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Using MyCSULB Admissions

This section of the website is for newly admitted students. Refer to the instructions below to learn how to navigate your MyCSULB Student Center. Once you login to the Single-Sign On Portal, you will be able to view test scores, accept your admission offer, and pay your enrollment deposit, among other items.

 

Admission Inquiry

Step 1: Select the “Admissions Inquiry” link in the Admissions section of the Student Center to view your admission information for the most recent application term(s).

Screen shot of Admissions section of MyCSULB

Step 2: Review the Admission Application Information. If you have more than one active application on file, select the term you would like to view.

Screen shot of Admissions Application Information

Step 3: The blue hyperlinks located at the bottom of the screen will connect you to other areas of your Student Center in MyCSULB.

  • The “To Do List” link connects you to a “To Do List” page that indicates if you have any documents (i.e., official transcripts) that need to be submitted to the University.

  • The “Holds” link connects you to the “Your Holds” page where you can select the hyperlink for each of the Hold(s) and view detailed information about the specific hold(s), including who to contact and instructions for removing the hold(s).

  • The "Accept/Decline Admission" link will take you to the page where you can choose to accept or decline admission to CSULB. (Note: This link will not be displayed after you have accepted or declined admission.)

  • The "Test Summary" link takes you to a page that displays the results for all standardized tests that the University has on file for you.

View Test Scores

You have the ability to view test scores recorded on your CSULB record in your MyCSULB Student Center.  Some of the Test Scores you may see are: SAT, ACT, AP, IB, WPE, GRE, GMAT, and TOEFL.

Step 1: Select the “View Test Scores” link in the Admissions section of the Student Center to view your test scores.

Screen shot View Test Scores option in Admissions section of Student Center

Step 2: You have the option of sorting the test scores listed by any of the column headers, such as Test ID, Description, Score, Test Date, Data Source, or Date Loaded.

Screen shot of Academic Test Summary results

  • Test ID – Indicates the type of test reported.

  • Description – Indicates the component of the reported test.

  • Score – Indicates the individual’s score for the test or component of the test taken.

  • Test Date – Indicates the date that the test was taken.

  • Data Source – Indicates the source that provided CSULB with the test results.

    Note: “SLF” stands for “self-reported” and indicates that the results were reported by the student, and therefore, are unofficial until an official testing source validates the test results.

  • Date Loaded –Indicates the date that the test scores were entered into the system.

Accept/Decline Admission Offer

Step 1: Select the “Accept/Decline” link in the Admissions section of the Student Center or select the “Accept/Decline” link from the My Applications display box.

Screenshot of Admission section with Accept/Decline link activated

Step 2: Review your admission offer. Select the “Next” button to proceed to accept or decline admission for the term of your application. If you do not wish to make a decision at this time, select the “Exit” button. 

Screenshot of Admission Offer page with Next button selected

Step 3: Follow the on-screen instructions to indicate your admission decision for the term of your application. Select the “Accept” button if you have decided to attend CSULB. Select the “Decline” button if you have decided not to attend CSULB.

Screenshot of Decision page with Accept button selected

Note: If you have chosen to accept your admission, the system will determine whether you are required to pay the nonrefundable Enrollment Deposit of $150.00. If it is not required or if you qualify for a waiver, the system will notify you and allow you to proceed with confirming your acceptance. If you are required to pay the Enrollment Deposit, the system will give you the option to pay online or give you instructions on how to submit your Admitted Student Reply and Enrollment Deposit via mail. If you do not wish to make a decision at this time, select the “Exit” button.

Step 4: To continue to accept your admission and pay the nonrefundable Enrollment Deposit online via a credit card or e-check, select the “Pay Online Now” button.

Screenshot of Enrollment Deposit page with Pay Online Now button selected

Step 5: Select the “Confirm Accept” button. If you do not wish to make a decision at this time, select the “Exit” button.

Screenshot of Confirm Accept page with Confirm Accept button selected

Step 6: If you wish to proceed with paying the nonrefundable $150.00 Enrollment Deposit, select the “Make a Payment” button. Select the “Cancel Payment” button if you do not want to proceed with the payment transaction at this time.

Screenshot of Payment Options page

Step 7: You will be redirected to the CSULB payment website (CASHNet) to pay the nonrefundable $150.00 Enrollment Deposit.

Screenshot of Payment Method page with options

Step 8: Choose your method of payment. If you are paying by electronic check, enter your account information in the corresponding fields. When you have finished entering your payment information, select the "Continue" button.

Screenshot of e-check payment page

Step 9: If you are paying by credit card, enter your credit card details in the corresponding fields. When you have finished entering your payment information, select the "Continue" button.

Screenshot of credit card payment page

Step 10: Once the transaction is approved, “Thank you for your payment” with the remaining balance on your account will appear. You will also have a “Payment Receipt” number, which will be sent to your email address.

Screenshot of Thank You For Your Payment page

Step 11: Select the “Return to MyCSULB” button and close the CSULB payment website (CASHNet) window. Select the “Next” button.

Screenshot of Process Payment page with Next button selected

Step 12: You will receive a confirmation message indicating that you have successfully accepted your admission to the University and paid your nonrefundable Enrollment Deposit.

Screenshot of You Have Accepted Admission page

If your circumstances have changed and you would like to decline your admission offer after having already accepted the offer, please visit the Cancel Admission page. Please note, the Enrollment Deposit is nonrefundable, so if you request to cancel your admission once you have paid the Enrollment Deposit, it cannot be refunded.

SOAR Orientation Sign-Up

As a new student, you’re required to attend Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration, otherwise known as SOAR. Follow the instructions below to sign up.

Before you can sign up for SOAR, make sure you have officially accepted your offer of admission. If you still need to complete this step, go to the “Accept/Decline” option in the Admissions section in your MyCSULB Student Center.

How to Sign Up for SOAR Video Tutorial


Step 1: Select the “SOAR Sign-Up” link in the Admissions section of MyCSULB Student Center.

Screenshot of SOAR Sign-Up link selected in the Admissions section

Step 2: The following screen will provide information about the SOAR Sign-Up process. If you are ready to sign up for SOAR, select the “Next” button. If you are not ready to sign up for SOAR at this time, select the “Exit” button.

Screenshot of SOAR Sign-Up page in MyCSULB Student Center

Note: If you need more information, select “Help: Need more information?” to visit the SOAR website. This will open in a new browser window.

Step 3: Choose the workshop dates that you wish to attend by selecting the “Select” button in the appropriate row. Please keep in mind that SOAR is a two-day experience where one day is your Orientation workshop and the second day is your Advising and Registration workshop. Be sure to pay special attention to both dates listed for each workshop, including the location for each. If a location is not listed, you will receive an email from your advising center with additional information.

Screenshot of SOAR Workshop Selection page

Note: Select “Fee Information” for an explanation of SOAR fees. Select “Help: Need more information?” visit the SOAR website.

Step 4: Carefully review your workshop selections. Select the “Confirm Sign-Up” button to continue. If you would like to select different SOAR workshops, select the “Previous Page” button.

Once you select “Confirm Sign-Up,” you cannot change your SOAR workshop dates. SOAR workshop date changes will only be considered due to extenuating circumstances.

Screenshot of workshop selection confirmation page

Step 5: You may choose to pay the SOAR fee online by selecting the “Pay Online Now” button. You will need to have your payment information readily available for the transaction. For instructions on how to pay your SOAR reservation by mail, select the “Pay By Mail” button. 

Note: Your SOAR reservation is not confirmed until payment has been received.

Screenshot of SOAR Workshop Reservation page with Pay Online Now selected

Step 6: Select the “Make a Payment” button on the following screen if you are ready to pay for your SOAR reservation.

Screenshot of Payment Options page with Make a Payment button selected

Step 7: Select “Make a Payment.” Then, choose “Payment - SOAR Workshop” in the “Available Items” list.

Screenshot of Make a Payment page with "Payment - SOAR Workshop" option

Step 8: Once selected, a window will open to the right of the screen. Select “Add to payment.”

Screenshot of Item Details window with Add to Payment button

Step 9: Once you select “Add to payment”, select the “Continue” button.

Screenshot of "Payment - SOAR Workshop" option selected and Continue button

Step 10: Choose your method of payment and select the “Continue” button.

Screenshot of Payment method window with options

Step 11: If you are paying by electronic check, enter your checking account information in the corresponding fields. When you have finished entering your payment information, select the “Continue” button. If you need to go back to change the payment type, select “Change” next to the payment method.

Screenshot of E-Check Payment Option form

Step 12: If you are paying by credit card, enter your card information in the corresponding fields. When you have finished entering your payment information, select the “Continue” button.

Screenshot of credit card payment option form

Step 13: Confirm the information that you entered is correct and select the “Pay $62” button.

Step 14: Once the transaction is approved, the remaining balance on your account will appear. You will also have a “Payment Receipt” number, which will be sent to the email address you provided.

Screenshot of Payment Success Confirmation

Step 15: Select the “Go to Overview” button to return to your payment portal. Return to your open MyCSULB window and select the “Next” button.

Step 16: Review your confirmed SOAR workshop reservation at any time by selecting the “SOAR Sign-Up” link in the Admissions section of MyCSULB Student Center.

Screenshot of SOAR Sign-Up Confirmation Page in MyCSULB Student Center

Early Start Intent Declaration

Step 1: Click the “Early Start Program” link in the Academics section of the Student Center.

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Step 2: Review the messages on this page carefully as it describes your current status in becoming ready for both college-level Math and English.

Step 3: If participation in the Early Start Program is required, you must declare where you plan to complete this summer requirement. CSULB strongly recommends completion of this requirement on our campus. Select "California State University, Long Beach" from the 'School' drop down if you intend to complete this requirement on our campus. If that is not possible, this page provides a link to a detailed list of courses other campuses are offering which will satisfy the requirement. Use the options available in the 'School' drop down if you will be completing your requirement on another campus.

Screen shot of Early Start Program page with drop down options available to select School

Step 4: If Early Start is recommended, you may choose to “Opt Out” of completing the Early Start Program for either Math or English. To “Opt Out”, please select the “Opt Out” option. However, if you are required to complete Early Start, you may only Opt Out of either Math or English, but not both.

Step 5: Review the message in the Financial Aid Information box to see if you qualify for a waiver of the Early Start Program fees.  Information on program costs can be found by selecting the link to the English Early Start or Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Early Start Program page.

Step 6: Once your selections have been made, select the “Confirm Early Start Selection(s)” button to proceed.

Screenshot of Early Start Program page, pointing to Confirm Early Start Selection(s) button

Step 7: Confirm that the correct school(s) are listed and select the “Confirm Early Start Selection(s)” button.

Screenshot Early Start Program - Confirm Selections page

Step 8: Save a copy of the Confirmation page for your records.

Step 9: Click “Return to Early Start Program page” when you are finished.

Screenshot Early Start Program - Final Confirmation of Participation selection

Additional information regarding the Early Start program can be found at:

CSU Early Start Program

Enrolling in Early Start Classes 

Once you have confirmed your Early Start Selection(s) and have been matriculated to the university, you can enroll in your Early Start course(s).

Step 1: Click 'Enroll in Early Start' at the bottom of the Early Start Program page.

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Note: You will receive a pop-up message regarding your eligibility for the Financial Aid fee waiver for the Early Start program, similar to the one below:

Screen shot of Early Start Fee Notice

Step 2: Select the "Search" button below the 'Class Search' option.

Screen shot highlighting the Search button in the student's Shopping Cart and Class Schedule

Step 3: Based on the information on your Early Start Program page regarding your placement, select the applicable Course Subject.

Screen shot Class Search, displaying Course Subject drop down and Early Start subject list

Step 4: Select the “Select” button next to the class section that meets your date and time requirement.  You can select the section link for more detailed information on the class.

Screen shot of Class Search results

Step 5: Once you have selected your class, the Enrollment Preferences page will display.  Select the “Next” button to proceed.

Screen shot of Class Search Results Enrollment Preferences page

Step 6: Once the selected class has been added to your shopping cart, select the "Proceed to Step 2 of 3" button.

Screen shot indicating class added to Shopping Cart and Proceed to Step 2 of 3 button

Step 7: Confirm the classes you wish to add and select the "Finish Enrolling" button.

Screen shot of Confirm Classes page and Finish Enrolling button

Step 8: The system will display the status of each enrollment request. Be sure to review the error and/or messages.

Screen shot of Enrollment Request Status message

Step 9: Confirm your Schedule by selecting on "My Class Schedule".

You can view your current schedule and status. You can also see the day and time, room, date, and instructor information for all your requested classes.

Screen shot of page displaying My Class Schedule

Step 10: If you do not qualify for the Early Start Fee Waiver, you will receive the following message when attempting to enroll in Early Start.

Screenshot of an Early Start fee waiver message

To pay your fees, select the "Make a Payment" link below the "Finances" section of the Student Center.

Screenshot of the Finances section on the Student Center with an arrow pointing to Make a Payment link

The E-Check option allows you to pay your balance by withdrawing funds from your checking or savings account. Your bank routing and account numbers will be needed to complete the transaction. The E-Check option does not charge a service charge. The second option is "Pay By Credit Card." Smart Pay accepts MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Visa, and JCB.

Screen shot of the Payment Options page


Dropping a Class (Optional)

From the Drop subtab, you can drop a class from your schedule.

Screenshot of the Enroll tab in Student Center, with an arrow pointing to the Drop subtab

Step 1: Check the box next to the class(es) you wish to drop, then select the "Drop Selected Classes" button.

Screen shot of the Drop Classes page

Step 2: Confirm the class(es) you wish to drop and select the "Finish Dropping" button.

Screen shot of the Drop Classes confirmation page

Step 3: The View Results page will indicate if the change has been made, and show any errors or messages.

Screen shot of the Drop Classes confirmation page