New Transfer Admits

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, or visit the expanded webpage for the full text):

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

Once you have made the decision to attend Cal State LA, you must reserve your seat in the incoming class, by submitting the following no later than May 1st for Fall Admission:
  • Official, preliminary transcripts 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, ensure grades earned through the prior fall term are included.
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.

Satisfy the Terms of your Admission Offer

Confirming Admission Eligibility
Transfer admission offers are normally based on self-reported information provided in the Admission Application before fall grades are available. Those who are offered admission will need to submit official documents, including transcripts from all schools attended, along with their Enrollment Confirmation Deposit, 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.
Admitted students can view the required outstanding documents in the GET Self-Service Student Center To Do List. Admission decisions will be withdrawn for students who do not submit the required documents, misreported, or are not on track for meeting the terms of the admission offer.
What is Provisional Admission?
Transfer applicants are almost always admitted provisionally as the admission offer is normally made on self-reported information, and 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.
  • Completion of at least 60 transferable semester units (or 90 transferable quarter units).
  • Completion of the CSU GE requirements in Written Communication, Oral Communication, Critical Thinking and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning, with grades of “C” of higher;
  • Be in good academic standing at last institution attended.
  • Minimum overall 2.00 transferable GPA; and final overall transferable GPA that is the same, or higher than, what was reported on the Admission Application (or if applicable, the Program Preparation Information Form). While some decrease in GPA may continue to meet admission eligibility, declines below admission cutoffs will result in withdrawal of the offer.
  • For impacted programs, completion of major-specific preparation courses as reported in the Program Preparation Information Form, and attaining the required minimum grades.
  • Completion of the Transfer Associates Degree as planned if admission was based on pursuit of this degree program.
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.
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 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

To finalize your admission eligibility, please plan to submit official, final transcripts from each and every college/university attended. 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, 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 and Financial Aid options

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.
To assist with these costs, financial aid is available to eligible students. If you have not already done so, please submit the FAFSA (or the CA Dream Act) application. The priority application deadline is March 2nd of the current year, for the following academic year. For more information, please visit the Financial Aid webpage. If you are a CA Dream Act applicant, please also submit the CA Nonresident Tuition Exemption for Eligible High School Graduates (AB-540) form, with supporting documentation, to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.

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.

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 portal. For instructions on how to login to GET, visit the GET webpage.

Activate your myCSULA Identity

After you accept our offer of admission, we encourage you to also active your myCSULA 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.