Application Checklist

FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN APPLICATION CHECKLIST

STEP 1: GATHER YOUR INFO

You’ll need to have:

  • Your high school transcript
  • Your official SAT I or ACT test scores
  • The $70 application fee

* You can request a fee waiver when applying online at Cal State Apply. Fee waivers are only available to qualified California residents from low-income families.


STEP 2: APPLY

Complete your application and pay the $70 fee online at Cal State Apply.


STEP 3: SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS

Submit your official high school transcripts and SAT I or ACT test scores to:

Office of Admissions
CSUDH
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747

NOTE: Electronic transcripts are preferred. Official test scores from ETS are required. Visit the ETS website to learn more.


STEP 4: ACTIVATE MYCSUDH USERNAME AND ACCOUNT

For a Step by Step Guide to Activating your Username & Account please click here.

Please follow the below steps to locate your CSUDH Username:

  1. Go to: csudh.edu/username
  2. Enter your 9-digit CSUDH Student ID number (Your ID number is located on your acknowledgment or acceptance email/letter).
  3. Enter your 8-digit Date of Birth (MMDDYYYY).
  4. Indicate whether you have a Social Security Number (SSN), YES or NO.  
    1. If YES, enter the last 4 digits of your SSN and press Enter.
      1. Your CSUDH Username and Temporary Password will be displayed.
    2. If NO, please contact the IT Help Desk at (310) 243-2500, option 1 for further instructions.
  5. Proceed to activate your campus account (below).

If you have retrieved your username and temporary password (above), please follow the below steps to activate your campus account:

  1. Click on Set Up My Security Questions to continue.
  2. Enter your username and password, and LOG IN.*
    1. Setup (5) security questions.
    2. Once answers are typed in, click SAVE in upper right.  A confirmation prompt will flash. 
  3. On your PROFILE page, click the option to CHANGE PASSWORD.  This will take you to the Change Password screen.
  4. Click SAVE after updating the password.  A confirmation prompt will flash. 
  5. Click SAVE on the PROFILE page again.  Click on your name in upper right, select LOGOUT.
  6. Visit my.csudh.edu to log in and access your campus account.
  7. Click “Sign In” to access your account.

*Note: After login, if the page indicates "You don't have any apps set up" please click on your name on the upper right, then PROFILE.

If you need additional login assistance, please contact IT Help Desk at 310-243-2500, option 1.


STEP 5: SUBMIT YOUR INTENT TO ENROLL AND REGISTER FOR NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION (NSO) BY MAY 1ST 

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 May 1, 2020
  • Submit your $99 non-refundable New Student Orientation (NSO) Fee by May 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.

REDIRECTED  & CONDITIONALLY ADMITTED STUDENTS:  Your admission decision was based on self-reported information from your application for admission.  If you don't complete the required courses with grades of "C" or better, maintain the eligibility index, and meet all deadlines, your admission will be revoked.  Even if you have met all other requirements and have already registered for classes.  Once we receive your final official transcript(s) with your high school graduation date and official test scores, we'll perform a final review of your eligibility to confirm your admission to CSUDH.  Official documents are due 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 assistance with submitting your Intent to Enroll or Registering for NSO, contact Customer Service at 310-243-3645.


STEP 6: APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

Apply between October 1 – March 2.


STEP 7: APPLY FOR HOUSING

If you plan on living in University Housing, apply online to reserve your space as soon as possible.