New Freshman Admits

Congratulations on your admission to Cal State LA, and welcome to the Golden Eagle family!

To ensure a smooth transition to the University, please make sure you meet all of the following:

MyCalStateLA Portal

It is your responsibility to regularly check your Cal State LA email account, and to monitor and meet any deadlines posted on your GET Self-Service Student Center To Do List. Failure to frequently check your email and GET may result in missed deadlines, and the cancellation of your admission. You may also update your contact information in the GET portal. To learn how to access email and GET via the myCalStateLA portal.

Provisional Admission

If your offer of admission is “provisional,” it means that it was based on the review of the self-reported information listed in your CSU Mentor Application. Final admission eligibility will be determined using the coursework listed in your official, final transcript(s) (and, if applicable, your test scores). Please plan to submit your final academic records by the term's final transcript/test score deadline. After final academic records are reviewed, you will receive an email sharing that your admission has been finalized. If you enroll in classes prior to the finalized admission notification email, your admission may still be rescinded/cancelled if it is determined that you do not meet admission requirements.

First-time Freshman Admissions Eligibility Requirements

By the end of the last qualifying coursework term for admissions, you must still meet the first-time freshman admission requirements. For more information, visit admission requirements.

English Placement Test (EPT)/Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) Exams

Unless exempt, all new students must take the English (EPT) and Math (ELM) placement tests by the date indicated on your offer of admission notification. For exemption methods, please visit:
It is strongly recommended that you take the EPT/ELM as soon as possible. (NOTE: Register for the exams NOW.) To register for the EPT/ELM exams, please visit EPT/ELM testing registration deadlines are two weeks before the posted test date. Each exam is $18, and a credit/debit card is required for online payment. For more information, please contact the Cal State LA University Testing Center at (323) 343-3160, or visit the University Testing Center webpage.

Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD)

To accept the offer of admission, a non-refundable, non-transferable Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD) of $100 (USD) is required of all newly admitted/returning undergraduate students who plan to enroll at Cal State LA. The deposit will be applied to your first term’s tuition and fees. You may submit the ECD as soon as you receive the official notification of admission.  To confirm your planned enrollment at the University, please submit the ECD by no later than the date indicated on your offer of admission notification. For information about how to submit the ECD, visit the Enrollment Confirmation Deposit webpage.

Golden Eagle Orientation Program

All new freshmen are required to attend a Golden Eagle Orientation program. Please expect to receive information about Golden Eagle Orientation after you submit the Enrollment Confirmation Deposit for your admit term. For the fall admission terms, this information is usually available beginning in May. If you have any questions, please contact the Golden Eagle Orientation Program at (323) 343-3195,, or visit the Golden Eagle Orientation webpage.

Early Start Program

To better prepare students in mathematics and English composition before their first term at Cal State LA, new freshman students who do not demonstrate readiness for college-level mathematics and/or English composition will be required to begin remediation during the summer before coming to the University. Beginning in April, information about Early Start will be sent to identified students whom have submitted their ECD. For more information about Early Start Program.

Transcripts (and if applicable, Test Scores (AP, IB, CLEP, SAT, ACT, etc.))

Please submit official, final high school and college transcripts (and, if applicable, official test scores), by the date indicated on your offer of admission notification. To be considered final, the transcript must include courses/grades completed through final semester of your senior year, and your high school graduation date. If you have already graduated from high school, please submit an official transcript after you submit the Enrollment Confirmation Deposit. You do not have to wait until the final transcript deadline; documents can be submitted earlier.
If you took courses at a college/university prior to high school graduation, we also require an official transcript from every institution attended, regardless if an institution's courses are also reported on another institution's transcript. (NOTE: If you take college courses in the summer prior to enrolling at Cal State LA, you must submit another set of final transcript(s) with grades posted, by the supplemental transcript deadline.)
For more information about official academic records, and how to submit requested documents/test scores. To view received or missing documents, please visit your GET Self-Service Student Center To Do List via your myCalStateLA portal.

Admissions/Enrollment Deadlines

Please regularly review your offer of admission notification for your specific deadlines. For more information, visit deadlines.

Failure to meet the above terms, deadlines, and other requirements, will result in the cancellation of the offer of admission, or disqualify you from enrolling in the University for the admitted term. There are no exceptions to these requirements, and enrollment may not be deferred to a future term.

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).