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Prospective Students

Due to personnel and fiscal restraints, CHHS Advising only meets with currently enrolled students. We encourage prospective students to review the following information regarding admissions and transferring to CSULB. If you need assistance with the application and/or admissions process, please contact the University Outreach office. Please note, the advising center does not review admissions or transfer coursework. CSULB's Enrollment Services office is in charge of those areas. CHHS Advising advises students on requirements to graduate after being admitted to CSULB.

Prospective Freshmen Students

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Information for Incoming Freshmen

  • Due to CSULB's high impaction, most incoming freshmen are admitted to CSULB as pre-majors. Students are required to completed specific courses and meet specific GPA(s) before being admitted to their major. The courses and GPAs required vary based on major.
  • Pre-majors are not guaranteed admission into their major.
  • All students must be fully declared in a major before they reach 60 units. If students are not eligible for their current major at that poing, they are required to find another major.

Freshmen Interested in Nursing

  • Students are evaluated based on the STEM eligibility index.
  • All freshmen are admitted as Pre-Nursing, and they must complete certain requiremetns in their first two years at CSULB.
  • If a student is not admitted to CSULB as Pre-Nursing, it may not be possible for them to change into Pre-Nursing. 
  • Pre-Nursing students who fail to meet the requirements are automatically ineligible for the program.
  • All Pre-Nursing students must submit a supplemental application to the School of Nursing. Pre-Nursing students are not guaranteed admission into the Nursing program. Admission is very competitve, and many students do not get into the program.
    • Nursing - Basic Applicant Pool Statistics for Fall 2020
Total Applicants 533
Admitted Applicants 75
Average Science GPA 3.93
Average GE GPA 3.97
Average TEAS Composite Score 89.97
Average TEAS Reading Score 88.33

Orientation & Registration Process for New Freshmen

  • Newly admitted Freshmen will be required to attend an orientation session during the summer prior to starting their first semester at CSULB. Orientation information can be found on the SOAR office's website.
  • The CHHS Advising Center will provide students with a schedule and assist them in the registration process for their first semester. Students will receive more information about the registration process after signing up for a SOAR workshop.
  • Due to personnel and fiscal restraints, CHHS Advising can not assist newly admitted students prior to orientation.

Prospective Transfer Students

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Information for all Transfers

  • Transfer admission to CSULB is based on each individual major's admission requirements (Major Specific Requirements.) Transfer students cannot change majors unless they met the critera for the new major at the time of admission to CSULB. Students cannot take courses to meet the admission criteria after being admitted to CSULB and then switch majors. Transfer student need to apply to the major they want to pursue when filling out the CSU application. They should not apply to a major with less requirements and then try to switch after. It will not be approved.
    • This also applies to majors with options like Kinesiology. Transfer students cannot switch between options.
  • Assist.org is the official articulation website between California Community Colleges and CSULB. This website will provide information on what courses at the community college are equivalent to courses at CSULB.
  • Courses at the community college will only count for 100/200 level courses at CSULB. All 300/400 level courses must be taken at a 4-year university.
  • All transfers should request a full GE certification from their community college.
  • Students transferring from a 4-year or out of state institution will have their transfer coursework evaluated on a case by case basis. Initial transfer evaluation will be done by Enrollment Services. The CHHS Advising Center does not evaluate transripts.
  • Associate Degree for Transfer
    • CSULB uses adegreewithaguarantee.com to determine which community colleges have approved ADT programs with CSULB.
    • ADT  CSULB CHHS Major
      Administration of Justice Criminology & Criminal Justice
      Child & Adolescent Development Child Development & Family Studies
      Early Childhood Education Child Development & Family Studies
      Hospitality Management Hospitality Management
      Kinesiology Kinesiology option in Sport Psychology & Leadership
      Nutrition & Dietetics Dietetics & Food Administration option in Nutrition & Dietetics
      Public Health Science Health Science option in Community Health Education
      or
      Health Science option in School Health Education

Child Development & Family Studies (CDFS) Transfers

  • Prospective CDFS students are recommended to complete the following courses prior to transferring to CSULB. Although these courses are not required for admission, they are required to graduate with the CDFS degree. Taking the courses prior to transferring to CSULB will help students complete their degree sooner. Please note that not all community colleges offer courses that are equivalent. 
    • CDFS 211
  • Students pursuing an Associates Degree for Transfer in Child & Adolescent Development or Early Childhood Education at their community college are recommended to still complete all the courses listed under the Major Specific Requirements for Transfer for CDFS. Students who come in without all the courses completed may not be able to graduate in 2 years due to course sequencing. 
  • Please note that the majority of CDFS requirements are upper divison (courses numbered 300-499). Please be aware that your community college courses will not satisfy the upper division requirements at CSULB even if the course has the same name.

Consumer Affairs (CAFF) Transfers

Criminology & Criminal Justice (CRJU) Transfers

  • Students pursuing an Associates Degree for Transfer in Administration of Justice at their community college are recommended to still complete all the courses listed under the Major Specific Requirements for Transfer for CRJU. Taking the courses prior to transferring to CSULB will help students complete their degree sooner.
  • Please note that the majority of CRJU requirements are upper divison (courses numbered 300-499). Please be aware that your community college courses will not satisfy the upper division requirements at CSULB even if the course has the same name.

Dietetics & Food Administration - Food Science (FSCI) Transfers

Dietetics & Food Administration - Nutrition & Dietetics (NUTR) Transfers

  • Once admitted to CSULB, NUTR students are required to choose and complete one concentration. Information about the various areas can be found on the Nutrition website. Students should know with concentration they want to pursue prior to their first semester as course recommendations vary based on concentration.
    • Concentration Options:
      • Dietetics
      • Nutritional Science

Family Life Education (FLE) Transfers

  • Please note that the majority of major requirements are upper divison (courses numbered 300-499). Please be aware that your community college courses will not satisfy the upper division requirements at CSULB even if the course has the same name.

Fashion Design (FD) Transfers

  • Prospective FD students are recommended to complete the following courses prior to transferring to CSULB. Although these courses are not required for admission, they are required to graduate with the FD degree. Taking the courses prior to transferring to CSULB will help students complete their degree sooner. Please note that not all community colleges offer courses that are equivalent. 
    • FMD 152
    • FMD 154
    • FMD 155
    • FMD 256
    • FMD 257
  • Transfer students typically graduate in 3 years if they come in without the courses listed above.

Fashion Merchandising (FMD) Transfers

  • Prospective FMD students are recommended to complete the following courses prior to transferring to CSULB. Although these courses are not required for admission, they are required to graduate with the FMD degree. Taking the courses prior to transferring to CSULB will help students complete their degree sooner. Please note that not all community colleges offer courses that are equivalent.
    • FMD 154 or FMD 252
    • FMD 155
  • ​Transfer students typically graduate in 2.5-3 years if they come in without the courses listed above.

Health Care Administration (HCA) Transfers

  • Prospective HCA students are recommended to complete the following courses prior to transferring to CSULB. Although these courses are not required for admission, they are required to graduate with the HCA degree. Taking the courses prior to transferring to CSULB will help students complete their degree sooner. Please note that not all community colleges offer courses that are equivalent.
    • HSC 150 or a course titled "Medical Terminology"
  • Please note that the HCA program requires 240 hours of internships in your final year (2 semesters.) Previous experience or current jobs will not cover the required hours.

Health Science (HSC) Transfers

  • Prospective HSC students are recommended to complete the following courses prior to transferring to CSULB. Although these courses are not required for admission, they are required to graduate with the HSC degree. Taking the courses prior to transferring to CSULB will help students complete their degree sooner. Please note that not all community colleges offer courses that are equivalent.
    • HSC 210
    • CHEM 100 or CHEM 111A
  • HSC has two different options: Community Health Education and School Health Education. If you are unsure which option you want to apply to, please visit the HSC website for information on the options.

Hospitality Management (HM) Transfers

  • Prospective HM students are recommended to complete the following courses prior to transferring to CSULB. Although these courses are not required for admission, they are required to graduate with the HM degree. Taking the courses prior to transferring to CSULB will help students complete their degree sooner. Please note that not all community colleges offer courses that are equivalent.
    • ACCT 201 and ECON 101 - One course is required for admission, but both courses are required to earn the HM degree.
    • HM 170
    • HM 173
    • HM 176
    • HM 274
    • HM 276
    • HM 277
    • HM 278
    • NUTR 132
  • ​Transfer students typically graduate in 2.5-3 years if they come in with only the minimum requirements for admission.

Kinesiology (KIN) Transfers

  • Each Kinesiology option has different admissions requirements. You must apply to the option you want to pursue when you apply to CSULB. Switching between options is not allowed unless you already have the admissions requirements for the new option completed at the time of admission to CSULB. You cannot complete the admission requirements after being admitted to CSULB and then switch options.
  • Kinesiology option in Sport Psychology & Leadership is the KIN program at CSULB for students pursing the Associate's Degree for Transfer (ADT) in Kinesiology. 
    • Students pursuing an ADT in KIN at their community college are recommended to still complete all the courses listed under the Major Specific Requirements for Transfer for KIN. Students who come in without all the courses completed may not be able to graduate in 2 years due to course sequencing. 
  • Kinesiology option in Physical Education-Teacher Education is for students who want to teach. If you do not want to teach, do not apply to this option!

Nursing - Basic Transfers

  • The Basic program is a 5-semester program designed for students who have not earned their Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN).
  • The Basic program requires a supplemental application in addition to CSU Apply.
    • Please visit the School of Nursing website for more information about the admissions process.

Nursing - Registered Nurse (ADN/RN-to-BSN) Transfers

  • The RN-to-BSN program is designed specifically for students who graduated from an accredited Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program and hold a current California Registered Nurse (RN) license or are eligible for a license. 
  • Do not apply to this program if you do not have an ADN! Students who apply by mistake must unenroll from CSULB and apply in the next application cycle for the Nursing - Basic program.
  • The RN-to-BSN program requires a supplemental application in addition to CSU Apply.
    • Please visit the School of Nursing website for more information about the admissions process.

Recreation (REC) Transfers

  • Prospective REC students are recommended to complete the "Additional Recommended Preparation for Transfer Applicants." Although these courses are not required for admission, they are required to graduate with the REC degree. Taking the courses prior to transferring to CSULB will help students complete their degree sooner. Please note that not all community colleges offer courses that are equivalent.
    • REC 141
    • REC 225
  • Transfer students typically graduate in 2.5 - 3 years if they come in without REC 141 or REC 225.
  • Once admitted to CSULB, REC students are required to choose and complete one concentration. Information about the various areas can be found on the Recreation website.
    • Concentration Options:
      • Community Recreation
      • Outdoor Recreation & Adventure Leadership
      • Campus Recreation & Student Services
      • Tourism Management

Recreation Therapy (RT) Transfers

  • Prospective RT students are recommended to complete the "Additional Recommended Preparation for Transfer Applicants." Although these courses are not required for admission, they are required to graduate with the RT degree. Taking the courses prior to transferring to CSULB will help students complete their degree earlier.
    • BIOL 207 & 208 or a course titled "Anatomy & Physiology"
    • REC 141 - Please note there are not equivalent courses for this at all Community Colleges. If your school does have an equivalent, we recommend you take the course.
    • REC 225 - Please note there are not equivalent courses for this at all Community Colleges. If your school does have an equivalent, we recommend you take the course.
  • Transfer students typically graduate in 2.5 - 3 years if they come in without REC 141 or REC 225.

Social Work (SW) Transfers

  • Transfer students are not admitted to CSULB for SW in spring semesters. Admission is only available for SW in fall semesters. 
  • The SW program requires a supplemental application in addition to CSU Apply.
    • Please visit the Social Work website for more information about the admissions process.
    • Information Sessions are available through the School of Social Work.
  • It is recommended that students complete an "Abrnormal Psychology" course at their community college. This is not required for admissions, but it is a graduation requirement for the Social Work program.
  • Information on program schedule and field experience requirements.

Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Transfers

  • Transfer students are not admitted to CSULB for SLP in spring semesters. Admission is only available for SLP in fall semesters. 
  • The SLP program is a 2.5 year program for a transfer due to the course sequencing and offerings in the major. There are no options to graduate in 2 years with this major. SLP courses are not offered in summer/winter sessions.
  • Students do not have to major in Speech-Language Pathology at your community college in order to transfer to our program.
  • Students are required to take any GE Physical Science (B1), any GE Life Science (B2), any GE Social Science (D3), and Statistics (CSULB Courses: HDEV 190, PSY 110, SOC 170, STAT 108, or STAT 118) for admissions. We recommend the following courses in order to meet the American Speech-Language-Hearing Assocation (ASHA) requirements for SLP certification.
    • GE Physical Science - Chemistry or Physics (CSULB Courses: CHEM 100 or PHYS 100B)
    • GE Life Science - Human Biology (CSULB Courses: BIOL 200 or 205)
    • GE Social Science - Anthropolgy, Psychology, or Sociology (CSULB Courses: ANTH 120, PSY 100, or SOC 100)

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