Local Preference Admission Consideration

CSULB determines which first-time, first-year and transfer applicants will receive “local preference” for admission consideration based on their high school of graduation. The same geographic boundaries that have been historically used to determine local area high schools for freshmen remain in place. These are used to determine local preference for incoming transfers as well. As part of our commitment to provide access to veterans, CSULB gives local preference to all military veterans, regardless of their school of origin.

In addition, CSULB grants local preference to all students from alternative high schools if their primary residence where they are educated is located within the current boundaries of CSULB’s local area.

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Map of Los Angeles region with local area highlighted