According to the Association for Nontraditional students in Higher Education (ANTSHE), students over 25 make up 47 percent of the new and returning student population on many of today’s college campuses.
At CSULB, we recognize adult learners have needs different from those of traditional transfer students or first-time freshmen.
- If you are not currently attending a college or university or you have attended one in the past, you are considered an adult reentry student. We would like to invite you to attend one of our upcoming Adult Reentry Workshops.
- If you are currently attending a community college or university, you are considered a transfer student. For more information or to attend a transfer admissions workshop, please visit our Transfer Admission Information page.
- If you have never attended a college or university, you are considered as a first-time freshman. For more information, please visit our High School Information page.
CSULB's re-entry services are designed for those seeking to enter or reenter the university.This comprehensive workshop is free! . Register online today.
This workshop covers the following:
- Preparation, application and admission to the university
- Orientation to academic programs and student support services
- Development of an individualized educational strategy
CSULB continues to be a high-demand campus and expects to receive more applications than can be accommodated. To maintain the quality of CSULB’s academic programs and services, supplemental admission criteria will be applied to transfer applicants. All transfer applicants must apply during the initial filing period: October 1- November 30 for Fall transfer and August 1-31 for Spring transfer. All transfer applicants must apply to a specific major. For updates on transfer admission requirements and deadlines, students should refer to the transfer admission requirements.
For specific major preparation and major graduation requirements: Please contact your major department to determine the availability and types of advising opportunities for individual advising or group information sessions. Visit CSULB to find your major academic department contact information.
For specific general education requirements: