The following readmission categories pertain to former CSULB students who were admitted to and successfully completed at least one semester in a degree seeking baccalaureate program. Readmission consideration is based on both the academic standing when they left as well as whether they have attempted units since their enrollment in the CSULB degree program. Degree seeking students who are on an approved educational leave do not need to reapply for admission.
If you were academically disqualified from CSULB and wish to seek reinstatement, you must follow the application procedure and meet minimum eligibility requirements to qualify for consideration.
The minimum criteria include:
- Reduce your grade point deficiency by at least half
- Meet the Major Specific Declaration Requirements
- Demonstrate an ability to complete your chosen major within established university policies.
Please note: Seeking reinstatement to the university requires a commitment of time, effort and financial resources on your part, with no guarantee of reinstatement even if all minimum requirements for consideration are met.
To apply for Reinstatement, the following must be submitted to the Academic Appeals Committee by the requested reinstatement term’s application deadline:
- Cal State Apply Application
- Reinstatement Petition (DocuSign)
- Official transcripts for all work completed and in progress since disqualification.
Submit to Enrollment Services, Brotman Hall 101, or mail to:
Enrollment Services, Brotman Hall 101
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840
Note: transcripts for enrollment through CSULB’s College of Continuing and Professional Education do not need to be submitted.
Returning Transfer Student
If you left the CSULB degree program in good academic standing or were on probation and you have attempted units at another college or university or through the College of Continuing and Professional Education since you were in degree seeking status, you are considered a returning transfer student. Returning transfer students are held to the same eligibility requirements and application procedures as new transfer students
Please follow guidelines found on the Transfer Admission website:
If you left the CSULB degree program in good academic standing or were on probation and you have not attempted units at another college or university or through the College of Continuing and Professional Education since you were in degree seeking status, you are considered a returning student. If you are applying to return to the same major, you will be evaluated for readmission based on your academic record and your ability to successfully complete the major in a timely manner including any degree progress requirements in that major. If you are applying to a different major, you will be evaluated based on the major specific requirements required of current CSULB students to declare the new major and your ability to successfully complete the major in a timely manner. Returning students may be required to meet with an academic advisor and/or submit an academic plan consistent with the timely graduation policy in order to be considered for readmission.
Apply on-line using Cal State Apply by the Application Deadline. Once your application has been submitted, we will send you a notification by email to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you are a returning student applicant who has NOT attended another institution since leaving CSULB, we can usually make an admissions decision without additional documents. We will notify you if additional documents are required and the deadline for submitting them.
Note: Students who attended any other institution before 1988 must re-submit official transcripts from the other institution(s). Transcripts can be submitted in person to Enrollment Services, Brotman Hall 101, or mailed to:
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
What Happens After I Apply for Readmission?
You will receive notification of your admission status by email after we have reviewed your application and any required documents. 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.
Can I Appeal My Admission Decision?
Denials of admission are made only after an extensive review of academic qualifications and weighing those qualifications against the competitive nature of our applicant pool; therefore these decisions are rarely overturned and are considered only for extraordinary reasons beyond the control of the applicant. We review every application for maximum consideration.
For an appeal to have merit, it must contain new, serious and compelling information that clearly shows you to be academically stronger than you had been earlier evidenced. Mistakes made on the application are not basis for an appeal or the reversal of a decision. Additionally, the prospect of a stronger academic performance in a current term is not sufficient basis for an appeal.
Submitting your Appeal: Admissions Appeal Form
- Complete the Admissions Appeal Process form requesting we reconsider your application. The form must come from you (the applicant) and be submitted no later 15 days after receipt of your original admissions decision. Appeals submitted via hard-copy letter, email or fax are not acceptable, and will not be considered.
- Your submission must clearly outline your reason for appealing the decision and the information you present should be new and compelling.
- You must include supporting documentation.
- Letters of recommendation and personal statements or essays are not considered in the admissions process at CSULB and cannot be submitted as part of your appeal.
- You may not appeal the decision to be placed on the Wait List.
We will notify you by email within 4-6 weeks of our response to your appeal request. Only one appeal may be submitted for an academic term so your appeal packet must be clear and compelling when submitted.
- Students appealing a residency decision should contact the Residency Specialist at email@example.com.
- Students who have applied through the Bob Murphy Access Center Special Admission Process should contact Bob Murphy Access Center Services at 562.985.4430