New International Transfers

After you receive an official offer of admission, please follow these important steps to ensure a smooth transition to Cal State LA (click on each section to expand):

If requested in the offer of admission, submit Official Transcripts within 30 days of notification

If the offer of admission was based on self-reported information provided in the Admission Application, you will need to submit official documents, including transcripts from all schools attended, in order to confirm the information reported and ensure that fall grades support the admission offer. This will also allow us to begin the official evaluation process of all transfer credit in preparation for new transfer advisement.
 
To confirm your admission, please submit official transcripts within 30 days of receiving the offer of admission.
  • Official transcripts are required from each and every college/university attended, and if used for course credit, official test scores (e.g. AP, CLEP, IB, etc.). We require an official transcript from every institution attended even if an institution's courses are also reported on another institution's transcript. For Fall admission, transcripts should include grades earned through the fall term. For Spring admission, transcripts should include grades earned through the prior summer term.
For more information about official academic records, and how to submit them, visit the Document Submission webpage. To view missing documents, please visit your GET Self-Service Student Center To Do List.

Submit the Enrollment Confirmation Deposit no later than May 1st to accept your Offer of Admission

Once you have made the decision to return to Cal State LA, you must reserve your seat in the incoming class, by submitting your $100 (USD) Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD). For Fall admission, the deposit is due no later than June 1st. For more information, visit the Enrollment Confirmation Deposit webpage.

Satisfy the Terms of your Admission Offer

What is Provisional Admission?
Transfer applicants are almost always admitted provisionally as the admission offer is normally made while admission requirements are still in progress. The admission notification will indicate whether the offer is provisional, or whether all admission requirements have already been fully satisfied.
 
Admission offers are provisional until the following requirements are met. All requirements must be satisfied by the end of the preceding Spring semester for Fall admission, or the preceding Summer semester for Spring admission.
  • Complete 60 transferable semester units or 90 transferable quarter units.
  • Complete a minimum of 30 semester units or 45 quarter units in courses approved to meet CSU General Education (GE) requirements.
  • Complete with a grade of 'C-' or better by the end of the prior Spring term for Fall admission or by the end of the prior Summer term for Spring admission the CSU GE requirements in Written Communication, Oral Communication, Critical Thinking*, and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning.
  • Overall final transferable GPA that is the same, or higher than, what was reported on the Admission Application. While some decrease in GPA may continue to meet admission eligibility, declines below admission cutoffs will result in withdrawal of the offer.
  • Be in good standing at the last college or university attended in a regular session.
  • If admitted to a program with Major-Specific Requirements; must also meet/complete the supplmental admission criteria as planned.

*The CSU Critical Thinking course requirement is waived for most Engineering majors. Please see the Major-Specific Requirements for Admission for details.

 

Failure to meet these conditions will result in the rescinding of the admission offer. If readmission is desired for a future term, a new application must be submitted for that term, and applicants must meet all of the admission requirements in effect at that time.

 
Some students who were offered provisional admission may not qualify for the immediate issuance of the I-20 (or transfer of the SEVIS). We must verify the successful completion of "in progress (or planned)" courses before issuing the I-20. To ensure the timely issuance of your I-20, please submit final official academic records as soon as they are available, and by no later than a term's final academic record deadline. If you are affected by this requirement, you will be notified via email. ​​
 
How will I know if I have met all of the Admission Requirements?
Final college transcripts must be submitted by the following deadline:
  • Fall Admission:  July 15 and must include grades through the spring term
  • Spring Admission:  TBD
After final academic records are reviewed, you will receive an email sharing that your admission has been finalized, or rescinded for not meeting the conditions.
 
Students are allowed to attend Golden Eagle Orientation and register for classes prior to the final audit of their admission decision. Some students may be required to self-report their Spring grades prior to advisement to ensure they are on track for completion of the admission requirements. If the admission offer is rescinded after enrollment, the classes will be administratively dropped.
 
What are some Important Dates to keep in mind?
Please plan to meet the undergraduate admission deadlines for your admit term. To view the specific deadlines, visit the Admissions Deadline webpage.

Apply for your I-20 or SEVIS Transfer

Applicants holding or applying for an F-1 or J-1 visa must complete and submit the online New Student I-20 Verification Form and appropriate documentation to show proof of funding. If you are interested in attending Cal State LA, please do not wait for your admission decision before submitting these documents. The advance submission of the verification form, and financial documentation, will help expedite the issuance of the I-20; if your I-20 paperwork is complete, the International Programs Office can issue the I-20 immediately after your admission to the University.

If you are currently studying in the US, and please request to transfer your SEVIS to Cal State LA by completing and submitting the Transfer to Cal State LA Form. Please do not transfer the SEVIS until you receive the offer of admission, verify that you will meet the terms of the admission, and know that you plan to attend the University for the admit term. 

For other important information, including the deadline for the I-20/SEVIS transfer process, please contact the International Programs Office at (323) 343-3170, international@calstatela.edu, or visit the International Programs webpage.

Some students who were offered provisional admission may not qualify for the immediate issuance of the I-20 (or transfer of the SEVIS). We must verify the successful completion of "in progress (or planned)" courses before issuing the I-20. To ensure the timely issuance of your I-20, please submit final official academic records as soon as they are available, and by no later than a term's final academic record deadline. If you are affected by this requirement, you will be notified via email. ​

Apply for Housing

If you plan to live on-campus, Cal State LA offers apartment-style residence halls that are within walking distance to classrooms, sports facilities, and the library. For more information, visit the Housing Services webpage.

Submit your Final Transcript(s) no later than July 15th

If you have not yet done so, please plan to submit official, final transcripts from each and every college/university attended, since leaving Cal State LA. We require an official transcript from every institution attended even if an institution's courses are also reported on another institution's transcript. If you took courses via Cal State LA Open University, you do NOT need to send us a Cal State LA transcript.
 
For Fall admission, final transcripts (and test scores) are due no later than July 15th, and should include grades earned through the preceding Spring term. 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 them, visit the Document Submission webpage. To view missing documents, please visit your GET Self-Service Student Center To Do List.

Review the Cost of Attendance

The average student expenses will vary from student to student, depending on his/her living arrangements and individual needs. For the estimated cost of attendance at Cal State LA, visit the Cost of Attendance webpage, and select the appropriate academic year. As an international student, please include the CSU non-resident fee to tuition costs.

Attend Golden Eagle Orientation during the Summer

New undergraduate students are required to attend Golden Eagle Orientation to learn more about the university, and receive academic advisement and assistance with class registration. Additional information will be sent beginning in March to students who have accepted the offer of admission. For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Orientation webpage.

Check in with the International Programs Office

The Cal State LA International Programs Office provides immigration and visa counseling for international applicants and students. They process and issue I-20s for study at Cal State LA. For more information, please visit the International Programs webpage.

Review your GET To Do List and Stay Connected

Please remember to regularly check your email and GET Self-Service Student Center To Do List. You may also update your contact information in the GET. For instructions on how to login to GET, visit the GET webpage.

Activate your myCalStateLA Identity

After you accept our offer of admission, we encourage you to also active your myCalStateLA identity to access your myCalStateLA portal and campus email. 
 
Be aware that failure to satisfy all admission and enrollment requirements and deadlines will result in the withdrawal of the offer of admission or prevent you from enrolling in the University for the admitted term. Students who do not successfully enroll in the term of admission must reapply for future admission consideration and meet the requirements in effect at that time.