Admissions and Recruitment

Rigorous preparation is key to academic success at Cal State LA. We offer 60 undergraduate majors and over 100 graduate programs in a dynamic and diverse learning community led by award-winning faculty. We prepare students to become leaders locally, nationally, and globally through inquiry and innovation with real-world application inside and outside of the classroom.

Spring 2022 Admissions

Application filing period opens on August 1, 2021 for select undergraduate transfer and post-bac/graduate applicants - please check back in mid-July 2021 for details.

Admissions Online Services

Cal State LA is closely following public health guidance related to COVID-19. At this time, the Office of Admissions and Recruitment is offering virtual services only. We strongly encourage electronic document submission when available, and official hard copy transcripts may be mailed to our office. Please click on an item below to get started.

Admissions Information

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FRESHMEN

Students who have or will graduate high school and have not earned college credit beyond the summer immediately following graduation.

FRESHMAN APPLICATION
AND ADMISSION
MULTI-FACTOR REVIEW PROCESS LOCAL PREFERENCE

TRANSFER

Students who have earned college credit the summer beyond high school graduation but have not earned a Bachelor's degree.

TRANSFER APPLICATION
AND ADMISSION
MAJOR-SPECIFIC CRITERIA ASSOCIATE DEGREE
FOR TRANSFER
LOCAL PREFERENCE

RETURNER

Students who previously attended Cal State LA and wish to return and complete their studies.

RETURNER APPLICATION
AND ADMISSION
MAJOR-SPECIFIC CRITERIA

GRADUATE / CREDENTIAL / CERTIFICATE

Students who hold a Bachelor's degree and wish to continue their education in graduate studies.

GRADUATE APPLICATION
AND ADMISSION

Dates AND DEADLINES

INTERNATIONAL

Students joining us from around the world who wish to study at Cal State LA.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION
AND ADMISSION
INTERNATIONAL OFFICE

VETERAN / ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY

We thank you for your service and look forward to assisting you with your academic goals.

VETERAN APPLICATION
AND ADMISSION
VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER