US Military. The deadline will be six months following the discharge from military service or release from a hospital stay resulting from combat wounds not to exceed June 1 for the Fall semester and November 1 for the Spring semester.
To apply for this application extension, military veterans must submit the following documents to the CSULB Office of Veterans Affairs Services within the timeframe listed above:
If the veteran meets the application extension criteria, they will be notified if any additional documents are needed to consider their admission application. Other deadlines (file completion, intent to enroll, etc) will be adjusted as needed depending on the timing of the admission application.
The above policy does not exempt military personnel from meeting the established academic requirements for enrollment and admission to California State University, Long Beach. Military veterans will receive the ‘local preference’ in consideration for undergraduate admission. Extension of the application deadline should not be considered any indication of the admissibility of the veteran to the University or requested major. The Office of Veteran Affairs Services will work with the veterans to facilitate their request for admission and to offer educational alternatives should the student not be admissible. Cases where course work planned for terms not normally used in admission determination (summer for fall admission, fall for spring admission) will be forwarded to the AVP Enrollment Services for review.