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Prospective Student Veterans

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How to get Started Checklist

Collect all the records required

Check if you meet the eligibility criteria

Transcript Evaluation Information

Check if CSULB is still accepting applications

Apply through Cal State Apply

Apply for the GI Bill Certificate of Eligibility

Track your application

 

Admitted to CSULB!!

Accepting Admission and Enrollment Deposit

Apply for Financial Aid or Scholarships

 

Attending CSULB!!

Attend SOAR

Academic Counselling

Attend the New Student Veterans Orientation

Register to get involved in VetNet!!

 

Collect all the records required

    • One student copy of all transcripts, records, and evaluation
    • One official copy of all transcripts, etc for the Admissions office
    • Have a separate copy from each institution (no compilations)
    • Have several copies of your DD 214
    • Have copies of your disability/medical paperwork (if applicable)
    • Have copies of college catalogues available (if possible)click here.
    • Have copies of any academic evaluations such as CLEP, DANTES, testing results, credentialing, SMART/AARTS, ACE, etc.

Transcript Evaluation Information

Enrollment Services follows the ACE recommendation on:

    • Basic Training or
    • Recruit Training
    • Executive Order 1036

Following is a summary of credit that would be granted based on the current military training program and ACE recommendations:

Military Branch

Area E credit

Elective Credit

Total Units

Army

3 2 5

Navy

2 0 2

Marine

3 5 8

Coast Guard

3 3 6

Air Force

3 1 4

For information regarding the transcript evaluation criteria click here.

Check if you meet the eligibility criteria

    • If you are a Freshman student click here.
    • If you are a Transfer student click here.
    • If you are a Graduate student click here.
    • Are your credits from another California school transferable? Click here to know.

Check if CSULB is still accepting applications

    • Click here to know the current application deadlines.
    • Click here to know about the late application policy for veterans coming from a combat tour.(Word Document 64KB)

Apply through Cal State Apply

    • Learn how to plan for and apply to the California State University through the Cal State Apply.
    • Unable to use the online application. Contact Help Center for help.

Apply for the GI Bill Certificate of Eligibility

Check the requirements for the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits. Click here.

Track your application

    • Do you have questions about your application?
    • Was your application received?
    • Is your application complete?

To find out click here.

Accepting Admission and Enrollment Deposit

Get information on how to accept admissions and pay the enrollment deposit before the deadline. Click here

Apply for Financial Aid or Scholarships

Attend SOAR

Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) is a comprehensive orientation workshop to help newly admitted students transition – both academically and socially – to California State University, Long Beach. All new undergraduate students are required to attend SOAR before registering for classes. For more information on SOAR click here.

Academic Counselling

If you are an Undergraduate make an appointment with the University Center for Undergraduate Advising to develop your academic plan. For more information click here.

Attend the New Student Veterans Orientation

    • Attend the VA new students orientation. Download a copy here (PPT 133KB).
    • Fill out and submit VA Educational Benefit application. Click here
    • Fill out VA Healthcare paperwork. Click here
    • Fill out student survey. Click here
    • Apply for work-study programs

Register to get involved in VetNet!!

Register for VetNet (Student Veteran Organization). Click here.

 

     

Important Message for Prospective Students

  • Before you get started review CSULB's admisson policies here.
  • Apply eleven months in advance unless you have recently returned from deployment in a theater of combat or released from a military hospital in the last six months in which case you can fill our late application form from the checklist . Review the application deadlines here.
  • If you have less than 60 units or fail to meet CSULB eligibility, we recommend transferring to one of the following local community colleges:
  • If transferring from one of the colleges mentioned above your GPA is critical in determining your admission. For more information about the transfer GPA click here.
  • Is your Major impacted? Click here to know.
  • Check if any Supplemental requirements are needed for Admission to a Major. Click here to know.

 

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