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Admissions, Records and Registration

WH C-290                                                              (310) 243-3645

The Office of Admissions is responsible for establishing student records for all applicants to the University, the preparation of reports related to eligibility and appropriate transfer credit, correspondence and in-person communication about admission requirements and file completion, and residency for tuition purposes.

The Office of Records and Registration is responsible for the maintenance of all current and historical student records, registration and schedule adjustment, transcript services, graduation evaluation and certification, grade processing and changing, student enrollment certification and changes in student demographic information.

Information regarding student retention and graduation rates at CSU Dominguez Hills and, if available, the number and percentage of students completing the program in which the student is enrolled or has expressed interest may be obtained from the University Registrar, Office of Records and Registration.  1000 E. Victoria St.  Carson, CA 90747.  (310) 243-3614.

Advisement Center

WH A-220                                                               (310) 243-3538

The University Advisement Center provides academic advising for new freshmen, undeclared majors, admission exceptions (special admits), and facilitates requests for exceptions in the General Education Program. Academic advising is a process that helps students clarify educational objectives, goals and choices. Academic advising assists students in achieving their potential by helping them understand themselves, use University resources, and explore career choices.

Students who have declared a major generally receive advising in their major department. However, the Advisement Center is open to all students who have concerns about academic regulations or procedures, graduation requirements, community college course equivalencies, concurrent enrollment and other topics. Specialized assistance for students on academic probation and subject to disqualification is provided.

University Advisement Center advisors want all students to make optimal use of the excellent and varied educational resources on campus. Therefore, for unresolved advising questions, concerns, or problems, call or visit the Center where advisors will provide assistance or appropriate referrals.

Alumni Programs, Office of

WH A-425                                                               (310) 243-2237

The CSU Dominguez Hills Office of Alumni Programs seeks to advance the welfare of the University, to promote common interests of its students and its alumni, and to serve as liaison with the University, alumni and the community. The Office of Alumni Programs sponsors a number of activities during the year, provides benefits to alumni, and presents and supports the mission of the University.

Today, the alumni of the University number over 64,000 and are found throughout the world. To keep advised of the varied alumni activities, programs and events, alumni are urged to keep a current address on file in the Office of Alumni Programs.

Alumni receive borrowing privileges at the University Library and notification of a wide variety of academic, athletic and cultural programs which give alumni an opportunity to participate in many University events throughout the year.

The Alumni help support the Annual Fund, which provides financial assistance for various University activities. Through these efforts, funds are provided for student and staff scholarships, and student and staff professional development activities.

Art Gallery

LCH A-107                           (310) 243-3334 or (310) 243-3855

The University Art Gallery supports and enhances the Art Department instructional program while giving students from all disciplines a valuable opportunity to explore and experience contemporary and historical works of art from many cultures. The over 2,000 square foot gallery can accommodate paintings and large sculptures by artists of local and national reputation. There are nine exhibitions a year, the last being a multimedia show of works by CSU Dominguez Hills seniors. The gallery also is often used as a forum for student art critique classes, discussions with artists, and provides an opportunity for students and interns to participate in gallery installations and management.

Career Center

WH D-360                                                              (310) 243-3625

The Career Center (counseling, career and employment services) offers programs and educational experiences that complement the classroom experience. The center staff assists students in learning processes and developing skills that will facilitate the attainment of educational, career and personal goals. The center provides counseling services, career development and employment programs. The Career Center programs and services are free to currently registered students of the University. Appointments with counselors should be scheduled at least a week in advance because of heavy demands for services.

Career Planning

The Career Center offers career development and employment services, assists in the career planning needs of CSU Dominguez Hills students, and serves as a link for the student between the academic world and the job market. Career counseling is available to help students formulate their life goals. Assistance is provided in writing resumes, preparing for interviews and searching for employment. To assist students in selecting, pursuing and obtaining meaningful employment and/or further academic training after graduation, the Career Center provides a variety of services such as workshops, seminars, job fairs, and resume clinics. This center also assists students in seeking employment by listing opportunities for full-time positions, both on and off campus, and by conducting an on-campus job interview program. This latter program conducted during the academic year allows students the opportunity of being interviewed by prospective employers. A career library is maintained to provide information on employers and occupations in business and industry. Information regarding graduate and professional schools, including applications, admissions criteria and financial aid, is available through the Career Center. A workshop in choosing and applying for graduate school and a graduate school fair are also provided.

Career Placement

The Career Center may furnish, upon request, information about the employment of students who graduate from programs or courses of study preparing students for a particular career field. Any such data provided must be in a form that does not allow for the identification of any individual student. This information includes data concerning the average starting salary and the percentage of previously enrolled students who obtained employment. The information may include data collected from either graduates of the campus or graduates of all campuses in the California State University system.

Psychological Counseling

Individual, confidential psychological counseling services are available to currently enrolled students.  Mentoring programs and support groups are also provided.

Situations arise in which students experience personal difficulties for which they might want professional help. In these cases, counseling psychologists are available in the Career Center.

The staff of the Career Center consists of professionally trained counseling psychologists having several orientations, although the general counseling approach is geared toward the individual student. The overall goal is to work with each individual so that their personal growth leads to the realization of successful college experiences. The Career Center handles both personal and career counseling and invites the participation of students who feel that their college careers are hampered by problems in the areas of human relations, social interactions, parental and/or marital conflicts, or identity confusion.

In this program, students may involve themselves in individual and/or group counseling experiences. Students seen individually are encouraged to set up realizable goals that can be explored within 12 sessions. Students participating in groups are not limited to a set number of sessions, but are encouraged to set up realizable goals that can be pursued through involvement in group counseling.

Center for Learning and Academic Support (C.L.A.S.S.)

SCC Building 11                                                   (310) 243-3827

The Center for Learning and Academic Support (C.L.A.S.S.) provides tutoring and small group guided study sessions. The services are offered free of charge to all CSUDH students. Appointments are strongly encouraged and required for some types of sessions. The center has computer workstations available for student use. Stop by the C.L.A.S.S. or visit us on line at for more information. If students want to arrange a study group, need help with courses, or want a convenient place to study between classes, the center offers an environment for those activities.

Child Development Center

North End, Parking Lot 1, Room 101                (310) 243-1015

Children of students, faculty or staff members may be eligible to register in the on-campus Child Development Center.

Under the auspices of the Associated Students, Inc., the Center is a school for child development. Teachers and student assistants observe and assist the children in carefully prepared indoor and outdoor learning experiences.

Funded by a variety of sources including Associated Students and the State Department of Education, parents are charged a daily fee, but may qualify for subsidized services. All children must be between the ages of 2 years 9 months and 10 years, toilet trained and in good health. Children are given breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack.

Center for Service Learning, Internships, & Civic Engagement

SCC 300                                                                 (310) 243-2438

The Center for Service Learning, Internships, & Civic Engagement (SLICE) assists students, faculty, and staff with experiential learning opportunities, community-based participatory research, and community engagement opportunities. SLICE is committed to helping foster an awareness of civic responsibility to address the needs of our local and global communities.  The Center develops and maintains community partnerships to promote internship and volunteer placements and also houses the JusticeCorps program.  

Desert Studies Consortium

California State University Fullerton      Department of Biology  McCarthy Hall 236B            (714) 773-2428

The California Desert Studies Consortium consists of seven California State University campuses including Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Northridge, Pomona and San Bernardino. The primary objectives of this consortium are to promote and provide physical and academic support for undergraduate educational programs in a variety of disciplines and to better understand and manage the physical and biological aspects of desert environments. The CSU Desert Studies Center provides living and laboratory space for over 100 undergraduates at Soda Springs in the Mojave Desert, a location central to all high desert study areas.

Disabled Student Services

WH B-250                                                               (310) 243-3660

Students with verified disabilities, which are permanent or temporary (e.g., broken bones, strained back, sprains, etc.), are eligible for a variety of support services from the Disabled Student Services Office. Information regarding special facilities and services available to students with disabilities may be obtained from the director of the Disabled Student Services Office, 1000 E. Victoria St. Carson, CA 90747. (310) 243-3660 (voice) or (310) 243-2028 (TDD). Access to Campus and Facilities: Classrooms and facilities are highly accessible. Disabled parking is available close to buildings.

-     Adapted Physical Education: Adapted Physical Education classes are offered for students with disabilities. These courses feature individualized exercise programs and instructional aids for those who require physical assistance.

-     Admission Assistance: Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the office before applying for admission to obtain general information, assistance with reading and/or filling out forms, and to discuss special needs.

-     Auxiliary Services – Readers, Volunteer Notetakers, Interpreters: Full services are available at no cost to the student. 

-     Course Accommodations: Staff consultation with faculty on appropriate changes in course assignments is available. Students are encouraged to plan for courses that require significant changes at least one semester in advance.

-     Department of Rehabilitation: The office will assist students who have permanent disabilities in applying for services from the State Department of Rehabilitation. Those who are found eligible for services may receive vocational counseling and guidance, training (with payment of costs books, fees, tuition, etc.) for and job placement. Under certain circumstances students may also qualify for help with medical needs and transportation.

-     Diagnostic Assessment Services and Support: Diagnostic assessment of specific learning disabilities and the provision of the appropriate support services are available to qualified students. Support services may include use of adaptive equipment, course modifications, use of auxiliary services (including tutoring) and disability management advising.

-     Disability Management Advising: Advising is available to the student who wishes to explore increasing independence, improving communication with faculty about the disability and evaluating career choices against functional limitations. In addition to individual consultation, the office maintains an assistive device resource file and provides workshops on time management, supervision and management skills and other topics.

-     Housing: On-campus student apartments have 18 wheelchair accessible units, which have lowered kitchen counters, roll-in showers and other features.

-     Information and Referral: The office provides general information and assistance in problem solving. Students routinely encounter difficulties not necessarily related to disability, and the office maintains close relationships with offices on and off campus that can provide special services, including personal and career counseling, job seeking skills training, financial aid and more.

-     Registration Assistance/Priority Registration: Students with disabilities participate in the usual registration process unless their disability precludes prolonged standing or walking, or in cases where students use auxiliary services. In these instances, students may obtain “Priority Registration” through this office.

In summary, the Disabled Student Services Office is committed to the student with a disability and to the student’s right to an equal educational experience. The major focus is on the individual needs of the student. The goal is for the student with a disability to utilize the services provided to maximize independence and full integration into university life.

Educational Opportunity Program

WH D-350                                                              (310) 243-3632

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is an admission program that recruits and admits first generation students who may not meet the standard admission requirements for the University, but who display the potential to succeed at the university.  The EOP facilitates the enrollment and academic success for the educationally and economically disadvantaged.  An application deadline exists for the fall semester of each academic year.

Acceptance in the program is based upon an evaluation of the student's past educational experience, completion of the EOP admission application (which may be used at all campuses within the CSU) and mandatory attendance at an informational session.  Once admitted in the EOP, students are provided with support services (i.e., academic advisement, counseling and financial aid advisement) to maximize their potential for academic success.

Former EOP students at CSU Dominguez Hills must apply directly to the EOP Office for undergraduate readmission.  This procedure is necessary to ensure that admission, as well as financial assistance is rendered to the student in a timely manner.

Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

WH A-410                                                               (310) 243-3784

 The division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs (EMSA) is responsible for the recruitment, admission, registration, and the recording of education processes of students.  In addition, the division is responsible for services and programs that enhance the quality of campus life.  The following units and programs operate through the division of EMSA:  Admissions, Athletics, Disabled Student Services, Educational Opportunity Program, Upward Bound, Student Support Services, Financial Aid, Student Health and Psychological Services, International Student Services, Loker Student Union, Multicultural Center, New Student Orientation, Outreach and Information Services, Records and Registration, Student Activities, Student Development, Counseling, Career Employment Services, Student Enrollment Services, Student Life, University Student Housing and Veteran’s Affairs.

Food Services

Loker Student Union                                            (310) 243-3814

Campus Dining Services are available in the Loker Student Union building located in the center of campus.  Hours of operation vary from restaurant concepts between the hours of 7:30 am – 7:30 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am – 2:00 pm on Friday’s and Saturday’s during the academic year.  Hours vary during special breaks, holiday’s and summer sessions.  Our food retail operations include: Surf City Squeeze, Tully’s Coffee, Subway, A&W-Taco Bell, Dragon Express (Chinese), and Johnnies New York Style Pizza.

Complimenting our retail operations in the Loker Student Union are Club 1910 (waiter service) designed for entertaining, socializing in a restaurant environment (Open to Students, Faculty and Staff) 11:30 am – 2:30 pm (Lunch) Monday – Thursday.  Also located in the student union is DH Sports Lounge, open 11:00am – 9:00pm Monday through Thursday and 11:00 am – 2:00 pm on Fridays.  DH Sports provides satellite LCD TV’s, a variety of entertainment, outside patio, serving a full service menu, beer, wine and specialty drinks.

DH Catering ( is available year round with the full service expertise for catering groups from 1 to 1000.  View our variety of menus on line at (link “C” for Campus Dining) website.  The combined professionalism of a full service caterer with a first class facility allows for a memorable experience whether for meetings, wedding receptions, quinceañeras, retirements or family reunions.  Please contact our catering offices at (310) 243-3814.  CSU Dominguez Hills Foundation has exclusive rights to catering on campus.

Concessions and Events are available through our DH Catering Department and provide a variety of opportunities to have events on campus.

Vending Services are located throughout campus providing, beverages, snacks, hot and cold food options when you are in a hurry or other services are not available.  Primary vending locations include kiosks at SCC, LIB, and SAC 2 with multiple locations in every building.

Grab and Go 1 & 2 (Convenience Stores) are located in Welch Hall (WH) and in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) buildings.  Both stores provide a variety of beverage, snack, quick deli items, microwavable and sundry selections.  Grab & Go 1 located in Welch Hall also provides Tully’s Coffee service.  Please see each store for operating hours that may vary depending on the time of year.

Graduate Studies Office

WH D-440                                                              (310) 243-3693

The Graduate Studies office provides initial information for new graduate students. Information and applications for the Graduate Equity Fellowship program, the Forgivable Loan Program, the California Pre-Doctoral Program, and other fellowships are also available.

Health Center

SHC A-129                                                             (310) 243-3629

The Student Health and Psychological Services unit includes student health services and psychological counseling services. The unit provides an integrated approach for services designed to meet both the physical and emotional health needs of students.

Student Health Insurance

The Office of the Associated Students, Inc. makes available a supplementary health insurance plan for students. The insurance plan provides benefits toward hospital and surgical expenses. Information concerning the medical insurance plan is available through the Office of the Associated Students, Inc. and the Student Health Center or online at

Student Health Services

The Student Health Center assists students in maintaining good health to successfully participate in the educational program of the campus. Health services available include outpatient diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries, X-ray and clinical laboratory services, health education and consultation. The Center has its own licensed pharmacy where students may get prescriptions filled and purchase over-the-counter items as well. Referral to community health facilities is made for major illnesses or accidents beyond the scope of the Student Health Center.

The CSU system requires all new students born after January 1, 1957 either to submit proof of immunity to measles and rubella or to be immunized against these diseases. Students can get a combined measles/rubella vaccination free of charge at the Student Health Center. Also, while not required, the American College Health Association currently encourages college students to obtain a second dose of the measles/rubella vaccine in addition to the one obtained in childhood.

The CSU requires all new students age 18 and under either to submit proof of immunization against Hepatitis B, or to be immunized against this disease. Students in this age group can receive the vaccine at the Student Health Center, free of charge.

Student Psychological Counseling Services        

SHC A-141                                                             (310) 243-3818

The Student Health and Psychological Services unit invites students who are experiencing any type of personal or interpersonal problem to participate in a counseling experience. This may include, but is not limited to, difficulties such as anxiety, depression, identity confusion, marital or family conflicts, drug and alcohol abuse, rehabilitation programs or concerns about social relationships. The overall goal is to work with each student individually so that their personal growth leads to the realization of successful college experiences. Information concerning the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation programs may be obtained from Student Health & Psychological Services CSU Dominguez Hills 1000 E. Victoria St. Carson, CA, 90747.  (310) 243-3818.

Students are encouraged to seek counseling for maximizing their own growth potential and they may involve themselves in both individual and group counseling experiences. Professionally trained counseling psychologists are available to work with students or to make appropriate referrals when indicated. These counseling psychologists have several orientations, although the general counseling approach is geared toward the individual student. Students seen individually are encouraged to set up realizable goals that can be explored within 12 sessions. Students participating in groups are not limited to a set number of sessions, but are encouraged to set up realizable goals that can be pursued through involvement in group counseling. Also see “Psychological Counseling” under the Career Center section.

Information Technology
WH B-380                                                (310) 243-3702 or 3720
WH B-370 (I T Help Desk)                                  (310) 243-2500

Information Technology (IT) provides a wide variety of support services to CSU Dominguez Hills faculty, staff, and students.  There are three units within the Department of Information Technology: Administrative Information Systems, Instructional Technology and Networking, Telecommunications and Help Desk Services.

-     Administrative Information Systems (AIS) is responsible for the installation, customization, and support of administrative computing applications. AIS overseas the technical aspects of the PeopleSoft suite of enterprise software (including the MyCSUDH portal) and manages other products such as custom commencement software. In addition AIS is responsible for central computer systems and operations, including toroMail (student e-mail), file servers and the primary University Web server. AIS also creates and distributes IT publications, including and several other Web sites.

-     Instructional Technology provides instructional design; media conversion, production and distribution; web design for faculty; and audio-visual & technology support for instructional programs.  Other Instructional Technology functions include:

-     Instructional Computing directs the student computer lab operation, including lab network administration. Computer lab consultants on duty answer student’s technical questions. (310) 243-3654.

-     Instructional Media Center (IMC) is a technology enhanced learning lab open to CSUDH students and faculty.  It offers a wide variety of media materials including a library of more than 2000 films, 2500 videocassettes, 7500 audio cassettes, records and compact discs and over 4000 other materials on other formats.  A majority of these materials are digitized and can be accessed by a common digital interface in the Center and designated remote locations.  Contact the IMC AT (310) 243-3704,, or visit the Center in person at LIB C-121.

-     Distribution Services distributes media materials and audio-visual equipment for classrooms and events.   Featuring a full complement of traditional and electronic media materials.  Contact Distribution Services at (310) 243-3834 or  Distribution Services is located in LIB C-108.

-     Enhanced Technology Classroom (ETC) technicians manage “Smart Classrooms” and associated technologies for providing enhanced communication for instruction: a computer, internet access, projector, amplified sound system, VHS/DVD player, document camera, and laptop connection all housed in a secure podium.  Faculty needing instruction on the use of the podia or information on the location of ETC’s should call (310) 243-2710.

-     Network, Telecommunications Services, and Help Desk offers campus-wide e-mail, telephone, and network services.  And through the IT Help Desk, it’s the first point of contact for all technology requests on the CSUDH campus. The unit is comprised of four departments:

-     Network Services provides and supports the enterprise network (backbone) and the wireless network.

-     Server Group provides enterprise server support to the campus, manages the campus data center and provides directory services to the campus.  Supports access to academic/administrative systems.

-     Telephone Services supervises and maintains the University’s telephone communications in support of faculty, staff, and students.

-     The IT Help Desk accepts requests for help from students, faculty, and staff. The help desk supports faculty and staff with their desktop and laptop computers, printers, other hardware and software needs and remote access issues.  The help desk is also responsible for configuring all new computer purchases as well as coordinating all campus moves and changes as they relate to desktop technology.  Additionally, the help desk assists members of the campus community to configure their laptops to utilize the campus wireless network.  Submit an online request at or contact the help desk at (310) 243-2500, or in the office in WH 370. Visit the help desk online at

International Education Programs
WH B-375                                                               (310) 243-3919

Academic Year Programs

Developing intercultural communication skills and international understanding among its students is a vital mission of The California State University (CSU). Since its inception in 1963, the CSU International Programs has contributed to this effort by providing qualified students an affordable opportunity to continue their studies abroad for a full academic year. More than 15,000 CSU students have taken advantage of this unique study option.

International Programs participants earn resident academic credit at their CSU campuses while they pursue full-time study at a host university or special study center abroad. The International Programs serves the needs of students in over 100 designated academic majors.  Affiliated with more than 70 recognized universities and institutions of higher education in 19 countries, the International Programs also offers a wide selection of study locales and learning environments. The affiliated institutions are:

-     Australia Griffith University, Macquarie University, Queensland University of Technology, University of Queensland, University of Western Sydney, Victoria University

-     Canada The universities of the Province of Quebec including: Bishop’s University, Concordia University, McGill University, Université Laval, Université de Motréal, and Université du Quebec system

-     Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile ( Santiago)

-     China Peking University ( Beijing)

-     Denmark Denmark’s International Study Program (international education affiliate of the University of Copenhagen)

-     France Institut des Etudes Françaises pour Étudiants Étrangers, L’Académie d’Aix-Marseille (Aix-en-Provence) Universités de Paris I, III, IV, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, XII, XIII, Institut Catholique de Paris, Université de Marne-La-Vallée, Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, and Université Evry.

-     Germany University of Tübingen and a number of institutions of higher education in the Federal state of Baden-Württemberg

-     Ghana University of Ghana , Legon

-     Israel Tel Aviv University, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Haifa

-     Italy CSU Study Center ( Florence), Universitá degli Studi di Firenze, La Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze

-     Japan Waseda University ( Tokyo)

-     Korea Yonsei University ( Seoul)

-     Mexico Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Querétaro

-     New Zealand Lincoln University ( Christchurch), Massey University (Palmerston North)

-     South Africa University of Kwazulu Natal, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

-     Spain Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad de Granada

-     Sweden Uppsala University

-     Taiwan National Taiwan University ( Taipei) National Tsing Hua University

-     United Kingdom Bradford University, Bristol University, Hull University, Kingston University, Sheffield University, University of Wales Swansea

International Programs pays all tuition and administrative costs for participating California resident students to a similar extent that such funds would be expended to support similar costs in California. Participants are responsible for all state university fee and program fees, personal costs, such as transportation, room and board, and living expenses. Financial aid, with the exception of Federal Work-Study, is available to qualified students.

To qualify for admission to the International Programs, students must have upper division or graduate standing at a CSU campus by the time of departure. Students at the sophomore level may, however, participate in the intensive language acquisition programs in Canada , France , Germany , and Mexico . California Community Colleges transfer students are eligible to apply directly from their community colleges. Students must also possess a current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or 3.0, depending on the program for which they apply. Some programs also have language study and/or other coursework prerequisites.

Additional information and application materials may be obtained on campus, or by writing to The California State University International Programs, 401 Golden Shore, Sixth Floor, Long Beach, California 90802-4210. Visit us on the World Wide Web at

Semester and Summer Programs

CSUDH is also an associate member of University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC), offering semester and summer programs as well as academic year programs in Australia , Chile , China , Costa Rica , Czech Republic, Denmark , England , France , Ghana , Ireland , Israel , Italy , Japan , Malta , New Zealand , Norway , Scotland , Spain , Sweden and Thailand . Programs are available in a number of academic disciplines, including language and cultural studies, business and management, social sciences, humanities, and sciences. Students must possess a cumulative grade point average of 2.50. Applications and information may be obtained from the International Education Center, WH B-375, (310) 243-3919.

International Emphasis

One of the major goals of CSU Dominguez Hills is to give all students the opportunity to better understand the effects of world affairs in relation to both the individual and society. Accordingly, the University includes a Global Perspectives requirement in the General Studies program. Many international and foreign language courses are also provided. Special academic concentrations are available in international business and international politics for students who intend to specialize their studies in international education.

The University sponsors seminars, discussions and films on important international situations and events. Working together to sponsor various activities on campus is an International Center with a director of international programs; an International Education Committee composed of faculty, administrators, students and community members. The University is working with community members to develop loan and scholarship funds for students who wish to study in a foreign country.

International Student Services                              
International Education Center                          (310) 243-2215
WH B-375                                                         (310) 516-4132 fax

The Office of International Student Services is centrally located where students from other countries who attend CSU Dominguez Hills may find a variety of services to assist them during their stay at the University. Services include assistance relating to government regulations (extension of stay, school transfer, permits to reenter the country after an absence); information about employment, both on- and off-campus; referral service for academic advising and personal counseling; information regarding on- and off-campus housing; and a place where an international student may come to find someone to talk to as a friend.

Immigration Requirements For Licensure

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-193), also known as the Welfare Reform Act, includes provisions to eliminate eligibility for federal and state public benefits for certain categories of lawful immigrants as well as benefits for all illegal immigrants.

Students who will require a professional or commercial license provided by a local, state, or federal government agency in order to engage in an occupation for which the CSU may be training them must meet the immigration requirements of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act to achieve licensure. Information concerning the regulation these requirements are available from the CSU Dominguez Hills, Office of International Student Services 1000 E. Victoria St. Carson, CA 90747.  (310) 243-2215


LIB 2nd Floor Entrance     (310) 243-3715 (Information Desk)                                  (310) 243-3586 (Reference Desk)

The University Library, housed on the five floors of the Leo F. Cain Educational Resources Center (ERC), serves the needs of students, faculty and staff with a faculty of ten librarians and support staff. The collection includes over 438,000 volumes as well as more than 26,000 periodical titles available in print and electronic formats. With the exception of archival and reserve materials, all library materials are arranged on open shelves to facilitate maximum use of the collection and to encourage browsing or study in any field of interest. A mutual use agreement covering all of the California State University libraries enables Dominguez Hills students to borrow materials from any of the 23 libraries within the CSU system with a current Dominguez Hills ID card.

Library faculty at the Reference Desk offer assistance and instruction in the use of print and electronic library resources as well as delivering subject-oriented lectures and demonstrations to classes upon request. Microcomputer workstations in the Reference area provide free electronic access to over 100 bibliographic, statistical, and full-text databases in the humanities and social sciences, business, education, medicine, psychology, public affairs, science and current news and events. The Library website at provides links to the online public access catalog, Internet resources and University services as well as a comprehensive guide to Library collections and online databases.  These databases are also available from off-campus to currently registered students, faculty, and university staff.

The Archives and Special Collections Department manages the University’s archives, as well as the Local History Collection, digitized historic photographs, and other rare or unique materials. The Board of Trustees has designated this department as the official repository for the California State University System.

Outreach and Information Services

WH B-245                                                               (310) 243-3696

University Outreach Services implements informational and recruitment programs, and provides services to high schools, community colleges, other four-year universities, graduate schools, and business and industry to encourage qualified students to attend CSU Dominguez Hills.

Services provided by Outreach Services include: pre-admission advisement; individual and group tours; information about CSU Dominguez Hills, the University’s curricula and admission requirements, and financial aid information.

Information Center                                                         WH D-245

The Information Center assists the campus population, prospective University applicants, and community members by providing essential, centralized information concerning campus resources, activities and programs. The Center makes appropriate referrals to other campus units. Brochures, maps, directories and other materials are available.

The Center handles all application requests, provides tours, information on admission policies and procedures, gives pre-admission and general academic advising, maintains a centralized calendar of campus activities, and answers questions regarding fees, refund policies, withdrawal deadlines and other general academic policies.

Police, California State University

WH B-100                                                               (310) 243-3639

The California State University Police is a service-oriented campus agency that provides assistance to the campus community. The Department is responsible for all law enforcement activities. This includes foot and vehicle patrol, criminal investigations, recovery of property and apprehension of violators.

Crime Prevention programs are offered throughout the school year. These encompass a wide-variety of safety related topics. New programs can be developed to fulfill any specific need or concern.

The department provides traffic control, parking enforcement, lost and found, information booth, and public fingerprinting. The Student Patrol is an escort service available from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. An after-hours escort service is available by contacting the department directly.

Campus maps, general information and parking pamphlets are available from the Information Booth. Guest parking permits are available from the department’s parking office.

University Police Officers are State Peace Officers who are trained and certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Their duties include the enforcement of federal, state, county and municipal laws as well as University regulations.

The Department prepares and submits a monthly Uniform Crime Report to the California Department of Justice. The Department also enters reported stolen vehicles and property with serial numbers into the National Crime Information Center, allowing for recovery throughout the United States .

All students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to contact any member of the department regarding any problems pertaining to law enforcement or issues. The California State University Police are open 24 hours a day, year-round.

California State University, Dominguez Hills’ annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings, on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus, and within the City of Carson. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other matters. Information concerning CSU Dominguez Hills annual campus security report may be obtained from the University Police, 1000 E. Victoria St. Carson, CA 90747. (310) 243-3639 or by accessing the following website,

Information concerning CSU Dominguez Hills policies, procedures, and facilities for students and other to report criminal actions or other emergencies occurring on campus may be obtained from University Police, 1000 E. Victoria St. Carson, CA 90747.  (310) 243-3639.

Research and Funded Projects (ORFP), Office of

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The Office of Research and Funded Projects assists faculty with the identification of external funding sources for research and training projects and facilitates the preparation and submission of proposals. It also coordinates three internal faculty award programs: The Sally Casanova Memorial RSCAAP Awards Program, the Foundation Proposal Development Program, and the Provost’s Research Opportunity Program (PROP). The office coordinates the work of the Institutional Review Board that reviews proposals to use human subjects in research and oversees other areas of regulatory compliance associated with research activities. The office is part of the Division of Academic Affairs and reports to the Provost/Vice President through the Associate Vice President for Research.

Additional details related to the services, staff, and activities of the office are available on the web at:

Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)

U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AROTC)

The U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corp (AROTC) program at CSUDH offers leadership and management training to students interested in pursuing a career as an officer in the U.S. Army, Army Reserves, or Army National Guard. AROTC offers qualified students, two, three, and four year scholarships which lead to a commission as an Army Second Lieutenant. ROTC classes are conducted at CSUDH. For additional information, contact the Department of Military Science, CSUDH, at (310) 243-3002.

U.S. Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AFROTC)

Air Force Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) educates and trains highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students for commissioning as officers in the United States Air Force. AFROTC offers a variety of two, three, and four year scholarships, many of which pay the full cost of college tuition, books and administrative fees. Students attending CSUDH can take AFROTC at any one of the host detachment locations, Loyola Marymount University (LMU), the University of Southern California (USC) or the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Additional information can be found via the internet at

Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program

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The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Post-baccalaureate Program is a federally funded program designed to increase the number of first-generation, low-income and/or underrepresented minority (i.e. African American, Hispanic, and Native American) students who complete advanced degrees in all disciplines. This program is funded by the United States Department of Education for five years.

The McNair Scholars program is open to CSUDH sophomores, juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Students must be committed to continuing their education with the goal of achieving a doctoral degree. Eligible students will also be first-generation and low-income or underrepresented minority, U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and enrolled in a degree program at CSUDH.

The program provides a summer research experience, a research methodology course, workshops on entering, applying to and financing graduate school, GRE preparation, faculty mentors, and educational planning and support. In addition, the program provides supplementary support through a summer research stipend, travel to conferences, travel to research institutions, laptop computers, a student study lounge with internet accessible computers, and personal mentoring.

Students are encouraged to visit the McNair Scholars Office or the McNair website at to obtain more information and applications. Applications are due in the fall of each academic year.

Student Support Services Program (SSS)

EAC 300                                                                 (310) 243-2816

Student Support Services Program (SSS) is located in the East Academic Complex, building 300. The SSS program selects 160 low income, first generation or disabled CSUDH students who demonstrate a need for supplemental services including tutoring, advisement, cultural field trips and comprehensive education plans known as STEPs. Tutoring takes place on a drop-in basis in the SSS office and in the Center for Learning and Academic Support Services (C.L.A.S.S.) SC 11311. The program has computers available for student use in EAC 300. For more information please contact the SSS office at (310) 243-2816.

Loker Student Union (LSU)

The Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Student Union, Inc.                        (310) 243-3854

The Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Student Union (LSU) opened to the Dominguez Hills community in the fall of 1992.

The Loker Student Union (LSU) provides a dynamic educational, social, recreational and cultural environment for the campus community.  The LSU facilities, programs and services enhance the university community and contribute to the out-of-the classroom experience.  Toro Productions, the programming board of the LSU, provides an engaging social environment to students through a diverse array of educational and entertaining programs, along with creating a joyful experience for all students.

The newly expanded facility houses the bookstore, Schools Federal Credit Union, ToroZone (gameroom), reservable meeting rooms, and elegant ballroom, a food court, a restaurant, DH Sports Lounge, student clubs and organizations space, student life departments office, Sports Club Program, discounted amusement park tickets and an outdoor performance patio.  For more information, call (310) 243-3559 or visit our website at

Testing Office

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The Testing Office coordinates a variety of tests that are administered at various times throughout the year. Registration information for the following nationally administered tests can be obtained from the Testing Office, WH A-210: ACT, CBEST, CSET, GMAT, LSAT, SAT I, SAT II, SSAT, MSAT, PRAXIS, TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), Dental Admissions Testing Program and the Optometry Admissions Testing Program. In addition, the Testing Office administers the following tests:

-     English Placement Test (EPT)

-     Entry Level Mathematics Test (ELM)

-     Graduation Writing Examination (GWE)

-     GRE Subject Exams

-     SAT I and SAT II

-     PRAXIS

Candidates can register for the EPT/ELM and GWE at the Testing Office, WH A-210. Registration information for CBEST, CSET, EPT, ELM, GRE, ACT, SAT I, and SAT II is also available at the Information Center, WH D-245.

Toro First Year Program

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The CSU Dominguez Hills Toro First Year Program (TFY) provides linked courses for freshmen students that will assist them in achieving success in the university. Student participants in the TFY take UNV 101, Personal, Social and Intellectual Development, in which they learn about the educational structure of the university, practice test-taking strategies and problem-solving techniques, participate in career development activities and learn how to make the best use of university resources. They also take selected linked General Education courses that enrich basic skills in reading, writing, and information literacy while providing a stimulating intellectual environment.

For additional information, see the University Advisement Center, WH A-220 or call (310) 243-3538.

University Bookstore

Loker Student Union                                            (310) 243-3829

The University Bookstore provides all required textbooks and supplies for students and faculty and also offers general interest books, magazines, greeting cards, gifts, insignia sportswear and general merchandise to accommodate the needs of the campus community.

Bookstore hours of operations are Monday through Thursday 7:30am – 7:30pm, Friday 7:30am – 2:00pm and Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm throughout the academic year.  Hours are subject to change during the special breaks and summer sessions, see store for details.

- Buyback of textbooks are done all year long.  If the bookstore has a current order from a faculty member for textbooks needed in the upcoming semester, fifty (50) percent of the purchase price will be paid for books in resalable condition.  National at market value is offered for books in resalable condition that are not needed by the bookstore but are current at other schools.

- All textbooks and merchandise are available for online order for pick-up or delivery!  Please visit our website:

- RENT-A-TEXT: Rental of text books is available on some titles.  Please check our website or come into the bookstore to check availability.

- Gift cards are available at the bookstore in any denomination and can be purchased at the registers for your convenience or online.

- Acer computers are available at the bookstore and are educationally discounted.  Over 6,000 software titles are available for sale on the website and are educationally discounted up to 80%. 

- Text book returns:  You must present your receipt for any exchange or refund.  Do not write on or soil your book if you plan to exchange it.  We reserve the right to pass judgment on the condition of returned items. Defective new books will be replaced at once.

- A full refund will be given on textbooks for a one-week period beginning the first day of the term.  Textbooks purchased after the first week of classes have a two-day return policy.  After the 10th week of classes, no textbooks returns are allowed.

- Personal checks are accepted with proper identification and your name and address printed on the check.  We also accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

- School of Nursing textbooks and course materials are available and may be ordered through the bookstore via phone (866) 342-5943 or email: or online

Veterans’ Affairs

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The Office of Veterans’ Affairs provides a wide variety of services and programs to assist veterans and their dependents in reaching their educational and career goals. Services include pre-admission advisement, community referral services, veteran’s benefit counseling, information on legislation affecting veterans, special admission information and a tutorial assistance program for veterans experiencing academic problems. The VA Work Study Program is available for veteran students in need of part-time employment to continue their education.



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