Transfer admission offers are normally based on self-reported information provided in the Admission Application. This is called Conditional Admission, and those who are offered admission will need to submit official documents, including transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, and test scores, in order to verify the information reported. This will also allow us to begin the official evaluation process of all transfer credit in preparation for advising at orientation.
To confirm your conditional admission offer, please submit official transcripts from each and every college/university attended, within 30 days of receiving the offer of admission. If you received, or are requesting credit based on test scores (e.g., AP, CLEP, IB, etc.), official results must be submitted as well.
- For Fall admission, transcripts must include grades earned through the prior fall term, and if applicable, include in-progress spring courses.
- For Spring admission, transcripts must include grades earned through the prior summer term, and if applicable, include in-progress fall courses.
Once all items are received, we will ensure that you reported accurately, and is on-track for meeting the admission requirements. Admission offers will be withdrawn for students who do provide the required information by the deadline, or for whom we cannot confirm the admission offer.
What is Conditional Admission?
It is important to understand that admission to the University is a multi-step process. Some applicants who are transfering from a U.S. college/university may have been offered Conditional Admission because their admission was based only on the information reported in their admission application. If you were conditionally admittted, we will need to confirm your academic qualifications by reviewing official college/university transcripts, test scores, verifications of degree, or military records. It is your responsibility to submit these documents within 30 days of conditional admission notification.
Once we receive your official documents, we will carefully review them to confirm that you accurately reported your qualifications, academic history, and your progress towards meeting the lower division preparation for your intended major. As part of the admission confirmation process, we may verify the following requirements:
We will review your transcripts (and test scores), to confirm that you have completed (or will complete) at least 60 transferable semester units (or 90 transferable quarter units), and the courses appropriate to meet CSU GE requirements, and if applicable, the Major-Specific Criteria for Admission. If used for admission eligibility, courses must be completed by the end of the preceding Spring term for Fall admission; or the preceding Summer term for Spring admission.
If an ADT was reported on your admission application, we may need confirmation from your CA Community College that you will complete the appropriate ADT program by the end of the preceding Spring term for Fall admission, or the preceding Summer term for Spring admission. If for any reason you will not be completing your ADT as initially reported, please contact the Admissions Office immediately, as this may change your admission eligibility.
- Grade Point Average (GPA):
Is the GPA you reported in your admission application accurate?
After we receive your official transcripts, we will calculate your overall transferable GPA to confirm that it is the same, or higher than, what was reported on the Admission Application. While some decrease in GPA may continue to meet admission eligibility, declines below admission cutoffs will result in the withdrawal of the admission offer.
The admission offer is conditional until it is confirmed by the Admissions Office using your official academic records. After the admission confirmation process is completed, the Admissions Office will email you the outcome of the review. Admission offers will be withdrawn for students who do provide the required information by the deadline, or for whom we cannot confirm their admission eligibility.
What is Provisional Admission?
If the admission offer is confirmed based on submitted academic records, your status is either “Provisional” or “Clear.” Confirmed admission offers are almost always “provisional” because some admission requirements may still be in progress at the time of admission confirmation. Provisionally admitted applicants will be required to submit final copies of their college transcripts in order to confirm final completion of in progress requirements, and academic standing at the last institution attended.
All requirements must be satisfied by the end of the preceding Spring term for Fall admission, or the preceding Summer term for Spring admission.
Admission offers are provisional until it is verified that all of the following requirements are met:
- Completion of at least 60 transferable semester units, or 90 transferable quarter units.
- Completion of a minimum of 30 semester units, or 45 quarter units, in courses approved to meet CSU General Education (GE) requirements.
- Completion with a grade of 'C-' or better by the end of the prior Spring term for Fall admission, or by the end of the prior Summer term for Spring admission, the CSU GE requirements in Written Communication, Oral Communication, Critical Thinking*, and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning. *The CSU Critical Thinking course requirement is waived for most Engineering majors.
- Overall final transferable GPA that is the same, or higher than, what was reported on the Admission Application. While some decrease in GPA may continue to meet admission eligibility, declines below admission cutoffs will result in withdrawal of the offer.
- Be in good standing at the last college or university attended in a regular session.
- If admitted to a program with Major-Specific Criteria for Admission; must also meet/complete the supplemental admission criteria as planned, which may include the completion of an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT).
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 admission requirements in effect at that time.
How will I know if I have met all of the Admission Requirements (Clear Admission)?
Final college transcripts must be submitted by the following deadline:
- Fall Admission: July 15 and must include grades earned through the spring term
- Spring Admission: November 15 and must include grades earned through the summer term
After final academic records are reviewed, you will receive an email sharing that your admission has been finalized, or withdrawn for not meeting the conditions. Students are allowed to attend Golden Eagle Orientation and register for classes prior to the final audit of their admission decision. Some students may be required to self-report their Spring grades prior to advisement to ensure they are on track for completion of the admission requirements. If the admission offer is withdrawn after enrollment, 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
Applicants holding or applying for an F-1 or J-1 visa must complete and submit the online New Student I-20 Verification Form with signatures and appropriate documentation to show proof of funding. If you are interested in attending Cal State LA, please do not wait for your admission decision before submitting these documents. The advance submission of the verification form, and financial documentation, will help expedite the issuance of the I-20; if your I-20 paperwork is complete, the International Programs Office can issue the I-20 immediately after your admission to the University.
If you are currently studying in the US, and please request to transfer your SEVIS to Cal State LA by completing and submitting the Transfer to Cal State LA Form. Please do not transfer the SEVIS until you receive the offer of admission, and you know that you plan to attend the University for the admit term.
For other important information, including the deadline for the I-20/SEVIS transfer process, please contact the International Programs Office at (323) 343-3170, email@example.com, or visit the International Programs webpage.
To finalize your admission eligibility, please plan to submit official, final transcripts from each and every college/university attended. We require an official transcript from every institution attended, even if an institution's courses are also reported on another institution's transcript.
For Fall admission, final transcripts (and test scores) are due July 15th. If you take college courses in the summer prior to enrolling at Cal State LA, you must submit another set of final transcript(s) with summer grades posted, by September 1st.