Newly Admitted Students

Congratulations and welcome to CSULB! You have an exciting journey ahead of you and we want to make sure that you are well prepared to start pursuing your academic goals.

If you are coming to CSULB as a first-time, first-year student, transfer student, graduate student, or credential student, there are still a few steps you need to take to make sure you successfully transition to The Beach!

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Select a category below to review important steps that you will need to complete as a newly-admitted student. Remember, all initial admission offers are considered provisional. To confirm your admission, you will need to make sure to accept your admission offer, activate your account, sign up for orientation, and more!

The priority deadline to submit the 2024-2025 FAFSA/CADAA was May 2, 2024. Students may still apply for aid through June 30, 2025 but may not qualify for certain types of aid (such as CSULB or CA state-funded aid). Review the FAQs below and learn more about FAFSA Simplification for support.

There are various forms of financial aid opportunities that are available to students depending on eligibility. Available aid programs may include, but are not limited to:

  • Scholarships
  • Federal Grants
  • State Grants
  • CSULB Grants
  • Federal Student Loans
  • Federal Work-Study

The CSULB Financial Aid and Scholarships team is here to support you with resources and tools that may help you apply for aid and fund your educational goals. 

As a newly-admitted student, you will register for your first semester at CSULB during your mandatory Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) sessions.

As a continuing student, you will receive a your registration appointment by email each semester, which is the day and time you may begin registering for your classes through MyCSULB Student Center. It is important that you use your CSULB email address so that you do not miss important registration information.  

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Ready to start planning your schedule? You can view class offerings by Academic Subject, by College, or by General Education Category by using the buttons at the top of each page in the Schedule of Classes. 

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Long Beach is an exciting city along the Southern California coast and home to approximately 466,000 people, Long Beach offers the amenities of a metropolitan city with diverse neighborhoods, cultures, and communities. With a lively downtown, over six miles of scenic beaches, and iconic attractions like the Queen Mary and the Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach is a famous tourist and business destination.

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