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California State University, Long Beach

Local Area Preference for Freshmen and Transfers

CSULB determines which freshmen and transfer applicants will receive “Local Preference” for admission consideration based on their high school of graduation. The same geographic boundaries that have been historically used to determine local area high schools for freshmen remain in place. These are used to determine local preference for incoming transfers as well. As part of our commitment to provide access to veterans, CSULB gives “Local Preference” to all military veterans regardless of their school of origin. See the appropriate admission page for information on how the Local Preference is used in the admission process:

Local Admission Area Schools and District Map

Local Enrollment map
Local Admission Area Schools and District
Abbreviation District No. on Map School Name
ABCUSD ABC Unified School District 1 Artesia
ABCUSD ABC Unified School District 2 Cerritos
ABCUSD ABC Unified School District 3 Gahr
ABCUSD ABC Unified School District 4 Whitney
AUHSD Anaheim Union School District (portion of) 5 Cypress
AUHSD Anaheim Union School District (portion of) 6 Oxford Academy
BUSD Bellflower Unified School District 7 Bellflower
BUSD Bellflower Unified School District 8 Mayfair
CUSD Compton Unified School District 9 Centennial
CUSD Compton Unified School District 10 Compton
CUSD Compton Unified School District 11 Dominguez
DUSD Downey Unified School District 12 Downey
DUSD Downey Unified School District 13 Warren
HBUSD Huntington Beach Unified School District 14 Edison
HBUSD Huntington Beach Unified School District 15 Fountain Valley
HBUSD Huntington Beach Unified School District 16 Huntington Beach
HBUSD Huntington Beach Unified School District 17 Marina
HBUSD Huntington Beach Unified School District 18 Ocean View
HBUSD Huntington Beach Unified School District 19 Westminster
LBUSD Long Beach Unified School District 20 Avalon
LBUSD Long Beach Unified School District 21 Cabrillo
LBUSD Long Beach Unified School District 22 CAMS
LBUSD Long Beach Unified School District 23 Jordan
LBUSD Long Beach Unified School District 24 Lakewood
LBUSD Long Beach Unified School District 25 Millikan
LBUSD Long Beach Unified School District 26 McBride
LBUSD Long Beach Unified School District 27 Polytechnic
LBUSD Long Beach Unified School District 28 Renaissance
LBUSD Long Beach Unified School District 29 Wilson
LosAlUSD Los Alamitos Unified School District 30 Los Alamitos
PUSD Paramount Unified School District 31 Paramount
Private NA 32 Brethren Christian
Private NA 33 Calvary Chapel
Private NA 34* Opportunities for Learning
Private NA 35 Parkridge
Private NA 36 Pius X/St. Matthias
Private NA 37 St. Anthony
Private NA 38 St. Joseph
Private NA 39 St. John Bosco
Private NA 40 Valley Christian

* Various locations within the local admission area

Out of Area School Districts
Abbreviation District
AUHSD Anaheim Union High School District
ERUSD El Rancho Unified School District
GGUSD Garden Grove Unified School District
IUSD Inglewood Unified School District
LAUSD Los Angeles Unified School District
LUSD Lynwood Unified School District
N-LMUSD Norwalk / La Mirada Unified School District
WUHSD Whitter Union High School District