department menu

Admitted Students Checklist

To find out if you have been admitted, go to myCSUSM

myCSUSM is your student center where you can perform several tasks relevant to your academic experience including:

  • Search for and enroll in classes
  • View your grades and academic history
  • Apply for graduation
  • View, accept, and decline financial aid offers
  • View and pay charges, and more

For information on how to use the features mentioned above, please see the myCSUSM Training Documentation


Once you have been admitted, do the following:

Step 1:

Click on the "INTENT TO ENROLL" button. This will tell the University that you accept and are planning on attending.

Step 2:

You will receive an email about registering for orientation that will most likely be the first week of June. There is a cost for orientation. You can make a payment or sign a deferment and it will be taken out of your Financial Aid.

Note: If you defer payment and attend the orientation, but do not decide to attend the university you will be required to pay this fee.

Step 3:

Attend Orientation — Important: You must register for orientation and you must attend orientation. This is when you register for your classes.  

Step 4:

Important: Freshmen are required to start classes in the summer. Contact ACE Scholars Services for dates classes will be held (from late June to late July).

Step 5:

Be sure to have filled out any scholarship applications. For more information about scholarships, financial aid, and more, go to Scholarships & Resources

Questions? Be sure to contact ACE Scholars Services for assistance.