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Using MyCSULB Admissions

Your MyCSULB Student Center  provides an easy way to access, view, and manage your CSULB Student Account online. This section of the website focuses on the newly admitted student and how to navigate your student center. Once you login to the Single-Sign On Portal, you will be able to view test scores, accept your admission offer and pay your enrollment deposit among other items.

 

Admission Inquiry

Step 1:
Click on the “Admissions Inquiry” link in the Admissions section of the Student Center to view your admission information for the most recent application term(s).

Screen shot of Admissions section of MyCSULB

Step 2:
Review the Admission Application Information. If you have more than one active application on file, select the term you would like to view.

Screen shot of Admissions Application Information

Step 3:
The blue hyperlinks located at the bottom of the screen will connect you to other areas of your Student Center in MyCSULB.

  • The “To Do List” link connects you to a “To Do List” page that indicates if you have any documents (i.e., official transcripts) that need to be submitted to the University.

  • The “Holds” link connects you to the “Your Holds” page where you can click the hyperlink for each of the Hold(s) and view detailed information about the specific hold(s), including who to contact and instructions for removing the hold(s).

  • The "Accept/Decline Admission" link will take you to the page where you can choose to accept or decline admission to CSULB. (Note: This link will not be displayed after you have accepted or declined admission.)

  • The "Test Summary" link takes you to a page that displays the results for all standardized tests that the University has on file for you.

View Test Scores

You have the ability to view test scores recorded on your CSULB record in your MyCSULB Student Center.  Some of the Test Scores you may see are: SAT, ACT, AP, IB, WPE, GRE, GMAT, and TOEFL.

Step 1:
Select the “View Test Scores” link in the Admissions section of the Student Center to view your test scores.

Screen shot View Test Scores option in Admissions section of Student Center

Step 2: 
You have the option of sorting the test scores listed by any of the column headers, such as Test ID, Description, Score, Test Date, Data Source, or Date Loaded.

Screen shot of Academic Test Summary results

  • Test ID – Indicates the type of test reported.

  • Description – Indicates the component of the reported test.

  • Score – Indicates the individual’s score for the test or component of the test taken.

  • Test Date – Indicates the date that the test was taken.

  • Data Source – Indicates the source that provided CSULB with the test results.

    Note: “SLF” stands for “self-reported” and indicates that the results were reported by the student, and therefore, are unofficial until an official testing source validates the test results.

  • Date Loaded –Indicates the date that the test scores were entered into the system.

Accept/Decline Admission Offer

Step 1:
Select the “Accept/Decline” link in the Admissions section of the Student Center or select the “Accept/Decline” link from the My Applications display box.

Screen shot of Accept/Decline option in the Admissions section of the Student Center

Step 2:
Review your admission offer. Click the “Next” button to proceed to accept or decline admission for the term of your application. If you do not wish to make a decision at this time, click the “Exit” button. 

Screen shot of Your Admission Offer

Step 3:
Follow the on-screen instructions to indicate your admission decision for the term of your application. Click the “Accept” button if you have decided to attend CSULB. Click the “Decline” button if you have decided not to attend CSULB.

Screen shot of Your Decision with Decline, Accept, and Previous Page options
 

Note: If you have chosen to accept your admission, the system will determine whether you are required to pay the non-refundable Enrollment Deposit of $150.00. If it is not required or if you qualify for a waiver, the system will notify you and allow you to proceed with confirming your acceptance. If you are required to pay the Enrollment Deposit, the system will give you the option to pay on-line or give you instructions on how to submit your Admitted Student Reply and Enrollment Deposit via mail. If you do not wish to make a decision at this time, click the “Exit” button.

Step 4:
To continue to accept your admission and pay the non-refundable Enrollment Deposit on-line via a credit card or E-check, click the “Pay Online Now” button.

Screen shot of Enrollment Deposit information with Exit, Pay by Mail, and Pay Online Now options

Step 5:
Click the “Confirm Accept” button. If you do not wish to make a decision at this time, click the “Exit” button.

Screen shot of Confirm Accept page with Exit, Previous Page, and Confirm Accept options

Step 6:
If you wish to proceed with paying the non-refundable $150.00 Enrollment Deposit, click the “Make a Payment” button. Click the “Cancel Payment” button if you do not want to proceed with the payment transaction at this time.

Screen shot of Payment Options page with Make a Payment and Cancel Payment options

Step 7:
You will be redirected to the CSULB payment website (CASHNet) to pay the non-refundable $150.00 Enrollment Deposit. Click the radio button indicating the method of payment that you will be using and then click the “Continue Checkout” button.

Screen shot of Method of Payment selection options

Step 8:
If you are paying by electronic check, be sure to have your checking account information readily available and enter it in the corresponding fields. When you have finished entering your payment information, click the "Continue Checkout" button.

Screen shot of E-Check Fee Terms page

Step 9:
If you are paying by credit card, be sure to have your credit card account information readily available and enter it in the corresponding fields. When you have finished entering your payment information, click the "Continue Checkout" button.

Screen shot of Enter Credit Card Information page

Step 10:
Confirm the information you entered is correct and click the "Submit Payment" button. Once the transaction is approved, you will see buttons for options to "Email Another Receipt” and “View Printable Receipt.”

Step 11:
Click the “Return to MyCSULB” button and close the CSULB payment website (CASHNet) window. Click the “Next” button.

Screen shot of Process Payment page in MyCSULB

Step 12:
You will receive a confirmation message indicating that you have successfully accepted your admission to the University and paid your non-refundable Enrollment Deposit.

Screen shot of Admission Acceptance confirmation page

SOAR Orientation Sign-Up

Step 1:
Select the “SOAR Sign-Up” link in the Admissions section of the Student Center.

Screen shot of SOAR Sign-Up link under Admissions section of Student Center

Step 2:
The proceeding screen will provide information about the SOAR Sign-Up process. If you are ready to sign up for SOAR, click the “Next” button. If you are not ready to sign up for SOAR at this time, click the “Exit” button.
Note: If you need more information, click on the “Help: Need more information?” hyperlink to visit the SOAR website. This will open a new browser window.

Screen shot of SOAR Sign-up page

Step 3:
Choose the workshop you wish to attend by clicking the “Select” button in the appropriate row. Note: Click the “Fee Information” hyperlink for an explanation of SOAR fees. Click the “Help: Need more information?” link to visit the SOAR website.

Screen shot of Select a SOAR Workshop page

Step 4:
Carefully review your workshop information. Click the “Confirm Sign-Up” button to continue. If you would like to select a different SOAR workshop, click the “Previous Page” button.
Note: Once you click “Confirm Sign-Up,” you cannot change your SOAR workshop date. SOAR workshop date changes will only be considered due to extenuating circumstances.

Screen shot of SOAR Workshop Summary page

Step 5:
You may choose to pay the SOAR fee online by clicking the “Pay Online Now” button. You will need to have your payment information readily available for the transaction. For instructions on how to pay your SOAR reservation by mail, click the “Pay By Mail” button. Note: Your SOAR reservation is not confirmed until payment for your SOAR reservation has been received.

Screen shot of SOAR Workshop Reservation page

Step 6:
Click the “Make a Payment” button on the proceeding screen if you are ready to pay for your SOAR reservation.

Screen shot of Payment Options page

Step 7:
Click on the “Go to Payment Website” button. This will redirect you to the CSULB payment website (CASHNet).

Step 8:
Choose either the “SOAR 1-Day Payment” or “SOAR 2-Day Payment” under your “Open Items” in your account list. Confirm the item(s) and click the “Add to Basket” button. If you are ready to pay for your SOAR reservation, click the “Checkout” button.

Screen shot of Cashnet page with SOAR reservation selected

Step 9:
Click the radio button indicating the method of payment that you will be using and click the “Continue Checkout” button.

Screen shot of Method of Payment selection options

Step 10:
If you are paying by electronic check, be sure to have your checking account information readily available and enter it in the corresponding fields.  When you have finished entering your payment information, click the "Continue Checkout" button.

Screen shot of E-Check Fee Terms page

Step 11:
If you are paying by credit card, be sure to have your credit card account information readily available and enter it in the corresponding fields. When you have finished entering your payment information, click the "Continue Checkout" button.

Screen shot of Enter Credit Card Information page

Step 12:
Confirm the information that you entered is correct and click the "Submit Payment" button. Once the transaction is approved, you will see options to "Email Another Receipt” and “View Printable Receipt.”

Step 13:
Click the “Sign-Out” button to close the CSULB payment website (CASHNet) window. Return to your open MyCSULB window and click the “Next” button.

Step 14:
Review your confirmed SOAR workshop reservation by clicking the “SOAR Sign-Up” link in the Admissions section of the Student Center.

Screen shot of Your SOAR Workshop Reservation page

Early Start Intent Declaration

Step 1:

Click the “Early Start Program” link in the Academics section of the Student Center.

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Step 2:

Review the messages on this page carefully as it describes your current status in becoming ready for both college-level Math and English.

Step 3:

If participation in the Early Start Program is required, you must declare where you plan to complete this summer requirement. CSULB strongly recommends completion of this requirement on our campus. Select "California State University, Long Beach" from the 'School' drop down if you intend to complete this requirement on our campus. If that is not possible, this page provides a link to a detailed list of courses other campuses are offering which will satisfy the requirement. Use the options available in the 'School' drop down if you will be completing your requirement on another campus.

Screen shot of Early Start Program page with drop down options available to select School

Step 4:

If Early Start is recommended, you may choose to “Opt Out” of completing the Early Start Program for either Math or English. To “Opt Out”, please select the “Opt Out” option. However, if you are required to complete Early Start, you may only Opt Out of either Math or English, but not both.

Step 5:

Review the message in the Financial Aid Information box to see if you qualify for a waiver of the Early Start Program fees.  Information on program costs can be found by clicking the link to the English Early Start or Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Early Start Program page.

Step 6:

Once your selections have been made, click on the “Confirm Early Start Selection(s)” button to proceed.

Screenshot of Early Start Program page, pointing to Confirm Early Start Selection(s) button

Step 7:

Confirm that the correct school(s) are listed and click the “Confirm Early Start Selection(s)” button.

Screenshot Early Start Program - Confirm Selections page

Step 8:

Print a copy of the Confirmation page for your records.

Step 9:

Click “Return to Early Start Program page” when you are finished.

Screenshot Early Start Program - Final Confirmation of Participation selection

Additional information regarding the Early Start program can be found at:

CSU Early Start Program

Enrolling in Early Start Classes 

Once you have confirmed your Early Start Selection(s) and have been matriculated to the university, you can enroll in your Early Start course(s).

Step 1:

Click 'Enroll in Early Start' at the bottom of the Early Start Program page.

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Note: You will receive a pop-up message regarding your eligibility for the Financial Aid fee waiver for the Early Start program, similar to the one below:

Screen shot of Early Start Fee Notice

Step 2:

Click on the "Search" button below the 'Class Search' option.

Screen shot highlighting the Search button in the student's Shopping Cart and Class Schedule

Step 3:

Based on the information on your Early Start Program page regarding your placement, select the applicable Course Subject.

Screen shot Class Search, displaying Course Subject drop down and Early Start subject list

Step 4:

Click on the “Select” button next to the class section that meets your date and time requirement.  You can click on the section link for more detailed information on the class.

Screen shot of Class Search results

Step 5:

Once you have selected your class, the Enrollment Preferences page will display.  Click on the “Next” button to proceed.

Screen shot of Class Search Results Enrollment Preferences page

Step 6:

Once the selected class has been added to your shopping cart, click on the "Proceed to Step 2 of 3" button.

Screen shot indicating class added to Shopping Cart and Proceed to Step 2 of 3 button

Step 7:

Confirm the classes you wish to add and click the "Finish Enrolling" button.

Screen shot of Confirm Classes page and Finish Enrolling button

Step 8

The system will display the status of each enrollment request. Be sure to review the error and/or messages.

Screen shot of Enrollment Request Status message

Step 9

Confirm your Schedule by clicking on "My Class Schedule".

You can view your current schedule and status. You can also see the day and time, room, date, and instructor information for all your requested classes.

Screen shot of page displaying My Class Schedule

Step 10:

If you do not qualify for the Early Start Fee Waiver, you will receive the following message when attempting to enroll in Early Start.

Screenshot of an Early Start fee waiver message

To pay your fees, select the "Make a Payment" link below the "Finances" section of the Student Center.

Screenshot of the Finances section on the Student Center with an arrow pointing to Make a Payment link

The E-Check option allows you to pay your balance by withdrawing funds from your checking or savings account. Your bank routing and account numbers will be needed to complete the transaction. The E-Check option does not charge a service charge. The second option is "Pay By Credit Card." Smart Pay accepts MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Visa, and JCB.

Screen shot of the Payment Options page

 

Dropping a Class (Optional)

From the Drop subtab, you can drop a class from your schedule.

Screenshot of the Enroll tab in Student Center, with an arrow pointing to the Drop subtab

Step 1:

Check the box next to the class(es) you wish to drop, then click the "Drop Selected Classes" button.

Screen shot of the Drop Classes page

Step 2:

Confirm the class(es) you wish to drop and click the "Finish Dropping" button.

Screen shot of the Drop Classes confirmation page

Step 3:

The View Results page will indicate if the change has been made, and show any errors or messages.

Screen shot of the Drop Classes confirmation page