Returning Toros

Once a Toro, Always a Toro is about helping former undergraduate students finish what they started and complete their degree. We have a dedicated team ready to support you through admissions, advising, registration -- all the way through graduation.   

If you are not quite ready to re-enroll, but would like for more information, please email AlwaysAToro@csudh.edu or call (310) 243-2747. We look forward to responding to your questions about returning to CSUDH and we can’t wait to welcome you back. 

The following process is for former CSUDH students who have completed at least one semester in a degree-seeking baccalaureate program and have lost their continuing student status. Degree-seeking students who are on an approved planned educational leave do not need to submit the Re-Entry form.  

Re-Entry Process for Fall 2022

Former undergraduate students who left in good standing or on academic probation must complete the following steps:    

Step 1

Submit the Re-Entry form no later than July 1, 2022 Complete and submit the Re-Entry form to Dropbox.

  • There is no fee to submit the form.  
  • The form must be submitted online through Dropbox.  
  • BSN majors, international, and graduate students are not eligible to use this form. 
  • If you want to change your major, you must meet with an advisor before you are readmitted. 

Once your re-entry form has been submitted, you will receive a readmission notification within 10 business days. 

Step 2

Submit Official Transcripts no later than July 15, 2022 Official transcripts from all institutions you have attended since leaving CSUDH are required. If you have not attended any other institutions, transcripts are not required.  If you do not submit official transcripts by the due date, we will not be able to process your re-entry form.  

To be considered official, electronic transcripts must be sent directly from the college. CSUDH will accept electronic transcripts via the following services:   

  • Parchment
  • Docufide   
  • Naviance   
  • National Student Clearing House   
  • eScript-Safe   
  • Military Services   
  • Credential Solutions  

If your institution provides certified electronic transcripts through another service, please have those transcripts sent directly from the institution to admissions@csudh.edu.  

Step 3

Meet with your Advisor 

Schedule a meeting with your advisor to review courses needed to graduate! Schedule an appointment with an advisor at the University Advisement Center (if you are a first-year student or sophomore) or with your major advisor (if you are a junior or senior).   

Step 4

Apply for Financial Aid  

CSUDH is committed to helping you find opportunities to finance your education. There are several ways to fund the cost of going to college: scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans. To find out your eligibility, please apply for Financial Aid.  

The priority application period to apply for financial aid for the 2022–2023 academic year is from October 1, 2021, to April 1, 2022. However, you can still submit a financial aid application until June 30, 2023.    

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov or the California Dream Act Application at dream.csac.ca.gov. The school code for CSUDH is 001141.    

If you need assistance completing a financial aid Application for 2022-2023, visit Financial Aid TV or contact the Financial Aid & Scholarship office.  

Returning undergraduate students who have been academically disqualified.  

Formerly disqualified undergraduate students who are interested in being reinstated should contact the University Advisement Center for information regarding the process for readmission as an undergraduate student at CSUDH.    

Next Steps

Congratulations on returning to California State University, Dominguez Hills! We can’t wait to see you again. We know some of this information may be familiar, but please check out the following steps to get you started!   

STEP 1

Access your student account at MyCSUDH  

Login to your student account at My.CSUDH.edu and check your To Do List.  

If you forgot your login information, please contact the I.T. Helpdesk at (310) 243-2500 and select option 1, or click on the Ask Teddy tab on the bottom right-hand corner, then 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 pertaining to your Financial Aid offer, New Student Orientation, and more are sent to ToroMail. To check your email, please visit mail.toromail.csudh.edu and enter your CSUDH username and password. This is the same login information that you used to access MyCSUDH, your student portal. 

Step 3

Apply for Financial Aid for the 2022–2023 Academic Year  

CSUDH is committed to helping you find opportunities to finance your education. There are several ways to fund the cost of going to college: scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans. To find out your eligibility, please apply for Financial Aid.   

The priority application period to apply for financial aid for the 2022–2023 academic year is from October 1, 2021, to April 1, 2022. However, you can still submit a financial aid application until June 30, 2023.    

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov  or the California Dream Act Application at dream.csac.ca.gov. The school code for CSUDH is 001141.    

If you need assistance completing a financial aid Application for 2022-2023, visit Financial Aid TV or contact the Financial Aid & Scholarship office.  

Step 4

Complete Online Orientation

Login to preorientation.csudh.edu and complete online orientation. 

STEP 5

Complete the COVID-19 Vaccination Self-Certification  

In alignment with California State University (CSU) Policy, all students attending CSUDH are required to complete the COVID-19 Vaccination Self-Certification. Self-certification means you have certified and submitted the appropriate documents through MyCSUDH to prove that you:     

  • have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including booster(s); or   
  • qualify for a medical exemption; or   
  • qualify for a religious exemption   

You will not be able to register for courses until you have complete this requirement. For more information about self-certification, vaccinations, exemptions, testing, and more, please visit csudh.edu/together. For vaccine self-certification-related questions, please email covid_safety@csudh.edu or call (310) 243-2809.  

STEP 6

Check your Enrollment Date

Access the Student Center on MyCSUDH to locate your enrollment date and to locate any holds on your account. Please note, any hold that prevents enrollment must be removed prior to registering for courses. 

To remove a hold, you must contact the department that placed the hold on your account.  To view the department information, click on "details" on the hold section in your Student Center. 

Financial Holds are placed because of outstanding balances on the account. Please Contact Student Financial Services at sfs@csudh.edu or (310) 243-3780 to arrange payment.  

STEP 7

Course Registration  

After you have completed the COVID-19 Vaccination Self-Certification, you will have access to register for courses. If you need assistance selecting the courses needed to graduate, please schedule an appointment with an advisor at the University Advisement Center (if you are a first-year student or sophomore) or with your major advisor (if you are a junior or senior).  

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to attend New Student Orientation? 

No, students who submitted the Re-Entry form and are returning to CSUDH are not required to attend New Student Orientation.  

 

Do I need to pay the Intent to Enroll Deposit?

No, students who submitted the Re-Entry form and are returning to CSUDH are not required to pay the Intent to Enroll Deposit.

 

Do I need to resubmit transcripts?

Official  transcripts for all institutions you have attended since leaving CSUDH are required. Please have electronic transcripts sent directly from the institution to admissions@csudh.edu. If you didn't attend any other universities, no transcripts are required. 

 

Can I take classes without applying to the university? 

If you missed the deadline to return to CSUDH or want to take a course for units or complete a degree, you may consider registering through Open University. Open University is for students who are not matriculated to the campus but want to take a few courses. For more information about open university, visit csudh.edu/open. 

 

What if I was supposed to graduate or had applied to graduate but left CSUDH?

If you had applied for graduation or were denied graduation because of missing requirements, you should make an appointment with an advisor to determine where you left off and the process needed to complete your missing requirements.

 

How do I find what classes I still need to graduate? 

Every student’s situation is different. You should make an appointment to speak to an advisor to determine your requirements upon your return. To meet with an Advisor, visit the University Advisement Center.    

 

What if I come back after being away for 5 -15 years?

Will I need to take more classes?  Every student’s situation is different. You should make an appointment to speak to an advisor to determine your requirements upon your return. To meet with an Advisor, visit the University Advisement Center.

 

What if I retook a class to bring up my GPA?  

Courses taken at another institution will not be calculated into your CSUDH GPA, only your overall GPA. If you retook courses at CSUDH, please make an appointment with an advisor to recalculate your CSUDH GPA. To meet with an Advisor, visit the University Advisement Center.

 

How do I remove a hold?

To remove a hold, you must contact the department that placed the hold on your account.  To view the department information, click on "details" on the hold section in your Student Center.  

Financial Holds are placed because of outstanding balances on the account. Please Contact Student Financial Services at sfs@csudh.edu or (310) 243-3780 to arrange payment. 

 

How do I find out what classes I need to complete my degree?

Once you return to CSUDH, you will need to meet with your advisor to review your courses taken and determine what course you still need to graduate. Your advisor can discuss any changes to your academic plan and assist you in laying out a path towards graduation. If you have been away for more than a year, you will have new catalog rights and there may be a change to program that you will need to learn more about.  

 

 What is the best course of action if my schedule is limited, and I can only online classes? 

You should make an appointment to speak with an advisor to discuss options. To meet with an Advisor, visit the University Advisement Center.

 

What if I have a balance on my account? 

You should contact Student Financial Services at (310) 243-3780 or sfs@csudh.edu.