High School Students

Admission Requirements

First-Time, First-Year applicants must meet minimum CSULB eligibility requirements to be considered. Applicants must apply between October 1 - November 30 for the following Fall semester. Students may only be considered for one application per academic year.  You can also visit First-Time, First-Year Student Admission Eligibility for more information.

Planning for College

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


To complete an application, First-Time, First-Year students must apply online at Cal State Apply during the application filing period.

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, but eligible individuals can apply for a fee waiver via the Cal State Apply application.