Pre-Admission Advisement

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Have you already applied to Cal State LA, and have a quick question about your admission?

For a faster response, please call us at (323) 343-3901, or email us your questions!

Be aware: The Office of Admission and Recruitment is not able to assist with financial aid questions.

Prospective Undergraduate Applicants (excluding 2nd bac applicants)

Interested in attending Cal State LA? We invite you to meet with an admissions counselor to learn about university undergraduate admission requirements and the application process. We encourage you to meet with us early on in your academic career so we can help you plan your path to Cal State LA.

For the most effective advisement session, we strongly encourage you to email us your unofficial transcripts prior to the appointment, otherwise, we will only be able to provide general admissions information. After making your Pre-Admission Advisement appointment, we will provide you with specific instructions on how to email your unofficial transcript(s) to us.

Be aware: We do not review non-U.S./international transcripts for Pre-Admission Advisement. However, we may still provide general admission information for interested students.

Undergraduate Pre-Admission Advisement sessions are available by appointment only and may be scheduled up to 7 days in advance. We offer both in-person and virtual pre-admission advisement appointment sessions.

  • In-person appointments are held at Cal State LA. Office location and other details will be emailed to you after you make the appointment.
  • Virtual video conference advisement appointments are conducted via Microsoft Teams. You must have a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access, a microphone, and speakers. After making your virtual appointment, we will email you the link for the virtual appointment.

Prospective Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate Program Applicants (including 2nd bac applicants)

The Office of Admissions and Recruitment does not provide pre-admission advisement for graduate applicants.

Please contact your program of interest to learn more about graduate admissions requirements and the application process. To locate the program department, visit the Graduate Degrees and Programs webpage.