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 $55 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 $55 fee online at Cal State Apply.


STEP 3: SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS

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

Admissions Office
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 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 MyCSUDH.edu.
  12. Enter your User ID (this is your username) and your new password.
  13. Click “Sign In” to access your account.

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


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, 2019
  • Submit your $99 non-refundable New Student Orientation (NSO) Fee by May 1, 2019 and register for a NSO date

To qualify for the intent to enroll deposit waiver, you must have filed a 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act application by March 2, 2019 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, 2019.

*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: GET IMMUNIZED

Students who attended California public high schools after July 1, 1999, have met this requirement.

If your student attended a private high school, attended in another state or outside the United States:

  • Download an immunization form
  • Take it to your doctor or clinic
  • Have all required immunizations
  • Return the completed form to the Office of Admissions

STEP 8: APPLY FOR HOUSING

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