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New Student-Athlete Checklist for Freshmen


Here are a few steps to follow in order to have a successful transition to CSULB:


Submit your University Application

  • Contact the Head Coach and/or Recruiting Coordinator for your sport.
  • Submit your university application online at CSUMentor. ( Include your $55 Application Fee or Fee Waiver.

Contact the Head Coach and/or Recruiting Coordinator if you have questions about your admission status. 

You can also check the status of your application at any time by using the Applicant Self-Service website. You will need your nine-digit Campus ID number, the last four digits of your Social Security Number, and your birthdate.


Submit Your SAT/ACT Scores

SAT/ACT score reports must be sent from the testing agency to both the NCAA Eligibility Center and CSULB. (You can request that they be sent to the university at the time of the testing or through Collegeboard.com)


Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center

New freshmen must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to determine initial NCAA eligibility and amateurism.


Take Your Placement Tests


High School Placement Tests

The Early Assessment Program (EAP) (for California residents only) consists of two tests, which are administered in 11th grade in all California High Schools:

  • EAP English Test
  • EAP Math Test

Passing scores in EAP will allow you immediate enrollment into college level English and Math courses without taking CSULB Placement Tests!


Placement Tests at CSULB

Take the English Placement Test (EPT) and/or the Entry Level Mathematics Test (ELM) before the May test date or provide proof of exemption. We advise you to take this exam early so that you receive your score prior to attending SOAR.

Exemption from the EPT is granted if you score:

  • 500 or higher on SAT Verbal,
  • 22 or higher on ACT English Test, or
  • 3 or higher on Advanced Placement Exam (Language and Composition or Literature and Composition

Exemption from the ELM is granted if you score:

  • 550 or higher on the SAT Mathematics (Level I, IC, II or IIC),
  • 23 or higher on the ACT Mathematics Test, or
  • 3 or higher on Advanced Placement Exam (Mathematics Calculus AB or BC or Statistics)


Sign up for CSU Early Start Program, if Necessary

Your ELM and EPT scores will determine whether you are required to participate in the Early Start Program.

  • Exemption from Early Start English is granted if you score 138 or higher on the EPT.
  • Exemption from Early Start Math is granted if you score 50 or higher on the ELM.

Upon admission, CSU campuses will inform students who are not exempt, how and where to sign up for Early Start.

Early Start Math and English courses will be available at every CSU campus, in-person and online.

 

Send Your Official Transcripts

Send official high school transcripts to both the NCAA Eligibility Center and CSULB.

 

Submit Your Intent to Enroll

Activate your MyCSULB account and submit your intent to enroll.

Register for the Student Orientation, Advising and Registration Workshop

Once you have been admitted to the university, you may register for Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR). Contact BAC to coordinate your SOAR date.


Complete Financial Aid Applications (non-athletic aid)

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Complete an Application for Housing

Complete the online application.