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.

Fall 2023 Admissions

The Fall 2023 Cal State Apply application opened on October 1, 2022. For specific Fall 2023 application deadlines, see Admission Application Deadlines.

Admissions Online Services

Our services are available online! 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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Students who have or will graduate high school and have not earned college credit beyond the summer immediately following graduation.

Freshmen Application
and Admission
Multi-Factor Review Process Local Preference


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


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 / 2nd Bachelor's Degree

Students who hold a Bachelor's degree and wish to continue their education in graduate studies or other post-baccalaureate programs.

Graduate Application
and Admission

Dates and Deadlines


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