Returning Student Information

Welcome Back to CSUDH!

Once a Toro, Always a Toro!

Recognizing that students must step out sometimes, CSUDH welcomes its returning students back to campus, where our advising staff will support you from the time you reapply until you finish your bachelor’s degree and graduate.

If you are a returning CSUDH student who wants to finish your bachelor’s degree, you must first attend a one-on-one advising session with an advisor. 

During your appointment, an academic advisor will review:

  • Updates on the readmissions process and current deadlines for the application filing period 
  • Assistance in building an action plan to return to CSUDH
  • Definitions of Good Academic Standing and Probation/Academic Disqualification
  • Information on the Graduation Reactivation process for students who already filed for graduation

You may make an appointment by calling 310-243-3538, emailing, or visiting our office in WH A220.

Returning Student Terms and Definitions: 

Returning students

Undergraduate students who wish to return to CSUDH to complete degree requirements after being absent for two semesters or more, unless participating in an approved Planned Educational Leave

Academic Standing

Students should be aware of their academic standing for the last semester attended as a CSUDH student.

Returning students usually fall under one of the following four categories:

  • Good Academic Standing: CSUDH and Overall GPA are at 2.0 or above
  • Academic Probation: CSUDH or Overall GPA is below 2.0
  • Remediation Disqualification: Required remediation courses were not completed by the end of spring semester of the first full academic year at CSUDH 
  • Academic Disqualification: CSUDH and/or overall GPA(s) fell below the applicable class-level minimum GPA:

Class Level

Minimum GPA

Freshman (0 - 29 units completed)


Sophomore (30 - 59 units completed)


Junior (60 - 89 units completed)


Senior (90+ units completed)


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