CSULA Deadlines

All deadlines are “postmark dates” unless otherwise noted. For test
dates, please refer to the appropriate resources for test registration
deadlines and associated fees.

The Fall 2012 Admission Application filing period begins
October 1,
for all applicants.
Undergraduate Applicants
  • CSU Mentor Undergraduate Admission Application
    • Domestic Applicants
      November 30, 2011
    • International (F/J Visa) Applicants – April 2,
  • For freshman applicants: Last qualifying SAT/ACT
    Testing – December 2011
  • Application Fee Payment ($55 non-refundable)
    • Domesitc Applicants – December 15, 2011
    •  International (F/J Visa) Applicants – April
      16, 2012
  • Updating Application Information for Admissions eligibility –
    March 1, 2012
    ° Additional coursework for admissions
    ° Revised Grade Point Average (GPA)
    ° December 2011 SAT/ACT test scores
    ° Missing requested documents
    ° For information about updating your
    application, visit

  • For F/J Visa applicants: Financial Affidavit and
    partial transcripts/credentials – April 16, 2012
  • For applicants with international coursework and F/J Visa:
    English Proficiency test scores – April 16, 2012
  • Enrollment Confirmation Deposit ($100 non-refundable) –
    May 1, 2012
    • For F/J Visa applicants – June 1, 2012
  • For freshman applicants: English Placement Test (EPT)/ Entry
    Level Mathematics (ELM) test date – May 5, 2012
    (sign up by 4/20/12)
    • For F/J Visa applicants – Upon arrival in the US
  • New Student Orientation Reservation – July 5, 2012

    ° Additional information will be sent in June 2012
    ° Mandatory for First Time Freshman
    ° Strongly recommended for Transfer students
  • For F/J Visa applicants: Mandatory International
    Student Orientation – September 2012
  • Official Final Transcript and/or Test Scores (SAT, ACT, AP, IB,
    etc.) – July 13, 2012
    • Coursework through Spring 2012 will be used to determine
      Fall 2012 admissions eligibility.  
Graduate/Credential/Certificate Applicants

Special note to Graduate applicants:
In addition to the CSU Mentor Graduate Admissions Application, many
programs also require a separate departmental application. To
ensure full consideration of your application,
you must  submit any required separate application to your graduate
program of interest by the deadline date for the program.  For more
information, please visit the
Office of Graduate
and the

Important Information for Applicants

  • CSU Mentor Graduate Admission Application -  May 15, 2012
  • Supplemental
    Department Application

    varies; contact Academic Department
  • Application Fee Payment ($55 non-refundable) –
    May 31, 2012
  • For applicants with international coursework and F/J Visa:
    English Proficiency test scores –
    May 31, 2012
  • For F/J Visa applicants: Financial Affidavit

    May 31, 2012
  • Official Transcript(s) –
    May 31, 2012

  • For F/J Visa students: Mandatory International Student
    Orientation – September 2012 
    ° For more information, please visit International
    Programs and Services at


Missing any of the stated deadlines and enrollment criteria
may prevent admission eligible students from enrolling at Cal State L.A.
for Fall 2012. There are no exceptions to these requirements, and
enrollment may not be deferred to a future quarter.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

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 initial fee payments are made, to increase or
modify any listed fees, 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.