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California State University, Long Beach

Terms of Transfer Admission Offers

Confirming Admission Eligibility

Transfer admission offers are normally based on self-reported information provided in the Supplemental Application for Transfer Applicants. Those who are offered admission will need to submit official documents, including transcripts from all schools attended, in order to verify the information reported. This will also allow us to begin the official evaluation process of all transfer credit in preparation for advising at orientation.

The admission offer letter includes a detailed list of the documents required. All documents must be submitted within 30 days of the admission offer. Admitted students can also review the list and check to see if documents have been received by accessing their MyCSULB account and viewing their “To Do List.”

Once all documents are received, we will verify that the student reported accurately and if so send a notice confirming admission eligibility. Admission decisions will be withdrawn for students who do not submit the required documents, or who misreported or are not on track for meeting the terms of the admission offer. Admitted students must continue to satisfactorily complete any courses remaining in-progress. The admission offer will remain “provisional” until remaining requirements are met.

What is Provisional Admission?

Transfer applicants are almost always admitted provisionally as the admission offer is normally made while admission requirements are still in progress. The admission notification will indicate whether the offer is provisional or whether all admission requirements have already been fully satisfied.

Admission offers are provisional until the following requirements are met. These requirements must be completed by the end of the preceding Spring semester for Fall admission or the preceding Summer semester for Spring admission.

  • Complete at least 60 transferable semester units or 90 transferable quarter units.
  • Complete with a grade of "C" or better the CSU GE requirements in Written Communication, Oral Communication, Critical Thinking and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning.
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA in any semesters in progress.
  • Complete major-specific preparation courses with a “C” or better as planned based on information submitted on the Supplemental Application for Transfer Applicants.
  • Complete the Transfer Associates Degree as planned if admission was based on pursuit of this degree program.

Failure to meet these conditions will result in the rescinding of the admission offer which will prevent enrollment. If enrollment is desired in the future, a new application must be submitted for that term and applicants must meet all of the admission requirements in effect at that time.

How will I know if I have met all of the Admission Requirements?

Updated transcripts must be submitted no later than the following deadline:

  • Fall Admission: No later than July 15 and must include spring grades
  • Spring Admission: No later than February 1 and must include fall grades

After receipt of the required transcripts, the admission decision will be audited to ensure all conditions have been met. An email will be sent with the results of the review either confirming the admission offer or notification that the offer of admission has been rescinded.

Students are allowed to attend orientation (SOAR) and register for classes prior to the auditing of their admission decision. Some students may be required to self-report their grades at check-in to insure they are on track for completion of the admission requirements. If the admission offer is rescinded after orientation, the classes will be administratively dropped.

Are there any other Requirements?

There are other important steps to take and deadlines to meet before you can enroll in classes. Please see Steps to the Beach for Newly Admitted Transfers for details.