Next Steps Checklist

Be a Toro and complete the following steps to enroll for fall 2021.

1. Access MyCSUDH

Log into, your student portal, and check your To-Do List. Watch the tutorial here.

2. Activate 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 set-up and check your email, please log into and select the "ToroMail" icon. Watch the tutorial here

If the "ToroMail"  icon does not appear on your launchpad, you can also access ToroMail at

If you need help accessing your account, please contact the I.T. Help Desk at 310.243.2500 and press 1.

3. Apply for Financial Aid

If you have not applied for financial aid, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at or the California Dream Act Application at by March 2.

Important: To qualify for the intent to enroll deposit waiver, you must have submitted a 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application by March 2, 2021, with CSUDH school code 001141 and received a Student Aid Report with an Expected Family Contribution of $0. You will not be eligible for the waiver; if you submitted the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application after March 2. There are no exceptions.

4. Submit Intent to Enroll Deposit

Be a Toro and submit the $125 non-refundable Intent to Enroll Deposit on by May 1, 2021. This deposit will be applied to your fall 2021 tuition. For instructions, please visit Watch the tutorial here.

5. Register for New Student Orientation

Register and pay the $99 non-refundable New Student Orientation (NSO) Fee. Orientation dates are by college and payment must be cleared to secure your spot at NSO. NSO is a mandatory enrollment requirement so check your schedule before registering for NSO. Students have until May 1, 2021, to register for NSO or change a current NSO reservation date. Watch the tutorial here.

6. Apply for Housing

If you are interested in living on campus, please submit the $30 housing application beginning March 16, 2021. Only students who have submitted their Intent to Enroll Deposit and paid for New Student Orientation are eligible to apply for housing because housing is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no guarantee that housing will be available if you wait until May 1 to submit the Intent to Enroll Deposit and register for New Student Orientation. Learn more at

7. Submit Financial Aid Documents

To receive your financial aid offer, please submit all requested financial documents by the May 13, 2021 priority deadline. To determine what documents are needed, please review the To-Do List on MyCSUDH, your student portal.

8. Submit Final Transcripts

Submit your final official transcripts and documents by June 30. Our Admission Office must receive your final official college transcripts (electronic transcripts are preferred) with spring 2021 grades to qualify for enrollment and financial aid. Admission decisions are based on self-reported information from your application for admission. All students are *conditionally admitted pending review of official transcripts and test scores to confirm that all eligibility requirements have been met.

*If you don’t complete the required courses with grades of “C-” or better, maintain your overall GPA, and meet all deadlines, your admission may be revoked even if you meet all other requirements and have already registered for classes.

9. CSU-Wide Immunization Requirements

Please be advised that there will be an upcoming requirement for immunizations, per 'Chancellor's Office (C.O.) Executive Order 803.  Students will be required to show proof of being compliant with the requirement.  This requirement will initially apply to incoming/transfer students. Still, it is recommended that all students consider becoming compliant with these requirements, as they are, acceptable health practices per California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

Also, in the event of certain outbreaks, all students may be asked to verify their immunization status. The immunizations required and recommended by the C.O. can be found here [PDF]. A definite date for compliance with immunizations has not yet been set; this date will be forthcoming in the next few months and students will have a semester to get their shots. This notice serves to notify students which immunizations will be required so that they have time to get them. 

Please note, students/parents will be further notified as to how to input/upload their own immunization records once the process is set up for this purpose. Please DO NOT bring immunization records to the CSUDH Student Health Center or the Admissions Office for this purpose, but DO start working on getting these documents/immunization requirements taken care of so as not to scramble, as many of these vaccinations do take certain time intervals and multiple doses to complete.