Next Steps

Next Steps Checklist


Congratulations on your admission to California State University, Dominguez Hills for Fall 2021! We cannot wait to see all the amazing things you’ll accomplish as a Toro. We are here to help you and if you have any questions, please, call 310-243-3645, or schedule a one-on-one appointment with a counselor.

To receive the full experience, please download the Transfer Students Welcome Guide PDF and view it as a spread.

STEP 1: Access MyCSUDH, your Student Account

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

STEP 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 visit 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, Deadline: March 2, 2021

If you have not yet applied, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at or the California Dream Act Application at  with CSUDH school code 001141 by March 2, 2021.

If you need assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application for 2021-2022, attend a virtual workshop.

STEP 4: Check Your Major, Deadline: April 1, 2021

The major you applied to is listed on your admission email. If your major is incorrect or you would like to change it, please submit the Change of Undergraduate Major for Fall 2021 Admitted Students form to Dropbox by April 1, 2021.

Please note, change of major forms will not be accepted after the April 1 deadline and you will be expected to attend New Student Orientation based on the major indicated on your admission email.

STEP 5: Submit the Intent to Enroll Deposit, Deadline: May 1, 2021

Accept admission and submit the $125 non-refundable Intent to Enroll Deposit on your student portal at by May 1, 2021. This deposit will be applied to your fall 2021 tuition.

If you submitted a 2021-2022 FAFSA or California Dream Act Application by March 2, 2021 and received a Student Aid Report (SAR) with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0, the Intent to Enroll Deposit waiver will be applied to your account. This means, the $125 fee will be waived. If you submitted the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application after March 2, 2021, you will not be eligible for the waiver.

STEP 6: Register for New Student Orientation (NSO), Deadline: May 1, 2021

Register and pay the $99 non-refundable New Student Orientation (NSO) Fee by May 1, 2021. Orientation dates are by college and payment must be cleared in order to secure your spot. NSO is a mandatory enrollment requirement so check your schedule before selecting a date.

STEP 7: Submit all Financial Aid Documents, Deadline: May 13, 2021

If you have already submitted your 2021-2022 FAFSA or California Dream Act Application, check your To Do List on your Student Center at to submit any documents needed to determine your eligibility. If your financial aid has been determined, an 'Offer' email will be sent to your ToroMail. Follow the instructions listed on the offer email to confirm your financial aid for the 2021-2022 academic school year (Fall 2021 and Spring 2022).  

STEP 8: Apply for Housing, Deadline: May 28, 2021

If you are interested in living on campus, please submit the $30 housing application beginning March 29, 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.

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STEP 9: Submit Final Transcripts, Deadline: June 30, 2021

Submit your final official transcripts with spring 2021 grades (electronic transcripts are quicker to process) and documents by June 30. To qualify for enrollment and financial aid, the Admissions Office must receive official transcripts for all institutions attended (whether classes were completed or not). For information on how to submit electronic transcripts, please visit

Admission decisions are based on self-reported information from your admission application. All students are conditionally admitted pending review of official transcripts to confirm that all eligibility requirements have been met. The following must be met in order to ensure your admission is not revoked, even if you meet all other requirements and have registered for classes:

  1. Complete all courses as indicated on your admission application
  2. Maintain an overall admissible GPA
  3. Meet all enrollment deadlines
STEP 10: 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. Please view the immunizations required and recommended by the C.O [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.