Records & Registration

To protect the health and safety of everyone in our community, our office staff is working remotely.

However, in order to ensure that we continue to meet your needs and respond in a timely manner to your questions, please feel free to contact us at for graduation-related issues.

For all other petitions and questions, please contact us at In your email, please provide your first and last name, CSUDH ID number, phone number, and your questions.

For the latest CSUDH updates regarding COVID-19, please visit

Frequently Asked Questions for New Students

Welcome to the Registrar's Office. On this site you will find a wealth of information to assist you, including admissions criteria, student records, registration, graduation, and all points in between.

If you can't find what you're looking for, contact us right away. We're happy to help.

What We Do

The Registrar's Office is responsible for determining student eligibility for graduation from the university. We establish student records, update transfer credit, and maintain transfer articulation agreements. Additionally, we support the registration process for new and continuing students, maintain academic records, and research and review petitions for exceptions to university policy.


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Request a Transcript

Use our simple online tool to request a transcript of your CSUDH academic records.

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Smart Planner

Smart Planner is an interactive online system that helps students be more proactive with their course planning. Learn more about the Smart Planner tool and how you can start using it today.


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Admissions Criteria & Appeals

Learn more about admissions criteria for CSUDH as well as the appeals process for denied admissions.


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Early Start Requirement

A program launched by the CSU system, Early Start allows students who need remediation in English and/or math to begin their remediation during the summer before their first semester. Learn more about Early Start and how to meet this requirement.


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Find information on registering for classes, including what you need to do before you can register, how and when to register, how to plan your class schedules, checking for and clearing holds, getting on waitlists, adding, dropping, withdrawing, and more.


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CSUDH Student ID

Due to virtual instruction and COVID-19, student ID cards will not be issued.


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Student Records

CSUDH’s Registrar’s Office offers a range of online information on how to add and drop classes, auditing classes, declaring and changing majors, as well as policies for incompletes, leaves, repeats and cancels.

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Graduation Information

As you get closer to graduation, know what you neeed to do to make sure you’ve completed all the requirements you need to graduate on time.

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Faculty Resources

CSUDH faculty and staff have access to online resources and information for a range of academic policies, including registration guidelines, academic integrity, student conduct, grade changes, incomplete and drop instructions and forms, grade submissions, and more.