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Admissions to CSULB

Additional Admissions Information

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Immigration Requirements for Licensure

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-193), also known as the Welfare Reform Act, includes provisions to eliminate eligibility for federal and state public benefits for certain categories of lawful immigrants as well as benefits for all illegal immigrants.

Students who will require a professional or commercial license provided by a local, state, or federal government agency in order to engage in an occupation for which the CSU may be training them must meet the immigration requirements of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act to achieve licensure. Information concerning these requirements is available from Academic Affairs, (562) 985-4128.

Immunization Requirements

Students enrolled in a California school for the seventh grade or higher on or after July 1, 1999 will have satisfied the requirements for Hepatitis B and for Measles/Rubella. Entering CSULB students who have not satisfied these requirements must comply with the following requirements. These are not admission requirements, but students who do not satisfy them will not be permitted to enroll in the California State University. Failure to comply will result in a “hold” on future registration.

  • Measles and Rubella Immunization: All new and readmitted students born after January 1, 1957 must provide proof of full immunization against measles and rubella prior to enrollment.
  • Hepatitis B Immunization: All first time enrollees 18 years of age or younger at the start of their first term at CSULB must provide proof of full immunization against Hepatitis B before enrolling. Full immunization against Hepatitis B consists of three timed doses of vaccine over a minimum 4 to 6 months period.
  • Meningococcal Disease Information: Each incoming freshman who will be residing in on-campus housing will be required to return a form to housing indicating that they have received information about meningococcal disease and the availability of the vaccine.

References: CSU Executive Order No. 803 Immunization Requirements / California Assembly Bill 1107.

Measles/Rubella & Hepatitis B clearance is obtained by presenting to Student Health Services 1) a medical immunization record showing dates of shots given, or 2) a record of blood tests showing immunity, or 3) receiving immunization(s). or 4) making a request for medical or personal religious exemption. Students may receive the immunizations from their health care provider, HMO, or Public Health Department at low, or no cost. Immunizations may also be obtained at Student Health Services with no charge for Measles and Rubella and at Student Health Services cost for each Hepatitis B injection (series of 3). Acceptable proof may be by records from high school, private health care providers, and local health departments. For more information call (562) 985-4771, or visit the website. Other useful vaccine information is available through the United States Centers for Disease Control National Immunization Program.

Student Selection and Denial

The University reserves the right to select its students and deny admission to the University or any of its programs as the University, in its sole discretion, determines appropriate based on an applicant’s suitability and the best interests of the University.