Returning Admits

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

To ensure a smooth return 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. Learn how to access email and GET via the myCalStateLA portal.

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

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 Program webpage.


(NOTE: If you did not attend any other college since you last attended Cal State LA, you do not need to submit additional transcripts.)

If you have not done so already for this application term, please submit official, final transcripts from each and every college/university attended (except for Cal State LA), by the date indicated on your offer of admission notification. To be considered final, the transcript must include courses/grades completed prior to your return to Cal State LA. We require an official transcript from every institution attended, regardless if an institution's courses are also reported on another institution's transcript.

To expedite the transfer credit process, if your institution offers electronic transcripts, please request for your academic record to be sent electronically to Cal State LA. We currently accept transcripts via eTranscript CA and Parchment.

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.

International Students (F/J visa): I-20 Verification and Issuance Process/SEVIS

Applicants holding or applying for an F-1 or J-1 visa must complete and submit the New Student I-20 Verification with signatures 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 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. Please do not transfer the SEVIS until you receive the offer of admission and you know that you plan to attend the University for the admit term. For the Cal State LA transfer form.
For other important information, including the deadline for the I-20/SEVIS transfer process. If you have any questions, please contact the International Office at (323) 343-3170,, or visit the International Office webpage.

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).