Admitted Student Checklist

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Congratulations on your admission to California State University, Dominguez Hills for Fall 2023! You’re one step closer to the fun, excitement, and opportunities you’ll only get as a Toro.   

To make it official, complete each item on your admitted student checklist. Click on the + icon to view the instructions for each step.     

Contact us if you need help completing the admitted student checklist. 
Call: 310-243-3645 
Chat: Click on the Ask Teddy tab on this page, then select Connect with an Agent, and then select Student Services One Stop for assistance.  

STEP 1: Access MyCSUDH

The MyCSUDH Student Center provides a "home base" for accessing your student information such as financial aid, the To Do List, and more.    

If you have never accessed MyCSUDH, please use the student ID number listed on your acceptance email and watch the tutorial below.    

If you forgot your password or unable to access MyCSUDH, please contact the I.T. Call Center at 310-243-2500 and select option 1, or click on the Ask Teddy tab on the bottom of this page and click Connect with an Agent to receive assistance.  

I.T. Call Center Remote Support Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

STEP 2: Access ToroMail

Avoid missing important information by checking ToroMail, your official CSUDH email account. All official communications related to your Financial Aid offer, New Student Orientation, and more are sent to ToroMail.  

To check your email, visit and enter your CSUDH username and password. This is the same login information that you used to access MyCSUDH. 

STEP 3: Apply for Financial Aid

Apply for financial aid for the 2023-24 academic year by March 2, 2023.  

Visit to to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Complete the FAFSA form to be considered for all types of state and federal aid, such as grants, work study, loans, and some scholarships. Visit to complete the California Dream Act Application. The California Dream Act allows undocumented & nonresident students who qualify for a non-resident exemption under Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540) to receive certain types of financial Aid. 

If you need assistance completing a financial aid application, attend a virtual workshop or email  

STEP 4: Check Your Major

The major you applied to is listed on your admission email. If your major is incorrect or you would like to change it, please submit the Change of Undergraduate Major for Newly Admitted Students Form to Dropbox by April 1, 2023.

Please note, change of major forms will not be accepted or be available after April 1, 2023 and you will be expected to attend New Student Orientation based on the major indicated on your admission email.

STEP 5: Submit the Intent to Enroll Deposit

Accept admission and submit the non-refundable $125 Intent to Enroll Deposit on your student portal by June 1, 2023. This deposit will be applied to your Fall 2023 tuition. 

If you submitted a 2023-2024 FAFSA or California Dream Act Application by March 2, 2023 and received a Student Aid Report (SAR) with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0, the Intent to Enroll Deposit waiver will be applied to your account. This means, the $125 fee will be waived. If you submitted the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application after March 2, 2023, you will not be eligible for the waiver. 

STEP 6: Register for New Student Orientation (NSO)

Register and pay the non-refundable $99 New Student Orientation (NSO) Fee by June 1, 2023. Orientation dates are by college and payment must be cleared in order to secure your spot. NSO is a mandatory enrollment requirement so check your schedule before selecting a date. 

BSN and Organizational Leadership Studies majors are not required to register and attend New Student Orientation. Please contact your major department for additional information.  

STEP 7: Apply for Housing

If you are interested in living on campus, please submit the $30 housing application beginning March 27, 2023. Only students who have submitted their Intent to Enroll Deposit and paid for New Student Orientation are eligible to apply for housing, because housing is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no guarantee that housing will be available if you wait until June 1 to submit the Intent to Enroll Deposit and register for New Student Orientation. 

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STEP 8: Submit all Financial Aid Documents

Check your To Do List on the MyCSUDH Student Center and submit any documents needed to determine your eligibility by May 12, 2023. If your financial aid has been determined, an 'Offer' email will be sent to your ToroMail. Follow the instructions listed on the offer email to confirm your financial aid for the 2023-2024 academic school year (Fall 2023 and Spring 2024).   

STEP 9: Complete Directed Self-Placement

Directed Self-Placement (DSP) is not a test. It includes reading two brief articles, writing a brief essay in response, and then taking a survey in which, you answer a short series of questions about your reading and writing habits. The survey will recommend which First Year Composition (FYC) course might best suit your needs, but you make the final course selection. 

Login to Canvas and complete DSP by June 1, 2023. For more information, please visit

STEP 10: Submit Final Transcripts

Submit your final official transcripts and documents by July 15, 2023. To qualify for enrollment and financial aid, you must submit your final official high school transcript with your graduation date. For information on how to submit electronic transcripts, please visit

Admission decisions are based on self-reported information from your admission application. All students are conditionally admitted pending review of official transcripts to confirm that all eligibility requirements have been met. The following must be met in order to ensure your admission is not revoked, even if you meet all other requirements and have registered for classes:

    1. Complete Senior year courses as indicated on your admission application 
    2. Maintain an overall admissible GPA 
    3. Meet all enrollment deadlines