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Questions on applying for admissions? We welcome all undergraduate, first year, and transfer students to contact us for assistance. 

Pre-Application Appointment

 

Preparing to Apply

As you begin thinking about College and choosing a major, developing a good set of study skills and setting a high standard for the grades you earn are important factors in being admitted as a First-time Freshman.

With no standardized tests being utilized by the CSU for the 2021-2022 academic year, it is even more important to participate in programs or clubs available at your school to support students who are interested in going to college. (AVID, Future Leaders, etc.)

This is also a critical time to begin saving for college expenses and learning about Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Take the opportunity to do your best in the Early Assessment Program (part of the CAASPP/Smarter Balanced Assessment) in the 11th grade. It’s results, along with your GPA, higher level courses during the 12th grade, and STEM major affect your placement in English and Math courses in College. 

Additional planning tools can be found at Cal State Apply.
 

Admission Requirements

CSUSB is an impacted campus. This means we receive far more applications from CSU qualified students than we can register in classes. Additional admission standards have been set for students graduating from California high schools outside of our defined local area.

CSU campuses will be utilizing a Multi Factor Admission Score beginning in the Fall 2021 term. This MFAS score is a combination of your GPA in A-G coursework, and additional applicant attributes such as work experience, and participation in educational programs, veterans status, etc. The combination of GPA and attributes will provide a score that will determine whether you are eligible for admission to the campus and major you are applying for.

The SAT or ACT is no longer required for the Fall 2021 term and will not be utilized as part of the Multi Factor Admission Score.

A critical component of the MFAS is completion of the A-G college preparatory pattern of courses with grades of “C-” or better:

A-G College Preparatory

Subject

Years

English

4 Years

Math (Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II)

3 Years

Laboratory Science (1 Life, 1 Physical)

2 Years

Language (other than English)

2 Years

Visual/Performing Art

1 Year

Social Science (1 US History, 1 World History/Geography/Cultures)

2 Years

Elective (Any college-prep course taken in addition to the above)

1 year

Acceptable courses from your high school may be found at University of California A-G Guide.

Local Area Applicants:

  • For all non-impacted majors, applicants graduating from a high school within CSUSB’s defined local area will be required to meet a minimum 2.50 GPA to be reviewed for admission.
  • Students whose GPA’s are between 2.00 - 2.49 will be considered as space is available after a review of the overall applicant pool.
  • A combination of additional applicant attributes such as work experience, and participation in educational programs, veterans status, etc. may be used to determine eligibility for admission to the campus and major you are applying for.

Out of Local Area Applicants:

  • The minimum qualifying GPA for applicants graduating from a High School outside of the defined local area will vary depending on the number of qualified applicants received at the end of the priority application filing period and enrollment limits.

Out-of-state/non-resident applicants:

  • For non-impacted majors, a GPA of minimally a 3.0 is required for application review.
  • Students whose GPA’s are between 2.5 - 2.99 will be considered as space is available after a review of the overall applicant pool.

A combination of additional applicant attributes such as work experience, and participation in educational programs, veterans status, etc. may be used to determine eligibility for admission to the campus and major you are applying for.

Redirection to CSUSB - Fall 2021

For Freshman applicants that are redirected to CSUSB for the Fall 21 term by the CSU Chancellor's Office - please log in to your Cal State Apply Program Status to view where your application has been redirected.

Once received by CSUSB, your application will be downloaded and processed in 1-2 weeks time with notification sent to your email address on file with Cal State Apply. Please set up your myCoyote account and proceed with all Next Steps for enrollment at CSUSB. Steps will include accepting your admission offer, registering for Orientation, submitting official transcripts, and working with financial aid to name a few.

If you need assistance, please call or email us at: (909) 537-5188 or moreinfo@csusb.edu