High School Students

Admission Requirements

Admission to CSULB is highly competitive. First-time, first-year applicants must meet minimum CSULB eligibility requirements to be considered. Students may only be considered for one application per academic year.  Applicants must apply between October 1 - November 30 for the following Fall semester.  For more information, refer to the First-Time, First-Year Student Admission Eligibility.

CSULB Highlights Presentations

High school students are welcome to join our virtual CSULB Highlights Presentation. These presentations are open to prospective students who have questions about CSULB admission processes, student-support services and resources.

CSULB Highlights Presentations: Register

Planning for College

Begin researching college and university admission requirements by reviewing the following documents. They provide basic information on how to become the most eligible applicant.

Prepare

Apply

In order to be considered for admission, prospective students must apply online at calstate.edu/apply during the application filing period, October 1 - November 30 for the following Fall semester. 

Here are tips regarding your application:

  • Keep a copy of your high school transcript for your own reference. It will be helpful when filling out applications.
  • Print out a copy of your application and confirmation. This is your receipt that Cal State Apply has received your application.
  • The application filing fee is $70.00. Eligible individuals can apply for a fee waiver via the Cal State Apply application.