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Getting Admitted (Undergraduate)

Are you a new incoming student to CSUSB and will use chapter 33 or 31 for your educational expenses? Click here to get your $100 confirmation waived.

*If you are using chapter 33 or 31 and have paid the confirmation deposit you must request a waiver through the CSUSB Veterans Success Center. Once the waiver has been place you may request a refund through the Student Financial Services Office. 



Freshmen/First Year Students 

CSUSB applies the same academic standards to all students that apply for admission. In general, you must have completed high school with a grade of "C" or better in the A-G college prep courses. Students are encouraged to seek guidance from admissions counselors throughout the admissions process.

Note: A freshmen/First Year student is someone who has not attended any higher education after high school. 

Transfer Students

Make an appointment with the Admissions Veterans Liaison Counselors  to determine if your previous school's credits are transferable and that you have enough units to transfer as an upper division student (60 semester units or 90 quarter units).

For more information please visit the Admissions website and The Office of the Registrar’s website. 

Note: A transfer student is someone who has attended higher education after high school. 

Steps for undergraduate admission include:

Obtain a copy of any military, high school and community college transcripts and contact the CSUSB Admissions Veterans Liaison Counselors to determine your eligibility for admission.

If eligible,

  1. Submit an application online at Cal State Apply. There is a $70 application fee. After successfully submitting your application, you should receive a confirmation email in approximately two weeks. Some applicants may be eligible to have the $70 dollar application fee waived. To determine eligibility, visit the CSU Budget Office, Fee Waiver website. The application fee will automatically be waived for eligible applicants in accordance with the California Education Code. 
  2. Upon receiving the confirmation email from CSUSB, mail or bring any additional documents requested to Admissions and Student Recruitment office.
  3. Activate your MyCoyote account by selecting “Activate Your Account” and closely follow the directions on the subsequent screens. If you need help activating your MyCoyote Account, or you experience technical difficulties, contact the help desk at (909)537-7677.
  4. Once activated, applicants are able to view the status of their admission process. Admission decisions will usually arrive via e-mail approximately two to four weeks after you have submitted your application.
  5. Pay the Enrollment Confirmation Deposit, unless waived (see policy below), and accept the Offer of Admission.
  6. Attend the appropriate Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) session for your college. You can find this information on the SOAR for Freshman webpage and the SOAR for Transfer Students webpage. 
  7. During SOAR you will register for classes (How to register for courses?)
  8. After you register for classes submit your VA benefit forms to the CSUSB School Certifying Official for Veterans Education Benefits. 

Graduate Students

Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies in Chaparral Hall, room 123. Phone number: (909) 537-5058 or visit the Office of Graduate Studies website

Many programs require an additional application. For information about program-specific application requirements and deadlines, please contact the program.

Explore your options:

How to apply to Graduate Programs? 

Admissions Policy 

Information for Students Using Vocational Readiness and Employment Benefits (CH31) or Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (CH33)

A student using Vocational Readiness and Employment benefits (CH31) or Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® (CH33) will be allowed to enroll in and attend courses and access campus facilities while the campus awaits payment for tuition and fees from the VA.  While awaiting receipt of funds from the VA, CSUSB will not impose any penalty, charge late fees or require an eligible student to borrow additional funds to cover tuition or fees. This waiting period begins the date the student provides appropriate documentation and continues either until funds are received from the VA or until 90 days after the School Certifying Official has certified the student’s enrollment for tuition and fees.

To demonstrate current eligibility and intent to use Chapter 31 or 33 benefits, a student must provide the following documents:

· VA Form 28-1905 or PO Authorizations (Authorization and Certification of Entrance or Reentrance into Rehabilitation and Certification of Status); or

· Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or Education Enrollment Status form (printed from the VA website).

· A written request to use either VA Vocational Rehabilitation or Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits; and

· All additional information requested by the School Certifying Official to properly certify enrollment to the VA.

o   Statement of Responsibility

o   Certificate of Eligibility


For more information regarding this policy, contact your School Certifying Official, Jaime Espinoza at or (909)537-7196.


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at