After you receive an official offer of admission, please follow these important steps to ensure a smooth transition to Cal State LA (click on each section to expand):
If requested in the offer of admission, submit Official Transcripts within 30 days of notification
Official transcripts are required from each and every college/university attended, and if used for course credit, official test scores (e.g. AP, CLEP, IB, etc.). 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, transcripts should include grades earned through the fall term. For Spring admission, transcripts should include grades earned through the prior summer term.
Submit the Enrollment Confirmation Deposit no later than May 1st to accept your Offer of Admission
Once you have made the decision to return to Cal State LA, you must reserve your seat in the incoming class, by submitting your $100 (USD) Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD). For Fall admission, the deposit is due no later than June 1st. For more information, visit the Enrollment Confirmation Deposit webpage.
Satisfy the Terms of your Admission Offer
Complete 60 transferable semester units or 90 transferable quarter units.
Complete a minimum of 30 semester units or 45 quarter units in courses approved to meet CSU General Education (GE) requirements.
Complete 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.
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 Requirements; must also meet/complete the supplmental admission criteria as planned.
*The CSU Critical Thinking course requirement is waived for most Engineering majors. Please see the Major-Specific Requirements for Admission for details.
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 of the admission requirements in effect at that time.
- Fall Admission: July 15 and must include grades through the spring term
- Spring Admission: TBD
Apply for your I-20 or SEVIS Transfer
Applicants holding or applying for an F-1 or J-1 visa must complete and submit the online New Student I-20 Verification Form 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, verify that you will meet the terms of the admission, and 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the International Programs webpage.
Some students who were offered provisional admission may not qualify for the immediate issuance of the I-20 (or transfer of the SEVIS). We must verify the successful completion of "in progress (or planned)" courses before issuing the I-20. To ensure the timely issuance of your I-20, please submit final official academic records as soon as they are available, and by no later than a term's final academic record deadline. If you are affected by this requirement, you will be notified via email.
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Submit your Final Transcript(s) no later than July 15th
Review the Cost of Attendance
Attend Golden Eagle Orientation during the Summer
Check in with the International Programs Office
The Cal State LA International Programs Office provides immigration and visa counseling for international applicants and students. They process and issue I-20s for study at Cal State LA. For more information, please visit the International Programs webpage.