REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

Academic Records

How to Submit Your Academic Records

Entrance Examinations

Course Description/Syllabi

Academic Records

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

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

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

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. 

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How to Submit Your Academic Records

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
Admissions Office
1000 East Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747
U.S.A.

 Additional Information on Academic Records

  • If official academic records are not in English, certified English translations of all academic records and supporting educational documents must also be submitted. Translations must be word-for-word (i.e. literal) translations.
  • Educational documents must show the complete record of courses completed thus far. Partial records or excerpts are not acceptable. The Admissions Office will require final grades, marks, exam certificates, etc. prior to determining admission.
  • It is very important that your academic records and examination scores be sent as early as possible. The campus review of your application cannot begin until all of your academic records are received.
  • Transfer and academic records received by CSU-Dominguez Hills will become the property of the University and will not be returned to the student or forwarded to any other institution or agency.

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Entrance Examinations 

Undergraduates

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.

Graduates

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.

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Course Descriptions/Syllabi

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.

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