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California State University, Long Beach

Steps to the Beach!

Once you have received your official offer of admission, there are important steps you will need to take prior to enrolling in classes at CSULB.

Action/Event Fall Deadline Spring Deadline
1. Confirm your Admission Eligibility Immediately Immediately
2. Review campus cost and Financial Aid options Immediately Immediately
3. Accept your Admission Offer and Submit the Enrollment Deposit June 1 December 1
4. Satisfy the terms of your admission offer and submit final transcripts July 15 February 3
5. Register for the GPE. Transfer students must take the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement Placement Exam (GPE) no later than their first semester at CSULB. We strongly encourage you to take the exam one month prior to attending SOAR orientation. This will assure that you are placed in the correct sequence of classes when you register during SOAR orientation. Prior to SOAR Prior to SOAR
6. Attend Orientation - Register for Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR). Registration Begins in April Registration Begins in December
7. Apply for Housing Immediately Immediately

CSULB is a safe, inclusive and healthy space for all students.

  • CSULB is now a tobacco and smoke free campus. To learn more about this campus policy visit the Breathe website.
  • CSULB students who identify themselves by a different first name other than their legal first name can request to establish a "preferred first name." Visit our "preferred first name" website for more information.

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