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California State University, Long Beach


Denials of admission are made only after an extensive review of academic qualifications and weighing those qualifications against the competitive nature of our applicant pool; therefore these decisions are rarely overturned and are considered only for extraordinary reasons beyond the control of the applicant.

Appeals must be submitted in writing within 15 days of the date on the denial notification and must include a basis for the appeal, and supporting documentation. We will notify you by email within 4 to 6 weeks, of our response to your appeal request. Only one appeal may be submitted for an academic term so the packet must be clear and compelling when submitted. The appeal process is only available to Freshmen and Transfer Undergraduate students.

All appeals must be submitted to:

California State University, Long Beach
ATTN: Freshmen or Transfer (only indicate one) Appeals Committee
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA. 90840-0106

Students appealing a residency decision should contact the Residency Specialist at

Students who have applied through the Disabled Students Special Admission Process should contact Disabled Student Services at 562.985.4430