Intent to Enroll

Congratulations on your admission! Submitting your Intent to Enroll is required to attend New Student Orientation, apply for housing, receive mandatory academic advisement, and register for classes. Although the deadline for your intent to enroll is June 1, you may submit it sooner in order to take advantage of course availability and university resources.

In order to ensure a successful transition to CSUDH, please use the links in this section to see what your next steps are. 

Activate Username & Account

Please follow the below steps to locate your CSUDH Username:

  1. Go to:
  2. Enter your CSUDH ID number (Your ID number is located on your acceptance email and letter).
  3. Click on “Look up Username”, please write down your username this is what you will use to log into your MyCSUDH (Student Portal).
  4. Click on option that reads “For first-time users, click HERE to activate your account.”
  5. On the next page, enter your Username, and current password. The current password is your 6-digit birthdate (MMDDYY).
  6. Click on “Go to Password Reset Form.”
  7. Enter your Username. Create two security questions. Once answers are entered, enter a new password. 
    (For security purposes, your password must be a minimum of 12 characters and a combination of Upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols. Do not use your name in the new password.)
  8. Re-enter your new password.
  9. Click “Change Password."
  10. You should receive a confirmation showing you have successfully changed your password.
  11. Next, visit
  12. Enter your User ID (this is your username) and your new password.
  13. Click “Sign In” to access your account.
Access Your MyCSUDH Portal

Access your MyCSUDH Portal

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your User ID (this is your username)
  3. Enter your new password
  4. Click “Sign In” to access your account

If you need additional login assistance, please contact IT User Services at 310-243-2500.

Submit Intent To Enroll & Register for New Student Orientation (NSO)

For a Step by Step Guide to submitting your Intent to Enroll deposit & Register for New Student Orientation* please click here.

  • Accept or Decline your admissions to CSUDH
  • Submit your $125 non-refundable Intent to Enroll deposit by June 1, 2020
  • Submit your $99 non-refundable New Student Orientation (NSO) Fee by June 1, 2020 and register for a NSO date

To qualify for the Intent to Enroll deposit waiver, you must have filed a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act application by March 2, 2020 with CSUDH school code 001141, and received a Student Aid Report (SAR) with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0.

Students who filed a FAFSA or California Dream Act application after March 2 will not be eligible for the waiver. There are no exceptions.

The Intent to Enroll deposit AND New Student Orientation fee are non-refundable, even if your admission is revoked. Initial admission decisions are conditional and based on self-reported information. Final admission confirmation is validated upon the submission of final official transcripts by July 15, 2020.

*Students admitted to the following programs are not required to attend General NSO or pay the General NSO Fee: Applied Studies, Nursing, Quality Assurance, and all Certificate Programs. You will receive information directly from your academic department if a program-specific orientation is required.

If you need additional login assistance, contact IT User Services at 310-243-2500.

If you need additional assistance with submitting your Intent to Enroll or Registering for NSO, contact Customer Service at 310-243-3645.