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Prospective Student-Athletes

We are excited that you are thinking about coming to The Beach!

Long Beach State fields 19 varsity sports at the NCAA Division I level, including:

  • Baseball
  • Men's and Women's basketball
  • Men's and Women's cross country
  • Men's and Women's golf
  • Women's soccer
  • Softball
  • Women's tennis
  • Men's and Women's indoor and outdoor track and field
  • Men's and Women's volleyball
  • Women’s sand volleyball
  • Men's and Women's water polo

During recruit visits, which are coordinated by head coaches and recruiting coordinators for each team, you will have a chance to visit the BAC.

During this visit, an academic counselor will discuss pertinent information, including academic policies, general education and testing requirements. You’ll also learn about university-wide academic support services and programs.

New Student-Athlete Checklist for Freshmen and Transfer Students

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

1. University Application:

  • Contact the Head Coach and/or Recruiting Coordinator for your sport.
  • Submit your university application on-line at Cal State Apply.
  • Include your $55 Application Fee or Fee Waiver. Contact the Head Coach and/or Recruiting Coordinator if you have questions about your Admission Status.
  • CSULB uses email as the official means of communication. Applicants are required to maintain a current email address on file with the university and to check their email regularly. You may update your email address or check the status of your admissions application at any time by visiting applicant self-service.

2. SAT/ACT Scores

  • Score reports must be sent from the testing agency to both the NCAA Eligibility Center (use code 9999) and CSULB. (This can be done at the time of the testing or through the College Board (SAT) or ACT Student (ACT)

3. NCAA Eligibility Center

Every student athlete who will attend a NCAA Division I or II institution must be certified academically and as an amateur by the Eligibility Center before they may participate in competition.  This includes students enrolling in college for the first time as well as students transferring from any two or four year institution that is not a member of NCAA Division I or II.  Create a new account at the NCAA Eligibility Center.

If you are a freshman or will not have an AA degree, your official high school transcripts with graduation date posted and you SAT/ACT test scores are also needed.  SAT/ACT scores must be transmitted electronically from the testing agency.

4. Early Start

Sign up for CSU Early Start Program, if necessary: intended to give incoming freshmen the opportunity to enroll in English and/or Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning classes, with instructional support, prior to the term for which they have been admitted. Find more information about the: Early Start Program.

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.

5. Official Transcripts

  • Send official high school transcripts to both the NCAA Eligibility Center and CSULB.  Transfer students do not need to resend transcripts to the NCAA Eligibility Center if they have previously done so.

6. Submit Intent

Activate your MyCSULB account and submit your intent to enroll.


8. Housing

Visit Housing and Residential Services for information and to complete their online application. 

9. Advisement and Registration (SOAR):

Contact your Bickerstaff Academic Center (BAC) Counselor (BAC) at 562/985-4777 to coordinate your SOAR date.  The BAC is the Academic support area for Student athletes.