Browse by topic below, each form includes descriptions and instructions regarding why you should use that form, where and how to submit the form. These forms are available to download and print using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Note: We recommend downloading the form you need to your device (laptop/desktop computer or phone) in order to fill out the form electronically and submit it to the appropriate department.
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|Admitted Student Reply Form||Once you receive your official acceptance from CSULB, you will need to submit your non-refundable enrollment deposit. Most common way to do this is through your MyCSULB Student Center. If you cannot do so, please use the form attached and submit with payment.||Admitted Student Reply Form (PDF)|
|California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request||Students who do not meet the requirements for California resident status but may qualify for the AB540/AB2000 nonresident tuition fee waiver should submit this form to the Residence Specialist. Eligibility criteria is included in the PDF.||California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request (PDF)|
|CSU Residence Questionnaire||Students should submit this form to the Residence Specialist in order to correct reported residency information or request a residence reclassification to California resident status.||CSU Residence Questionaire (PDF)|
Financial Aid Forms
|Dependency Override Appeal||You should complete this form if you are currently considered a dependent student for financial aid purposes, but believe you have exceptional circumstances which warrant a review of your dependency status.||Dependency Override Appeal (PDF)|
|2018-2019 Request for Income Review||If you, or your family’s, financial situation has significantly changed from 2016 (which is used on your aid application), you may request a re-evaluation of your aid eligibility using more current income information. Complete this form and attach a personal statement detailing the change in income & circumstances to initiate the review.||2018 - 2019 Income Review (PDF)|
|2018-2019 Parent PLUS Loan Request||Complete this form to have your eligibility for the Parent PLUS Loan reviewed. The Parent PLUS Loan is a credit-based federal loan that the parent of a dependent undergraduate or credential student can use to help pay for education expenses not covered by other the student’s other financial aid.||Available July 1, 2018|
|2018-2019 Graduate PLUS Loan Request||Complete this form to have your eligibility for the Graduate PLUS Loan reviewed. The Graduate PLUS Loan is a credit-based federal loan that Graduate Students (Master’s & Doctoral) can use to help pay for education expenses not covered by other financial aid.||Available July 1, 2018|
|Study Abroad Financial Aid (CSU Programs)||Complete this form if you are receiving financial aid and will be studying abroad through a CSU Program (IP, Direct Exchange, Florence/London Semester).||Study Abroad Finanical Aid (CSU Programs) PDF|
|Study Abroad Financial Aid (Non-CSU Programs)||Complete this form if you are receiving financial aid and will be studying abroad through an independent Study Abroad provider.||Study Abroad Finanical Aid (Non CSU Programs) PDF|
2017 -2018 Aid Year Forms
SAP Appeal Forms
|Summer Aid Application – Undergraduate & Credential||Undergraduate & Credential Students who plan to enroll at CSULB for Summer 2018 and would like their summer aid eligibility evaluated should complete this form (includes eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Student Loans, and the Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan).|
|Summer Aid Application – Graduate||Graduate Students (Master’s or Doctoral Degree) who plan to enroll at CSULB for Summer 2018 and would like their summer aid eligibility evaluated should complete this form (includes eligibility for the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan).|
|Summer Private Loan Request||This form should be completed by those students who plan to enroll at CSULB for Summer 2018, and who have applied for a private loan to cover their summer costs.|
|Concurrent/Visitor Enrollment Form||This application is to be used by California State University Students who wish to enroll concurrently or as a visitor at another CSU campus. For CSULB Students, visit Supplemental Credit for CSULB Students website for more information. For Non-CSULB students, please review the Visitors/Concurrent website for more information.||Concurrent/Visitor Enrollment Form (PDF)|
|Cross Enrollment Form (UC & Community College)||This form is used by California residents currently enrolled at CSULB, who wish to enroll in one undergraduate course per academic term at a participating University of California campus or California Community College. Visit Supplemental Credit for Current CSULB Students for more information.||Cross Enrollment Form (PDF)|
|Contact Information Change Request||Current CSULB students can change their contact information through their MyCSULB Student Center. This form should only be used by former students/alumni who need to update their contact information.||Contact Information Change Request Form (PDF)|
|Educational Leave Form||Any registered student, undergraduate or graduate, in good academic standing may request an Educational Leave. Students requesting an Educational Leave must complete an Educational Leave Form, in advance, including an explanation of their reasons for seeking the leave and a statement of when they intend to resume academic work. An educational leave is a minimum of one semester or a maximum of two semesters. For more information, please visit CSULB's Educational Leave.||Educational Leave Form (PDF)|
|Exception to Academic Policy for Undergraduate Limit||This form is used in circumstances where you need to repeat a course more than once and/or repeat a course for audit purposes. This is an exception to the academic policy on undergraduate limits. You may not enroll in or receive unit credit for a course for which you have already received a grade of A,B, C or CR, including a university-level course taken at a high school or another college or university.||Exception to Academic Policy for Undergraduate Limit Form (PDF)|
|Grade Option Form||This form is used for purposes of changing the grade option for a class you are currently enrolled in. You have the option of auditing a class, changing the grade option from credit to no credit. In order to use this form, you must already be enrolled in the class. This form is only valid for use until the last day to enroll in the term. If you are not enrolled in the class for which you are attempting to change the grade option, you must also submit a Late Registration form to add the class along with this form. Visit Understanding Grades and Grading for more information.||Grade Option Form (PDF)|
|Late Registration Form||Once self-service registration ends for the semester (after the 2nd week of classes), students must add courses in person at Enrollment Services (BH-101) using this form.||Late Registration Form (PDF)|
|Legal Name Change Request Form||In order for Enrollment Services to change your name or a name correction on legal documents, you must fill out this form along with the appropriate documentation requested. This form is only used by current and former students.||Legal Name Change Form (PDF)|
|Military Leave Form||A military leave is granted to students who serve in the Armed Forces of the United States. Provisions for granted leave from the university is found within the form. Please contact the CSULB Veteran Services office for more information.||Military Leave Form (PDF)|
|Petition for Exception to Academic Policy||This form is commonly used to petition for the following items: Exception to Undergraduate Limit Repetition of Courses (28 units)*, Exception to Undergraduate Limit Course Withdrawal (18 units)*, Academic Renewal*, General Education Course Substitution/Waiver and Graduation Requirements. It is recommended to attach documents along with this form so that the committee fully understands the reasoning behind the petition. *Some petitions may require a non-refundable $10 late processing fee. Payment of the fee is not a guarantee that the request will be granted.||Petition for Exception to Academic Policy Form (PDF)|
|Petition for Exception to Maximum Unit Load (Fall/Spring)||Please use this form to petition to exceed the maximum unit load of 18 units for the Fall/Spring terms. An exception to the unit limit will be granted only if there is both demonstrated need for the overload (usually to avoid undue delay in graduation or required by major department) and demonstrated ability to succeed in a heavy load. A minimum 3.0 GPA is usually required.||Petition for Exception to Maximum Unit Load (Fall/Spring) Form (PDF)|
|Petition for Exception to Maximum Unit Load (Summer)||Please use this form to petition to exceed the maximum unit load of (7 units in a six week session or 10 units in overlapping sessions totaling 9 weeks) for the summer session. Exceptions to these limits will be granted only if there is both demonstrated need for the overload (usually to allow graduation by the end of summer) and demonstrated ability to succeed in a heavy load. Usually a minimum 3.0 GPA is required.||Petition for Exception to Maximum Unit Load (Summer) Form (PDF)|
|Petition for Exception to Maximum Unit Load (Winter)||Please use this form to petition to exceed the maximum unit load for Winter (4 units). An exception to the unit limit will be granted only if there is both demonstrated need for the overload (usually to avoid undue delay in graduation or required by major department) and demonstrated ability to succeed in a heavy load. A minimum 3.0 GPA is usually required.||Petition for Exception to Maximum Unit Load (Winter) Form (PDF)|
|Reinstatement Petition||Please use this form if you are a disqualified student, who has been out of attendance for at least one fall or one spring semester. To be considered for reinstatement, a disqualified student must meet the requirements for reinstatement. Please see Academic Standing and Appeals for more information.||Reinstatement Petition Form (PDF)|
|Request for Evaluation of Course Work from Another Institution||CSULB students who wish to attend another school to earn credit while currently enrolled at CSULB should use this form prior to enrolling elsewhere. Please review Supplemental Credit for CSULB Students for additional information.||Request for Evaluation of Course Work from Another Institution (PDF)|
|Transcript Request Form||Current students can order transcripts or enrollment verifications through their MyCSULB Student Center. This form is used by former students (attended 1988 to present only). For more information on transcripts requests for former students, please visit Transcripts Former/Alumni.||Transcript Request Form (PDF)|
Please read and review the Dropping and Withdrawing website for detailed information prior to submitting any dropping/withdrawal forms.
|Petition to Withdraw - After First Two Weeks and Prior to Final Three Weeks||Petition to withdraw from class(es) after the first two weeks and prior to the final three weeks* of instruction. (*Prior to the last week of instruction for winter, may and summer sessions.)||Petition to Withdraw - After First Two Weeks and Prior to Final Three Weeks (PDF)|
|Petition to Withdraw - Final Three Weeks of Instruction||Petition to withdraw from classes in final three weeks* of instruction. (*Last week of instruction for winter, may and summer sessions)||Petition to Withdraw - Final Three Weeks of Instruction (PDF)|
|Catastrophic Withdrawal Request - Medical||A Catastrophic Withdrawal Request may be submitted in circumstances outside the student’s control in which serious illness or accident prevents the student from continuing classes, and Incompletes or other arrangements with the instructors are not possible. Catastrophic Withdrawal is intended to be considered on a case-by-case basis; it is not intended to be used more than once.||Catastrophic Withdrawal Request - Medical (PDF)|
|Catastrophic Withdrawal Request - Beyond Student's Control||A Catastrophic Withdrawal Request may be submitted in circumstances outside the student’s control in which a serious catastrophic personal life situation prevents the student from continuing classes and Incompletes or other arrangements with the instructors are not possible. Catastrophic Withdrawal is intended to be considered on a case-by-case basis; it is not intended to be used more than once.||Catastrophic Withdrawal Request - Beyond Student's Control (PDF)|
Graduation and Diploma Forms
|Application for Graduation - Special Considerations Only||Eligible students must apply for graduation online via your MyCSULB Student Center.
This form should only be used in the following circumstances:
- The deadline has passed for your graduation term.
- Filing a Timely Graduation Appeal.
- Unable to apply online for other reasons.
|Application for Graduation - Special Considerations Only (PDF)|
|Duplicate Diploma Order Form||Students who are getting ready to graduate must order their diploma through their MyCSULB Student Center, which is available for free. The duplicate diploma form should only be used by alumni who need an additional copy of their diploma. For detailed information, please visit the duplicate diploma website.||Duplicate Diploma Order Form (PDF)|
|Undergraduate Academic Requirements Report - Problem Resolution Worksheet||Please use this form for the following reasons:
- If you wish to drop one of your program objectives (2nd Major/Minor/Certificate).
- If a GE certification that you submitted from another college doesn't appear on your official university record.
- If you would like to follow another GE certification and believe you are qualified to do so.
- If your Academic Requirements Report and/or Degree Planner doesn't indicate GE credit for a transfer course.
- If a CSULB course is approved to be used in more than one GE area and would like to use it in another area than the one in which is currently reflected.
|Undergraduate Academic Requirements Report - Problem Resolution Worksheet (PDF)|
|Request to Change Graduation Term||This form is used to change your graduation term. You may or may not be required to submit a Timely Graduation Appeal with the request depending on your individual circumstance.||Request to Change Graduation Term (PDF)|
|Timely Graduation Appeal Guidelines||This form is used for students who must delay graduation and/or are requesting a change in academic objectives after establishing a graduation term must submit an appeal as well as the appropriate Application for Graduation-Special Considerations Only or Request to Change Graduation Term form.||Timely Graduation Appeal Guidelines (PDF)|
|Undergraduate Request for Reactivation of Graduation||This form is for students who previously filed for graduation, didn't maintain continuous attendance, and believe all degree requirements have been met. Continuous attendance is defined as attendance in a course at a California Community College, CSU, or UC campus for at least one unit of credit in at least one semester each calendar year. CSULB extension courses DO NOT count toward continuous attendance. Students may be required to resubmit transcripts from all other colleges/universities attended. Students who have been disqualified from the University and have not yet been reinstated are not eligible for reactivation. The student must be reinstated before filing reactivation. Please see Readmission and Former Students Degree Requirements for more information.||Undergraduate Request for Reactivation of Graduation (PDF)|