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First-Year Student Deadlines

Admission Deadlines 

There are a variety of important dates and deadlines incoming First-Year Students need to be aware of to be successful in the admission process here at CSUSB.   

All deadlines are specific to CSUSB. Failure to meet any of these deadlines may result in the cancellation of your application.

Deadline extensions or exemptions are not granted regardless of the reason.

Additional requirements and deadlines might also apply to students in unique admission situations.

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Fall First-Year Student Deadlines

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Application Deadline

November 30: Impacted Majors

January 31: Non-Impacted Majors

June 30: Recently Released Veteran and Returning CSUSB Students

CSUSB will accept Undergraduate Applications via Cal State Apply from First-Year students October 1st through December 16th for impacted majors and October 1st through January 31st for non-impacted majors.

All 23 of the CSU campuses use the standard Cal State Apply application system.  Each submitted application per CSU campus has a $70 fee. 

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January 31: 7th Semester Transcript Due

First-Year students will need to submit their 7th semester transcript to the Office of Admissions by January 31st.

Students should regularly check their To-Do List, located in their myCoyote account for an individualized list of all documents needed, including due dates for each item. 

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June 1: Accept/Decline Extended!

After being offered admission, all students must formally accept their offer of admissions to secure a spot for the Fall enrollment term. For assistance, view the Accept your Admission website.

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Early Start Program

The goals of Early Start are to better prepare students in written communication and math/quantitative reasoning before their first term, thereby improving their chances of successful completion of a baccalaureate degree in a timely manner. If Early Start is recommended for you, you will receive email inviting you to attend. For more information visit the Early Start website.

June 15: First-Year Orientation Deadline

Orientation is a mandatory program for all newly admitted students into CSUSB. It is designed to transition you to life in College and the CSUSB campus as well as assist you in becoming familiar with the wide range of academic opportunities available at CSUSB. Orientation sessions are offered at both the San Bernardino and Palm Desert campus. You must register for an orientation session on or before June 15. For more information, visit the Orientation and First Year Experience website.

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July 17: Final Document Deadline

All incoming students must submit Final Official High School transcripts reflecting a graduation date, and all course grades earned in 9th through 12th grade.

Students should submit these as soon as available but no later than July 17.

Additional documents such as test scores may also be required. For a personalized list of your required documents, CSUSB will create a To-Do list for each student in your MyCoyote account with a personalized list of documents. Please visit the Submitting Documents website for more information on submitting official documents.