*If you are a Returning Transfer student, please follow the steps indicated in the New Transfer Admits webpage.
After you receive an official offer of readmission, please follow these important steps to ensure a smooth transition to Cal State LA (click on each section to see more information):
(1) Submit the Enrollment Confirmation Deposit no later than May 1st
(2) Satisfy the Terms of your Readmission Offer
If you are returning to Cal State LA after disqualification, please make sure you are on track to meet the terms of your readmission as outlined in the reinstatement petition from your academic department. Failure to do so may affect your subsequent continued enrollment at the University.
(3) Review your Transfer Credit in GET (if applicable)
(4) Apply for Housing
Living on campus offers numerous opportunities for students to build lifelong friendships, develop as leaders and achieve academic success. We offer apartment-style residence halls that are a short walk to class, the University-Student Union and various campus resources. To learn more, visit the Housing and Residence Life webpage. (Be aware: Before you apply for Housing, you must first submit your Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD).)
(5) Review the Cost of Attendance and Financial Aid options
To assist with these costs, financial aid is available to eligible students. If you have not already done so, please submit the FAFSA (or the CA Dream Act) application. The priority application deadline is March 2nd of the current year, for the following academic year. For more information, please visit the Financial Aid webpage. If you are a CA Dream Act applicant, please also submit the CA Nonresident Tuition Exemption for Eligible High School Graduates (AB-540) form, with supporting documentation, to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.
(6) Attend Golden Eagle Orientation during the Summer
New and returning undergraduate students are required to attend Golden Eagle Orientation to learn more about the university, and receive academic advisement and assistance with class registration. Additional information will be sent beginning in April to students who have accepted the offer of admission. For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Orientation webpage.
(7) Review your GET To Do List and Stay Connected
(8) Activate your myCalStateLA ID
(9) 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 about requesting a preferred first name is found 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.