Denied Admission

Denied Admission

Admissions Criteria

Admissions criteria is found on our Future Students website. To find out your admissions criteria, click on the appropriate link below:

Admission Appeals

CSUDH reviews each applicant’s record thoroughly during the admissions process. The admission decision is based on objective data: each applicant's self-reported academic qualifications on the application for admission official transcripts, and test scores (AP, IB or CLEP).  Denials can occur based on self reported information or after the submission of official transcripts, and test scores (AP, IB or CLEP).

You may appeal the denial admission decision if you believe you met the admission requirements based on your self-reported academic information on your admissions application or you believe you were denied admission in error.  You must submit a written appeal within fifteen (15) days of receipt of your denial email (this timeline is based on Assembly Bill 670, Section 89030.7).

The complete denial appeal must include the following:

  • Print and attach the Undergraduate Admissions Appeal Request & Cover Sheet [PDF] with your complete appeal packet.
  • Only one appeal may be submitted per semester.
  • Incomplete appeal packets will not be reviewed and will be denied.
  • brief written appeal statement from the applicant which clearly and concisely states the reason for appeal is required.
  • All documents should be submitted together in one packet. Incomplete appeal packets may be delayed or immediately denied.
  • If submitting additional information or new documentation to be considered, the appeal statement should include an explanation of why the additional information was not available at the time of application
  • Any supporting documents, such as medical records or letters from a school counselor, must be sent as part of the appeal packet. Supporting documents submitted without an appeal statement are not considered an admission appeal and will not be reviewed or held for future consideration. 
  • Letters of recommendation will not be considered.
  • All documents submitted as part of the appeal packet will not be returned to the applicant.

Submit your complete Appeal Packet to the Appeal Dropbox by clicking on the button below:


All appeal decisions will be made as space becomes available and will be reflected on your Campus Account at Appeal decisions will be made in two weeks and will reflect on your student account at  Additionally, the decision will also be emailed to you.  Please make sure you check all spam or junk folders to ensure you do not miss this email.