After students receive their official offer of admission, there still are important steps to be taken to prepare to enroll at CSU Long Beach!
1. Accept Your Admission Offer and Submit Enrollment Deposit
Go to your MyCSULB Student Center and click on “Need Help Signing in?” Next, you will need to click on "Activate Account". Follow the instructions to activate your account. Once you have logged in, navigate to your Student Center tab. Scroll down to the bottom with the section header "Admissions" and select Accept/Decline. To accept your admission online, you must either qualify for the waiver or pay the enrollment deposit via MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or electronic check. If you qualify for a deposit waiver, the online process will automatically notify you. For timely processing, we strongly suggest you submit your admission acceptance and enrollment deposit online via your MyCSULB Student Center You will receive immediate confirmation that your acceptance and deposit have been accepted.
- Remember your response is due no later than May 1 for Fall!
2. Satisfy the Terms of Your Admission Offer
Most offers of admission are provisional, and admission requirements must be met or the offer will be rescinded. For more information on provisional admission, visit the application process.
3. Apply for Housing
- Be sure to review the Freshmen Residential Requirement if you will not be living with your parents during your freshmen year.
4. Participate in Early Start (If Applicable)
Most students needing developmental (remedial) coursework in English and math must participate during the summer. See Early Start for detailed information.
5. Submit Final Transcripts
- Final Transcripts are due by July 15!
6. Review Costs and Financial Aid Options
Visit the Financial Aid website for detailed costs and funding options available.
7. Attend Orientation (SOAR)
Reserve your place for a Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) Workshop.
8. Set Up Your CSULB Email
CSULB students are required to maintain a CSULB email address on file with the university and to check their email regularly as the university uses email as the official means of communication. Activate your BeachMail account here.
9. Learn about MyCSULB and BeachBoard
MyCSULB is your online center for class registration, financial aid awards and personalized student account information. BeachBoard is CSULB’s online learning environment that includes online course catalogs, virtual classrooms, resources and more. Take some time to learn about these online tools as you will be using them often during your time at CSULB.
10. Directed Self-Placement Survey (if applicable)
To ensure the most accurate placement in Fall, prior to attending a SOAR session, incoming students should complete a Directed Self-Placement assessment. The Directed Self-Placement or DSP assessment will provide you with a series of questions to determine what English courses you should take in the fall. If you received the notification regarding DSP, please complete the Directed Self-Placement Survey beginning May 15th. Once completed, you will receive the results informing you what courses you should plan to complete in the fall.
If required, make sure to complete the survey before you attend SOAR this summer so you may review your results with your SOAR advisor.
All incoming CSULB students are required to complete a series of mandatory immunizations prior to registrations. To learn more about this requirement, please visit our Student Health Services website for more information.
12. Fall 2020 Admissions Update FAQ
Due to the unprecedented growth of the COVID-19 pandemic the CSU system has made updates to the Fall 2020 admissions requirements. CSU Long Beach is here to assist all newly admitted students through these changes and answer any questions or concerns you may have. The Office of Admissions in partnership with the University Outreach and School Relations (UOSR) department have put together a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to assist with answering the most common questions we have received so far via phone and email for First-Time Freshman Students.