An academic record is a record of a student's history and performance at a particular academic institution. In other countries, these documents may be called by different names (Leaving Certificate, Maturity Certificate, Bachillerato, Baccalauréat, etc.).
Freshmen applicants (with no college/university level course work completed) need to have their official high school/secondary school academic records and diplomas sent.
Transfer applicants need to have BOTH official high school/secondary school AND official college/university records sent for all schools previously attended, whether coursework was completed or not. Include transcripts for ESL classes.
Graduate applicants need to have official college/university academic records and diplomas/certificates sent from each college/university attended, whether coursework was completed or not. Include transcripts for ESL classes.
Official documents must be mailed in a sealed (unopened) envelope directly to CSUDH by the academic institution in question. If your institution will not mail original documents, exact copies that have been certified as such by the appropriate officials should be sent directly to CSUDH in a sealed (unopened) envelope. Official documents should be mailed to the following address:
CSU Dominguez Hills
1000 East Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747
Additional Information on Academic Records
The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American Collegiate Test (ACT) may be required if you have attended three or more years in a U.S. accredited high school.
A minimum score of 500 verbal SAT and/or 550 math SAT will exempt freshmen applicants from the CSU English Placement Test (EPT) and/or Entry Level Math Exam (ELM) freshman placement exams.
The SAT is not required for prospective international students from outside the U.S. but could help move them directly to their college English and Math classes.
When registering for the SAT or ACT exams, list school code 4098 to have your official scores sent directly to CSUDH.
Official test scores from ETS are required. Unofficial test scores will not be accepted for admission consideration. Information regarding how to obtain official test scores is available on the ETS website.
The Graduate Record Exam (GRE), the Graduate Management Test (GMAT), or other tests may be required. Please check with the department to which you are applying for specific requirements. Official test scores from ETS are required.
Unofficial test scores will not be accepted for admission consideration. Information regarding how to obtain official test scores is available on the ETS website.
Official course descriptions/syllabi must be provided in English if applicant is transferring post-secondary courses to CSUDH. The exact transfer of courses completed cannot be determined without a review of detailed course descriptions/syllabi. These syllabi should be official school documents and include detailed information on the breadth and depth of the subject matter, the hours per week of classroom and laboratory instruction, names of textbooks used, and other pertinent information.
1000 E. Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747 (310) 243-3696