I Have Applied - Returning Student

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What to Expect

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.

Activate your myCSULA Identity Account

To receive communications from the University, please activate your myCSULA identity. This will allow you to access your Cal State LA e-mail account and the myCalStateLA Portal.
In order to activate your myCSULA identity, go to https://id.calstatela.edu, and have the following information available:
  • Your birth month and date
  • Your Campus Identification Number (CIN)
  • Your Personal Identification Number (PIN)
Help videos are available at https://my.calstatela.edu/web/mycampus/help.
If you encounter any problems during the activation process, please contact the Cal State LA ITS Help Desk at (323) 343-6170, or via email at helpdesk@calstatela.edu. If you are missing your PIN, please contact the Registrar's Office at (323) 343-3840, or via email at records@calstatela.edu.
Please activate your account as soon as possible, and login to your myCalStateLA portal to view all future communications from the University. To learn how to access your Cal State LA email and GET from the myCalStateLA portal

How to access GET and MyCalStateLA Identity














Have you submitted all required information and/or documents?

If you did not pay for the Admission Application Fee ($55 USD, non-refundable/non-transferable) at time of application submission, please mail payment (personal check, money order, or cashier’s check), payable to Cal State LA, by the term's application fee payment deadline. No other forms of payment are accepted. Please include a printed copy of the CSU Mentor Application Submission Confirmation page with the mailed payment.

For returning Cal State LA students, the following items may be required (please read carefully) and must be submitted by the term's specified deadline.

  • Official transcript(s) – If it has been more than 5 years since you last attended Cal State LA, or if you have attend another school since leaving the University, please plan to submit official transcript(s) from each and every post-secondary college/university attended (and currently attending) (not including Cal State LA), regardless if a college/university's courses appear on another institution's transcript.
  • If applicable, verification of Associates Degree for Transfer (ADT) completion– only if you are completing this special degree at a California Community College.
  • If applicable, Cal State LA Readmission Petition - if academically disqualified from the University, meet with disqualifying department advisor for readmission advisement appointment. If approved for readmission, the completed form must be submitted with all required signatures.
Failure to submit the required information by the respective deadline may result in the cancellation of your admission application.

For the list of the term's Admissions/Enrollment deadlines.

For more information about the submission of official transcripts and test scores, including our mailing address.

If you have any questions about your admissions application, please contact us via e‑mail checkapp@calstatela.edu, or by phone at (323) 343-3901. Regular business hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm (PST), and Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (PST).