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New Student-Athlete Checklist for Transfer Students


Below 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.


Take Your Placement Tests

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:

  • 550 or higher on SAT Verbal
  • 24 or higher on ACT English Test,
  • A 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
  • 3 or higher on Advanced Placement Exam (Mathematics Calculus AB or BC or Statistics).


Send Your Official Transcripts

Send official high school transcripts (if applicable - check with recruiting coordinator) and/or all college transcripts to both the NCAA Eligibility Center and CSULB.


Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center

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

 

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.