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California State University, Long Beach
2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Student Applicants

Freshman Applicants

Preparation and Eligibility

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:

  • Apply on time. Apply between October 1 and November 30.
  • Take the SAT 1 or ACT preferably during October but no later than December and request scores be sent to CSULB.
  • Complete the CSU required 15 unit course pattern prior to graduation.
  • Perform well – earn the best grades possible (including the senior year).
  • Pursue a back up plan should they not be offered admission to CSULB.

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.

The university has no current plans to include the writing scores from either of the admissions tests in the computation of the CSU Eligibility Index.

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Student Applicants