New Transfer Admits
(1) Submit Official Transcripts for Admission Confirmation
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.
(2) Submit the Enrollment Confirmation Deposit
- For Fall admission, the deposit is due by May 1st.
- For Spring admission, the deposit is due by November 1st.
Be Aware: Students are offered admission to a specific major. Once you enroll at Cal State LA, changes of major are limited based on both the admission requirements of the major and Cal State LA's Timely Graduation policy. If you accept the offer of admission, you are indicating that you plan to pursue the major as stated in the admission offer.
(3) Satisfy the Terms of your Admission Offer
Grade Point Average (GPA): Is the GPA you reported in your admission application accurate?
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 and Computer Science 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.
Fall Admission: July 15 and must include grades earned through the Spring term
Spring Admission: November 1 and must include grades earned through the Summer term
(4) Apply for Housing
(5) Submit your Final Transcript(s) and official Test Scores
To be considered final, the transcript must include courses/grades completed as follows:
For Fall admission, transcripts must include grades earned through the Spring term.
For Spring admission, transcripts must include grades earned through the Fall term.
If you are using test credit to meet a transfer admission course or unit requirement, you must also submit official test scores (e.g. AP, CLEP, IB, etc.) to Cal State LA.
- 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.
- For Spring admission, final transcripts (and test scores) for required fall coursework/ADT are due the first Friday in January (except for January 1st). If the fall coursework or ADT does not affect admission, the final transcript is due by February 1st.
(6) Review the Cost of Attendance and Financial Aid options
(7) Attend Golden Eagle Orientation
(8) Attend an Advisement and Registration Session
In addition to remote orientation, students who accepted the offer of admission will also receive information about attending an Advisement and Registration session. At the session, you will receive academic advisement about classes and help with class registration. Please expect to hear from an academic advisor beginning in mid-June for Fall admission, and in November for Spring admission.
(9) Review your GET To Do List and Stay Connected
- The Office of Admissions and Recruitment will send communications to the "preferred" email address as indicated in your GET Student Center. You may update your contact information in GET.
- The Center for Student Financial Aid and other campus offices will send messages to your Cal State LA email address so it is important that you also regularly check your campus email mailbox.
- Please remember to regularly check your email and GET Self-Service Student Center To Do List. Once in the To Do list, click on the "To Do Item" name for more details, including the name of the specific school for a required transcript.
- For instructions on how to log in to GET, visit the GET webpage.
(10) Activate your myCalStateLA ID & 2-Step Verification
After you accept our offer of admission, please activate your myCalStateLA ID and then sign up for 2-Step Verification. This is different from your GET login information. Once you have your myCalStateLA ID and password, you may begin to use your myCalStateLA portal and campus email.
Be aware: The Office of Admissions and Recruitment will continue to send communications to the "preferred" email address indicated in your GET Student Center, which may not be your Cal State LA email address. However, other Cal State LA offices will send messages to your campus email address. If your preferred email is not your Cal State LA email, please regularly check both your preferred and campus email mailboxes.
(11) Request use of a Preferred First Name (if applicable)
Cal State LA recognizes that some students may wish to use a Preferred First Name, other than their legal name, to identify themselves. The University acknowledges that a Preferred First Name can, and should, be used where possible in the course of university business and education. Information for students requesting a preferred first name is available on the University Registrar website. Please take a moment to review this webpage, and see if using a Preferred First Name is right for you.
(12) CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
The California State University (CSU) requires the COVID-19 vaccination for enrollment. For more information, visit the Cal State LA Health Watch webpage.
Additionally, the California State University (CSU) requires all students to be current on a number of immunizations and to complete a risk assessment for tuberculosis (CSU Executive Order 803). This executive order and its requirements apply to undergraduate and graduate students, students matriculated in self-support degree programs and K-12 students participating in concurrent enrollment courses entering the California State University. To learn more, visit the Student Health Center webpage.