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Readmission Categories 

The following readmission categories pertain to former CSU, San Bernardino (CSUSB) students who successfully completed at least one semester in a degree-seeking baccalaureate program. Readmission consideration is based on both the academic standing when they left as well as whether they have attempted units since their enrollment in CSUSB degree program. 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.

1. Returning Students (Have not completed additional coursework since leaving)

You are considered a Returning Student if: 

  • You were previously enrolled at CSUSB in good academic standing or were on probation, and you have not attempted units at another college/university, or through College of Extended and Global Education, since you were a degree-seeking student AND you left for at least one fall or spring quarter/semester while your degree was in progress. 
  • You are applying to return as an admitted, degree-seeking student to finish a degree in progress OR to begin a new CSUSB degree program. If you are applying to a different major, you will be evaluated based on major-specific requirements  (visit CSUSB Degrees & Programs)required of current CSUSB students to declare the new major and your ability to successfully complete the major in a timely manner. 
  • Have not attempted units at another college/university (including the College of Extended and Global Education), and completed less than 60-semester units of college credit. 
  • Left for at least one quarter/semester term and did not file for a Leave of Absence. 

Returning students who left CSUSB on Probation, Probation with Contract, CSUSB cumulative grade point fall below CSUSB GPA requirement you will need to contact the International Admissions office at international@csusb.edu to determine if you are eligible for readmission.  

There are important steps you’ll need to take to be ready to enroll once you’re readmitted. We strongly encourage returning students to apply during the priority CSU application period. Please review Deadline Dates

2. Returning Transfer Students (completed additional coursework)

You are considered a Returning Transfer Student if: 

  • You were previously enrolled at CSUSB in good academic standing, or were on probation, and you have attempted units at another college/university, or through the College of Extended and Global Education, since you were a degree-seeking student AND you left for at least one fall or spring quarter/semester while your degree was in progress. 
  • You are applying to return as an admitted, degree-seeking student to finish a degree in progress OR to begin a new CSUSB degree program. If you are applying to a different major, you will be evaluated based on the major specific requirements required of current CSUSB students to declare the new major and your ability to successfully complete the major in a timely manner 

Returning transfer students are held to the same eligibility requirements and application procedures as new transfer students 

Returning transfer students who left the university on Probation, Probation with Contract, CSUSB cumulative grade point fall below CSUSB GPA requirement you will need to contact the International Admissions office at international@csusb.edu to determine if you are eligible for readmission.  

There are important steps you’ll need to take to be ready to enroll once you’re readmitted. We strongly encourage returning students to apply during the priority CSU application period. Please review Deadline Dates

3. Disqualified Students (Dismissed from CSUSB during last term of attendance)

You are considered a Disqualified Student if: 

  • You were previously enrolled at CSUSB as an undergraduate student who has been academically disqualified from and is seeking readmission to the university 
  • 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 were a degree-seeking student AND you left for at least one fall or spring semester while your degree was in progress. 

Returning transfer students are held to the same eligibility requirements and application procedures as new transfer students  

Disqualified students left the university on Probation, Probation with Contract, CSUSB cumulative grade point fall below CSUSB GPA requirement you will need to you will need to contact the International Admissions office at international@csusb.edu to determine if you are eligible for readmission.  

There are important steps you’ll need to take to be ready to enroll once you’re re-admitted. We strongly encourage Disqualified Returning Students to apply during the priority CSU application period: Please review Deadline Dates.    

4. 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 I’ve been admitted, What’s Next?.  

5. 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. 

Admissions Requirements

CSUSB is an impacted campus. 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 International Admissions Office. To submit your appeal, please contact us at international@csusb.edu