Returning Admits

*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 return to Cal State LA (click on each section to expand):

If you last attended more than 5 years ago, resubmit Official Transcripts within 30 days of Offer of Readmission

If it has been more than 5 years since you last attended Cal State LA, please plan to resubmit 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. If you took courses via Cal State LA Open University, you do NOT need to send us a Cal State LA transcript.

For more information about official academic records, and how to submit them, visit the Document Submission webpage. To view missing documents, please visit your GET Self-Service Student Center To Do List.

Submit the Enrollment Confirmation Deposit no later than May 1st to accept your Offer of Readmission

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 May 1st. For more information, visit the Enrollment Confirmation Deposit webpage.

Apply for Housing

If you plan to live on-campus, Cal State LA offers apartment-style residence halls that are within walking distance to classrooms, sports facilities, and the library. For more information, visit the Housing Services webpage.


Review the Cost of Attendance and Financial Aid options

The average student expenses will vary from student to student, depending on his/her living arrangements and individual needs. For the estimated cost of attendance at Cal State LA, visit the Cost of Attendance webpage, and select the appropriate academic year.
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.

Attend Golden Eagle Orientation during the Summer

Returning undergraduate students are required to attend Golden Eagle Orientation to learn about current University policies, and to receive academic advisement and assistance with class registration. Additional information will be sent beginning in March to students who have accepted the offer of readmission. For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Orientation webpage.

Review your GET To Do List and Stay Connected

Please remember to regularly check your email and GET Self-Service Student Center To Do List. You may also update your contact information in GET. For instructions on how to login to GET, visit the GET webpage.

Activate your myCalStateLA Identity

After you accept the offer of admission, if you have not already done so, please active your myCalStateLA identity to access your myCalStateLA portal and campus email. 
Be aware that failure to satisfy all admission and enrollment requirements and deadlines will result in the withdrawal of the offer of admission or prevent you from enrolling in the University for the admitted term. Students who do not successfully enroll in the term of admission must reapply for future admission consideration and meet the requirements in effect at that time.