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Application Filing Periods

Terms in Application First Accepted Initial Filing Period
Summer February 1 February 1 - 28
Fall October 1 Oct 1 - Nov 30
Winter June 1 June 1 - 30
Spring August 1 Aug 1 - 31

Filing Period Duration

Each non-impacted campus accepts applications until capacities are reached. Many campuses limit undergraduate admission in an enrollment category due to overall enrollment limits. Students applying after the initial filing period should consult the campus admissions office for current information. Similar information is conveniently available at

Application Acknowledgment

On-time applicants may expect to receive an acknowledgment within two to four weeks after filing the application. The notice may also include a request that applicants submit additional records necessary to evaluate academic qualifications. An offer of admission is not transferable to another term or to another campus.

Undergraduate Requirement Deadlines

Prior to matriculation (official registration as a CSULB-admitted student), students must complete, by published deadlines, admission requirements — including subject requirements, unit minimums, grade-point averages, final transcript and testing requirements. Refer to the Enrollment Services web site ( for current requirements.

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