The Special Admission process is a means by which California Residents, who may not meet the regular admission requirements due to a disability but are "otherwise qualified", may appeal for special consideration by the Admissions Office at California State University Long Beach (CSULB). The Stephen Benson Program (SBP) facilitates this process by providing additional information about the applicant's circumstances to the Admissions Office. It is our function to evaluate documentation of the learning disability using guidelines established by the California State University system. Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Admission decisions are made by the Admissions Office.
A student wishing to be considered for special admission to the university must apply through regular admission procedures and in accordance with all deadlines specified by the Admissions Office. For regular admission criteria for California State University at Long Beach, please refer to the CSU Application booklet, visit the CSULB Website at www.csulb.edu, or contact the CSULB Admissions Office at (5 6 2) 9 8 5-5 4 7 1.
Please note the eligibility criteria for CSULB is subject to a competitive admission standard. For additional explanation of this, please contact the Admissions Office.
To obtain a Special Admission application packet you may either download the Special Admission Application Packet, or you may contact the SBP office at (5 6 2) 9 8 5 - 1 8 7 5.