Getting Started

Getting Accepted

Getting Accepted

Are you thinking about becoming a student at Cal State L.A.? GREAT decision!

More than 20,000 students apply to Cal State L.A. each year, with roughly two-thirds of them being accepted. The University’s expansive academic offerings, proximity to downtown Los Angeles, and flexible course schedule make it a perfect match for many individuals.

Where to start?

To learn about how you too can become a Cal State L.A. student, choose the admissions category that best suits your educational goals:

If you are ready to apply to today, log on to CSUMentor to fill out your application. You can also hear directly from our students themselves by visiting our “Inside Look” site.

Due to current budget constraints Cal State L.A. has declared impaction, which means priority admission consideration is given to first-time freshmen and upper division transfer students from within the University’s local service area. To learn more about the identified school districts or community colleges in CSULA’s service area, visit the University Admissions page.

Still have questions?

Check out the CSULA Office of Admissions frequently asked questions, or contact the office directly:

Location: Admission Information Center, Room 101 in the Student Affairs Building (campus map)
Phone: (323) 343-3091
Fax: (323) 343-6306