I Have Applied- First Time Freshman

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NOTE: The information on this page is intended for domestic applicants only. If you will require a student visa to study in the United States, view the International Applicant webpage.

What to expect

  1. Once you have applied, you will receive an Acknowledgement email, which includes next steps and your student Campus Identification Number (CIN). Please include your name and CIN whenever you contact the University about your admission application.
  2. A few days after the acknowledgement email, you will receive a PIN email. Your PIN and CIN are needed to access the Golden Eagle Territory (GET) portal to track the progress of your admission application. Please securely store both numbers.
  3. Throughout the admissions process, please regularly check your email, and promptly respond to requests. If you haven't done so already, we recommend that you set up your email filters to accept messages from calstatela.edu.

A few reminders

  • If you selected to mail in your $55 (USD) application fee payment, please do so within 15 days of application submission.
  • If you have not already done so, take the SAT or ACT by no later than December, and request that results be sent to Cal State LA.
  • Continue to do well in your senior year courses. Admission offers are normally based on the self-reported information provided on your application. Transcripts will be collected later to ensure you reported accurately. Please do not send transcripts until requested. 
  • Cal State LA is an impacted campus. Applicants who will graduate from a high school outside of the University’s local admission area, or who selected an impacted major, will be held to supplemental admission criteria. For more information about impaction, please visit www.calstatela.edu/admissions/impaction-freshman.  
  • All applicants are strongly encouraged to have a back-up plan should they not be offered admission.
  • Apply for financial aid if eligible. The upcoming year's FAFSA and Cal Dream Act applications available beginning October 1. The priority application deadline is the following March 2.

Making corrections to the submitted application

If you need to update/correct academic information on your application, including the reported A-G subject courses or GPA, please visit the Application Updates webpage to complete and submit the Self-Reported High School Admissions Supplemental form. For fall admission, updates/corrections need to be submitted by December 15.

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Contact us

If you have any questions about the university admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at (323) 343-3901, or via email at checkapp@calstatela.edu. Our regular business hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-6:00pm (PST), and Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (PST).