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Returning Student Info Session

We invite you to attend a workshop discussing requirements to re-apply to CSUSB as a returning student. Come get your questions answered regarding re-enrolling at CSUSB for the Fall term. Financial Aid, Registrar, Admissions, and EOP will be in attendance to present this important information and help you return to CSUSB.

When: Monday November 15, 2021

Time: 2:00pm

Where: Details in Registration

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Returning CSUSB Students

Welcome back Coyotes, #Coyote4life

We are happy to welcome back former CSU, San Bernardino (CSUSB) students who successfully completed at least one semester in a degree-seeking baccalaureate program. The first step in returning to CSUSB is to determine the type of Re-Admission Category you fall under.  Re-admission consideration is based on both the academic standing when you left as well as whether you have attempted units since your enrollment in a CSUSB degree program. Each category has a slightly different application process to return. 

Students that attended CSUSB through special programs and were not considered degree-seeking at the time do not qualify as Returning students. This includes High School University, Open University and any programs offered through our College of Extended and Global Education.

To help determine your re-admission category  you fall under and the admission requirements you will need to complete in order to rejoin our campus we have created a chart for you. If you require additional assistance please feel free to reach out.

Re-Admission Category Chartasrreturningstudent@csusb.edu

Degree-seeking students who are on an approved leave of absence one or two consecutive semesters do not need to reapply for admission. For more information about a return from a leave of absence, please visit the Office of the Registrar website.

 

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Returning Student

Students who stopped attending CSUSB and have not completed additional coursework since leaving are considered to be Returning Students. 

Returning Students must meet GPA requirements in order to rejoin our campus.

Transfer Impaction CriteriaTransfer Deadlines

You are considered a Returning Student if:

  • You wish to apply to return as an admitted, degree-seeking student to finish a degree in progress OR to begin a new CSUSB degree program. 
  • You were in good academic standing when you left and your CSUSB cumulative grade point was above 2.0. (Students who left CSUSB with a GPA below 2.0 will be required to contact Academic Advising to discuss options for completing their re-admission process, see Disqualified Returning Students)
  • You were previously enrolled as a degree-seeking student at CSUSB and you have not attempted units at another college/university (including the College of Extended and Global Education).
  • You broke enrollment at CSUSB for at least one semester or two quarters while your degree was in progress.

If you are applying to a different major then the one you were originally enrolled in at CSUSB, you will be evaluated based on major-specific requirements required of current CSUSB students and your ability to successfully complete the major in a timely manner.

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Returning Transfer Student

Students who stopped attending CSUSB and did complete additional coursework since leaving CSUSB are considered to be Returning Transfer Students.

Returning Transfer students are held to the same eligibility requirements and application procedures as new Transfer Students. This includes unit, course and GPA requirements. 

Transfer Admission RequirementsTransfer Impaction CriteriaTransfer Deadlines

You are considered a Returning Transfer Student if:

  • You wish to apply to return as an admitted, degree-seeking student to finish a degree in progress OR to begin a new CSUSB degree program. 
  • You were in good academic standing when you left and your CSUSB cumulative grade point was above 2.0.(Students who left CSUSB with a GPA below 2.0 will be required to contact Academic Advising to discuss options for completing their re-admission process, see Disqualified Returning Students)
  • You were previously enrolled as a degree-seeking student at CSUSB and you have now attempted additional units at another college/university or through the College of Extended and Global Education. During the application process you will be asked to list all college/universities you have attended after leaving CSUSB and list all course work completed at those schools. 
  • You have obtain upper division level by completing 60 semester (90 quarter) units of transferable course work taken at a regionally accredited* community college or university and have completed with a grade of “C-” or better Written Communication, Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning, Critical Thinking and Oral Communication. For more information about Transfer Admission Requirements please visit our web page. 
  • You broke enrollment at CSUSB for at least one semester or two quarters while your degree was in progress.

If you are applying to a different major then the one you were originally enrolled in at CSUSB, you will be evaluated based on major-specific requirements required of current CSUSB students and your ability to successfully complete the major in a timely manner.

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Probationary Returning Student

Students who left CSUSB with a GPA below 2.0 are considered Probationary Students. In addition, students who stopped attending CSUSB and have not completed additional coursework since leaving are considered to be Returning Students. If you meet both criteria you are considered a Probationary Returning Student.

Probationary Returning Students must meet GPA requirements in order to rejoin our campus. In addition, as a Probationary Student you will be required to meet with Academic Advising to create a Probationary Contract after you submit your application.

Academic AdvisingTransfer Impaction CriteriaTransfer Deadlines

You are considered a Probationary Returning Student if:

  • You wish to apply to return as an admitted, degree-seeking student to finish a degree in progress OR to begin a new CSUSB degree program. 
  • You were in good academic standing when you left but your CSUSB cumulative grade point was below 2.0. 
  • You were previously enrolled as a degree-seeking student at CSUSB and you have not attempted units at another college/university (including the College of Extended and Global Education).
  • You broke enrollment at CSUSB for at least one semester or two quarters while your degree was in progress.

If you are applying to a different major then the one you were originally enrolled in at CSUSB, you will be evaluated based on major-specific requirements required of current CSUSB students and your ability to successfully complete the major in a timely manner.

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Probationary Returning Transfer Student

Students who left CSUSB with a GPA below 2.0 are considered Probationary Students. In addition, students who stopped attending CSUSB and did complete additional coursework since leaving CSUSB are considered to be Returning Transfer Students. If you meet both criteria you are considered a Probationary Returning Transfer Student

Probationary Returning Transfer Students are held to the same eligibility requirements and application procedures as new Transfer Students . This includes unit, course and GPA requirements. In addition, as a Probationary Student you will be required to meet with Academic Advising to create a Probationary Contract after you submit your application.

Academic AdvisingTransfer Admission RequirementsTransfer Impaction CriteriaTransfer Deadlines

You are considered a Probationary Returning Transfer Student if:

  • You wish to apply to return as an admitted, degree-seeking student to finish a degree in progress OR to begin a new CSUSB degree program. 
  • You were in good academic standing when you left and your CSUSB cumulative grade point was below 2.0.
  • You were previously enrolled as a degree-seeking student at CSUSB and you have now attempted additional units at another college/university or through the College of Extended and Global Education. During the application process you will be asked to list all college/universities you have attended after leaving CSUSB and list all course work completed at those schools. 
  • You have obtain upper division level by completing 60 semester (90 quarter) units of transferable course work taken at a regionally accredited* community college or university and have completed with a grade of “C-” or better Written Communication, Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning, Critical Thinking and Oral Communication. For more information about Transfer Admission Requirements please visit our web page. 
  • You broke enrollment at CSUSB for at least one semester or two quarters while your degree was in progress.

If you are applying to a different major then the one you were originally enrolled in at CSUSB, you will be evaluated based on major-specific requirements required of current CSUSB students and your ability to successfully complete the major in a timely manner.

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Disqualified Returning Students

Students who were academically dismissed from CSUSB are considered to be Disqualified Students. Students who were dismissed due to Concerning Academic Dishonesty or Grounds of Student Conduct are not able to return to CSUSB. 

Disqualified Students must obtain a Probationary Contract from Academic Advising in order to complete their re-admission process.  Appointments are required for Advising. Please make arrangements as soon as possible to meet with and Advisor. 

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You are considered a Disqualified Student if:

  • You wish to apply to return as an admitted, degree-seeking student to finish a degree in progress OR to begin a new CSUSB degree program. 
  • You were previously enrolled at CSUSB as an undergraduate student and were academically disqualified from the university. When you left your CSUSB cumulative grade point was below 2.0.
  • You demonstrated acquired skills or achievements that support a successful return to the University.  Such evidence may include successful completion of courses in your degree program at another institution or through the College of Extended and Global Education, grades that demonstrate the ability to achieve good standing in a reasonable time frame if you are re-admitted to CSUSB.
  • You broke enrollment at CSUSB for at least one semester or two quarters while your degree was in progress.

If you are applying to a different major then the one you were originally enrolled in at CSUSB, you will be evaluated based on major-specific requirements required of current CSUSB students and your ability to successfully complete the major in a timely manner.

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Returning EOP Students

You are considered a Returning EOP student if:

You wish to apply to return as an admitted, degree-seeking student to finish a degree in progress OR to begin a new CSUSB degree program. 

You were previously a part of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at CSUSB when you last attended (undergraduate students only),

You broke enrollment at CSUSB for at least one semester or two quarters while your degree was in progress.

For more information, contact:

Iveth Diaz, EOP Admissions Counselor

(909) 537-5042

 Iveth.Diaz@csusb.edu

https://www.csusb.edu/eop

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Returning Graduate Students

Your are considered a Returning Graduate Student if:

You wish to apply to return as an admitted, masters, doctorial or credential level degree-seeking student to finish a degree in progress OR to begin a new CSUSB Graduate degree program.

You broke enrollment at CSUSB for at least one semester or two quarters while your degree was in progress.

For more information, contact:

Graduate Admissions

(909) 537-5058

Graduate Admissions

https://www.csusb.edu/graduate-studies

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Returning International Students

You are an International Returning student if:

You are an International Student wish to apply to return as an admitted, degree-seeking student to finish a degree in progress OR to begin a new CSUSB Graduate degree program.

You broke enrollment at CSUSB for at least one semester or two quarters while your degree was in progress.

For more information, contact:

Center for International Studies & Programs

(909) 537-5193

International Admissions

https://www.csusb.edu/cisp

Application Deadlines

CSUSB is always open to Returning Students. 

Fall: Applications for Fall will be accepted October 1 through November 30 from all Undergraduate applicants.

An extended deadline of July 31 will be available for Returning CSUSB students. However, we strongly encourage Returning Students to apply as soon as possible. Applications received later in the application period will have less flexibility when submitting documents, paying their Enrollment Confirmation Deposit and registering for Orientation.

Spring: Applications for Spring will be accepted August 1 through August 31 from all Undergraduate applicants.

An extended deadline of September 30 will be available for Returning CSUSB students. However, we strongly encourage Returning Students to apply as soon as possible. Applications received later in the application period will have less flexibility when submitting documents, paying their Enrollment Confirmation Deposit and registering for Orientation.

Cal State Apply

All applications to the California State University system campus are submitted through Cal State Apply. Cal State Apply is a resource for gathering information about particular campuses and programs, understanding impaction requirements and for submission of your application.  

When you are ready to complete your application to Cal State San Bernardino through Cal State Apply, be sure to  have the following items on hand.

  • Unofficial transcripts; The Cal State Apply application only requires you to enter college coursework from other institutions that you completed after leaving CSUSB.  So have your transcripts handy and make sure you have adequate time before the deadline to complete your application. (You do not have to enter CSUSB coursework).
  • Your Social Security number (if applicable)
  • Your citizenship status
  • A method of payment
  • Annual income: Your parent's if you are a dependent; your income if you are independent
  • EOP Applicants Only: Your parent's employment background and two recommendations

FAQs

 

What Happens After I Apply For Readmission

You will receive notification of your admission status by email after we have reviewed your application and any required documents. CSUSB uses email as the official means of communication. Applicants are required to maintain a current email address on file with the university and to check their email regularly. You may update your email address or check the status of your admissions application at any time by visiting your MyCoyote Self-Service Student Center AND Next Steps Update.

What if I don't Qualify?

All applications are thoroughly reviewed before an admission decision is made. Applicants are denied admission solely on the basis of their failure to meet admission requirements.

First-Year Student admission requirements

Transfer admission requirements

CSUSB is an impacted campus. Out of local area or specific major admissions criteria may apply. Applicants who are denied admission to CSU San Bernardino may submit an Admission Appeal Request no more than 15 business days after the date the applicant was notified by email of their denial by the Office of Admissions & Student Recruitment.

 

Can I apply to a different major then I originally had when I was last at CUSSB?

All CSUSB majors have Major-Specific Requirements listed in Bulletin of Courses for admissions that are focused on timely degree completion. Returning students are considered 'local' and may be offered admission to the new major if they meet both the admission requirements of the new major and CSUSB Timely Graduation policy.

If you are changing your major, please review the Major-Specific Criteria webpage for your major's specific requirements.