California State University, Long Beach continues to be the University of Choice for a talented and diverse group of California's best and brightest students. Beginning with Fall 2002, CSULB has been receiving more first-time freshman applicants than can be accommodated. To maintain the academic quality of CSULB academic programs and services, supplemental admissions criteria, are applied to first-time freshman applicants. First-time freshmen must:
Students will qualify for regular admission when the university verifies that they have a CSULB qualifiable minimum eligibility index and will have completed the comprehensive pattern of college preparatory "a-g" subjects. Applicants to an impacted program must also meet supplementary criteria.