Returning Admits

After you receive an official offer of readmission, please follow these important steps to ensure a smooth return to Cal State LA (click on each section to expand, or visit the expanded webpage for the full text):

Submit the Enrollment Confirmation Deposit no later than June 1st to accept your Offer of Readmission

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?
Some returning applicants are admitted provisionally as the admission offer may still be contingent on the successful completion of courses that are still in progress. Such conditions may include the completion of developmental coursework in English and/or math; or for impacted programs, the completion of major-specific preparation courses as reported in the Program Preparation Information Form, and attaining the required minimum grades. 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?
If you completed college coursework since leaving Cal State LA, 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After final academic records are reviewed, you will receive an email sharing that your admission has been finalized, or rescinded for not meeting the conditions.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 register for classes prior to the final audit of their admission decision. If the admission offer is rescinded after enrollment, the classes will be administratively dropped.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

If you have not already 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 returning to 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

Returning undergraduate students are required to attend Golden Eagle Orientation to learn about current University policies, and to receive academic advisement and assistance with class registration. Additional information will be sent beginning in March to students who have accepted the offer of readmission. 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 the offer of admission, if you have not already done so, please 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.