Admitted Transfer & Returning Student Checklist

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Congratulations on your admission to California State University, Dominguez Hills! You’re one step closer to the fun, excitement, and opportunities you’ll only get as a Toro.   

Understanding your Conditional Admissions to CSUDH: Your conditional offer is dependent on meeting all admissions requirements by the end of Spring 2024 and meeting all enrollment deadlines.

To make it official, complete each item on your admitted student checklist. Click on the + icon to view the instructions for each step.     

Mandatory Enrollment Requirement

STEP 1: Access MyCSUDH

Go to: Find MyCSUDH username and enter the required information to obtain your username. After securing your username, call the IT Help Desk at 310.243.2500, option 1, to establish your permanent password.

Applicants will be asked the following information from the IT Call Center to secure your password:

  • Full Name (First and Last Name)
  • Username
  • Student ID Number
  • Date of Birth (Day and Month only)

After securing your password, log on to your MyCSUDH student portal. On MyCSUDH, check your To Do List weekly and submit any requested documents.

If you have any technical issues, please call IT at 310.243.2500, option 1.

STEP 2: Access ToroMail

Avoid missing important information by checking ToroMail, your official CSUDH email account. All official communications related to your Financial Aid offer, New Student Orientation, and more are sent to ToroMail.  

To check your email, visit and enter your CSUDH username and password. This is the same login information that you used to access MyCSUDH. 

STEP 3: Submit the Intent to Enroll Deposit

Fall 2024 Applicants

Starting January 2024, this step will become available to complete for Fall 2024 admitted students.

Accept admission and submit the non-refundable $125 Intent to Enroll Deposit on your student portal by June 1, 2024. This deposit will be applied to your Fall 2024 tuition.

STEP 4: Register for New Student Orientation (NSO)

Fall 2024 Admissions

Starting January 2024, this step will become available to complete for Fall 2024 admitted students.

Register and pay the non-refundable $99 New Student Orientation (NSO) Fee by June 1, 2024. 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.

Students who are admitted to Organizational Leadership & Nursing, will need to reach out to the department directly regarding orientation and course registration.

STEP 5: Submit Final Transcripts

Fall 2024 Admissions

Submit your final official transcripts and documents by June 30, 2024.

To qualify for enrollment and financial aid, you must submit your final official college transcripts from all schools attended. 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 courses as indicated on your admission application
  2. Maintain an overall admissible GPA
  3. Meet all enrollment deadlines


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    STEP 1: Apply for Financial Aid

    Fall 2024 Admissions

    Apply for financial aid for the 2024-25 academic year by April 2, 2024.  

    Visit to to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Complete the FAFSA form to be considered for all types of state and federal aid, such as grants, work study, loans, and some scholarships. Visit to complete the California Dream Act Application. The California Dream Act allows undocumented & nonresident students who qualify for a non-resident exemption under Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540) to receive certain types of financial Aid. 

    Check your To Do List on the MyCSUDH Student Center and submit any documents needed to determine your eligibility by May 12, 2024. 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 2024-2025 academic school year (Fall 2024 and Spring 2025). 

    If you need assistance completing a financial aid application, attend a virtual workshop or email

    STEP 2: Apply for Housing

    If you are interested in living on campus, please submit the $30 housing application beginning March 27, 2024. 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 June 1 to submit the Intent to Enroll Deposit and register for New Student Orientation. 

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