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FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN APPLICATION CHECKLIST

STEP 1: GATHER YOUR INFO

You’ll need to have:

  • Your high school transcript
  • Your official SAT I or ACT test scores
  • The application fee of $55 (check, money order or credit card)*

* You can request a fee waiver when applying online at CSUMentor. Fee waivers are only available to qualified California residents from low-income families.

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STEP 2: APPLY

Complete your application and pay the $55 fee online at CSUMentor.

You can also send a $55 check to cover the nonrefundable application fee, made payable to “CSU Dominguez Hills.” Mail the check to:

Cashier’s Office
CSUDH
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747

Include the student’s name and date of birth and/or the application confirmation number (included in the email with your application confirmation) on the check.

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STEP 3: SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS

Submit your official high school transcripts and SAT I or ACT test scores to:

Admissions Office
CSUDH
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747

Note: Official test scores from ETS are required. Visit the ETS website to learn more.

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STEP 4: TAKE EPT/ELM TESTS

Take your English Placement Test (EPT) and/or Entry Level Mathematics Exam (ELM) as soon as possible after being admitted to CSUDH.

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STEP 5: ACTIVATE MYCSUDH

Your application confirmation letter will include the information you need to activate your My.CSUDH.EDU online account. Check this account often to:

  • Check your application status
  • See what documents you still need to submit
  • Pay tuition and fees
  • Confirm your intent to enroll
  • Schedule academic advising
  • Check your financial aid application and award
  • Register for classes
  • Check your student email
  • And much more

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STEP 6: CONFIRM YOUR INTENT TO ENROLL BY MAY 1ST (FALL ONLY)

  • Log in to My.CSUDH.EDU
  • Click on the application status link
  • Click on Accept/Decline
  • Select “I Accept Admission”

You must do this before you can attend new student orientation, apply for housing, receive mandatory academic advising, and register for classes.

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STEP 7: APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

Apply between January 1 – March 2, 2014.

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STEP 8: GET IMMUNIZED

Students who attended California public high schools after July 1, 1999, have met this requirement.

If your student attended a private high school, attended in another state or outside the United States:

  • Download an immunization form
  • Take it to your doctor or clinic
  • Have all required immunizations
  • Return the completed form to the Office of Admissions and Records

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STEP 9: APPLY FOR HOUSING

If you plan on living in University Housing, apply online to reserve your space as soon as possible.

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