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Next Steps

Congratulations! You are on your way to becoming a Coyote! The dates and deadlines below are important steps on your transition to CSUSB. You must meet these deadlines to maintain your eligibility for enrollment at CSUSB this fall. Missing any of the required steps will result in the cancellation of your admission to CSUSB!


First-Year Students

Important Dates

  • May 1 – Pay your Enrollment Confirmation Deposit to Accept Your Offer of Admission — All students must pay a $100 confirmation deposit to accept their offer of admission and to be able to enroll at CSUSB. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. The only way to accept the offer of admission is by paying the through your MyCoyote account on or before May 1.
  • July 1 – Submit Final Official High School Transcripts — Turn in high school transcripts and any other documents by July 1. These documents must include all grades, the date of your graduation and must be sent by your school directly to CSUSB via electronic file or traditional mail services.
  • July 15 – Register for SOAR or Coyote First Step — All students must register for their CSUSB transition program, Coyote First STEP or Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) by July 15. The program will include a mandatory advising session. SOAR is an opportunity to meet other new students, discuss academic choices with advisors, and explore majors and career options. Registration will open in early spring and deadline to register is July 15.

Other Important Reminders

  • Check your Coyote Email — Additional admission requirements and updates about your status will be sent to your CSUSB email account. If you miss a deadline your application will be canceled. Check your MyCoyote and campus email accounts regularly – at least once a week.
  • Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships —  You can apply for Financial Aid at fafsa.ed.gov. List Cal State San Bernardino as your school of choice – our school code is 001142. Visit our Financial Aid Office web page to apply for hundreds of scholarships offered by our campus. For Financial Aid related questions, please call (909) 537-5227.
  • Submit the California Dream Act Application —  The California Dream Act allows undocumented students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for and receive certain state and institutional financial assistance. The application cannot be processed until you have submitted your AB 540 Affidavit.
  • Apply for On-campus Housing —  If you are interested in living in one of our first year student housing communities in Coyote or Serrano Village please complete the online application. Housing is provided on a first come, first serve basis. If you have questions, call the Department of Housing and Residential Education at (909) 537-4155.
  • Clear Holds —  Check your MyCoyote account for any holds which will keep you from being able to register for courses. Click on the details to see which office at CSUSB has placed the hold and to see instructions on how to get the hold removed.

Transfer Students

Important Dates

  • May 1 – Pay your Enrollment Confirmation Deposit to Accept Your Offer of Admission — All students must pay a $100 confirmation deposit to accept their offer of admission and to be able to enroll at CSUSB. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. The only way to accept the offer of admission is by paying the through your MyCoyote account on or before May 1.
  • June 15 – Register for SOAR — All students must register for their CSUSB transition program, Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) by June 15. The program will include a mandatory advising session. SOAR is an opportunity to meet other new students, discuss academic choices with advisors, and explore majors and career options. Registration will open in early spring and the deadline to register is June 15.
  • July 1 – Submit Final Official Transcripts — Turn in transcripts from all schools still listed on your MyCoyote To Do List. These documents must be sent directly from the institution in which you are or have been enrolled in and contain all grades from coursework completed at those institutions. These documents can be sent via electronic file transfer or through traditional mail and must be post-marked by July 1.

Other Important Reminders

  • Check your Coyote Email — Additional admission requirements and updates about your status will be sent to your CSUSB email account. If you miss a deadline your application will be canceled. Check your MyCoyote and campus email accounts regularly – at least once a week.
  • Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships —  You can apply for Financial Aid at fafsa.ed.gov. List Cal State San Bernardino as your school of choice – our school code is 001142. Visit our Financial Aid Office web page to apply for hundreds of scholarships offered by our campus. For Financial Aid related questions, please call (909) 537-5227.
  • Submit the California Dream Act Application —  The California Dream Act allows undocumented students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for and receive certain state and institutional financial assistance. The application cannot be processed until you have submitted your AB 540 Affidavit.
  • Apply for On-campus Housing —  If you are interested in living in one of our first year student housing communities in Coyote or Serrano Village please complete the online application. Housing is provided on a first come, first serve basis. If you have questions, call the Department of Housing and Residential Education at (909) 537-4155.
  • Clear Holds —  Check your MyCoyote account for any holds which will keep you from being able to register for courses. Click on the details to see which office at CSUSB has placed the hold and to see instructions on how to get the hold removed.