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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to attend CSUDH?

For the latest cost information, click here.

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When should I apply?

Please login to CSUMentor for the most up-do-date information regarding the application submission period.

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How do I check my admission status?

Save time and avoid the lines! You can easily check your status online at My.CSUDH.EDU.

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How do I set up my My.CSUDH.EDU online account?

Once you've been admitted, you will receive your account activation information in the mail with your admissions notice. Be sure to set up your My.CSUDH.EDU online account where you can register for classes, pay tuition, check email, schedule academic advising and much moreIt's fast, easy and convenient. Here’s how you do it:

  • Go to My.CSUDH.EDU
  • Click on the Activate Your Account link
  • Enter your account activation information, which will be sent to you along with your admissions notice

Need to look up your username? You can retrieve it online here. You will need your nine-digit student ID number OR your social security number in order to retrieve your username.

Need to reset your password? You can reset it online here. You will need to enter your CSUDH username. Follow the online prompts to reset your password. You will be required to enter your six-digit date of birth and the last four digits of your social security number. You will be able to use your new password immediately after being reset. 

Still need help? If you need further assistance in setting up your account, please contact our Help Desk at (310) 243-2500.

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Why do I need to submit my intent to enroll? (fall only)

Indicating your intent to enroll is required to attend New Student Orientation, apply for housing, receive mandatory academic advisement, and register for classes. Although the deadline for your intent to enroll is May 1, you may submit it sooner in order to take advantage of course availability and university resources. To confirm your intent to enroll at CSUDH, log in to My.CSUDH.EDU and go to the Application Status link, click on Accept/Decline, then select I Accept Admission or I Decline Admission.

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Do my high school courses add extra weight in the admission decision?

Yes. CSU Dominguez Hills assigns extra points for up to eight semesters of approved honors-level and advanced placement courses taken in the last three years of high school:

A=5 points

B=4 points

C=3 points.

No more than two approved honors-level courses taken in the tenth grade may be given extra points. A grade of D in an honors or advanced placement course does not earn extra points.

Courses must be identified as honors level on your official high school a-g course list in order to be approved. You can find your school's course list at https://doorways.ucop.edu/list/.

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How can I make up missing courses?

You have several options to make up missing high school courses and qualify for CSU Dominguez Hills admission:

  • Complete appropriate high school courses with a grade of C or better either in summer school or in adult school. Courses in this category must be those found on the a-g course lists. Some adult schools have a-g course lists.
  • Complete college courses with a grade of C or better in the missing subject areas.
  • Earn an acceptable score on examinations such as the SAT II, Advanced Placement examinations, or International Baccalaureate examinations.
  • Earn at least 60 units from a community college or other college and transfer as an upper-division student.

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EPT/ELM Placements and Exemptions 

Incoming Freshmen must take the English Placement Test (EPT) and/or the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) Exam as soon as possible after admission. Your scores will determine which English and math courses you should take to begin your studies at CSUDH. The EPT and the ELM are not admission tests. They will not affect your admission to CSUDH campus - they simply help determine which courses best pair up with your level of performance in English and math.

Admitted students are exempt from the EPT upon presenting proof of:

  • A score of 500 or above on the verbal section of the recentered College Board SAT I: Reasoning Test taken April 1995 or later.
  • A score of 22 or above on the enhanced ACT English Test taken October 1989 or later.
  • A score of 3, 4, or 5 on either the Language and Composition examination or the Composition and Literature examination of the College Board Advanced Placement program.
  • A score of 680 or above on the College Board SAT II: Writing Test taken May 1998 or later.
  • Completion and transfer to CSUDH of a college course that satisfies the General Education-Breadth requirement or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer.
  • Curriculum requirement in English composition, provided such a course was completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Score Exempt on the Early Assessment Program (EAP) English

Admitted students are exempt from the ELM upon presenting proof of:

  • A score of 550 or above on the mathematics section of the College Board SAT Reasoning Test.
  • A score of 550 or above on the College Board SAT II Mathematics Tests Level I, IC (Calculator), II, or IIC (Calculator).
  • A score of 23 or above on the enhanced ACT Mathematics Test.
  • A score of 3, 4, or 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement calculus examination (AB or BC) or the statistics examination.
  • Completion and transfer to CSUDH of a college course that satisfies the General Education-Breadth requirement or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum requirement in quantitative reasoning, provided such a course was completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Score Exempt on the Early Assessment Program (EAP) Math

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I have more questions. Who can I contact?

Please call or email us right away. We’re here to help.

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