Next Steps Checklist


Congratulations on your admission to California State University, Dominguez Hills for Fall 2022! We cannot wait to see all the amazing things you’ll accomplish as a Toro.

To finalize your admission to CSUDH, please complete the steps below. If you have any questions, email or call 310-243-3645.

STEP 1: Access MyCSUDH, your Student Account

Login to your student account at 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 bottom right-hand corner and 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 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: April 1, 2022

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 April 1, 2022.

If you need assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application for 2022-2023, attend a virtual workshop.

STEP 4: Check Your Major, Deadline: April 1, 2022

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 Admitted Students Form to Dropbox by April 1, 2022.

Please note, change of major forms will not be accepted after April 1, 2022 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: June 1, 2022

Accept admission and submit the $125 non-refundable Intent to Enroll Deposit on your student portal at by June 1, 2022. This deposit will be applied to your fall 2022 tuition.

If you submitted a 2022-2023 FAFSA or California Dream Act Application by April 1, 2022 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 April 1, 2022, you will not be eligible for the waiver.

STEP 6: Register for New Student Orientation (NSO), Deadline: June 1, 2022

Register and pay the $99 non-refundable New Student Orientation (NSO) Fee by June 1, 2022. 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.

BSN and Applied Studies majors are not required to register or attend New Student Orientation. Please contact your major department for additional information. 

STEP 7: Complete the COVID-19 Vaccination Self-Certification: June 1, 2022

In alignment with California State University (CSU) Policy, all students planning to attend CSUDH for Fall 2022 are required to complete the COVID-19 Vaccination Self-Certification by June 1, 2022.   

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 the booster;  
  • qualify for a medical exemption; or 
  • qualify for a religious exemption 

For more information about self-certification, vaccinations, exemptions, testing, and more, please visit For vaccine self-certification-related questions, please email or call (310) 243-2809.

CSU Immunizations Requirements

STEP 8: Submit all Financial Aid Documents, Deadline: May 13, 2022

If you have already submitted your 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 academic school year (Fall 2022 and Spring 2023).  

STEP 9: Apply for Housing, Deadline: May 27, 2022

If you are interested in living on campus, please submit the $30 housing application beginning March 28, 2022. 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 2 to submit the Intent to Enroll Deposit and register for New Student Orientation.

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STEP 10: Submit Final Transcripts, Deadline: June 30, 2022

Submit your final official transcripts with spring 2022 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