California State University Long Beach Admissions

Admissions Appeal

Admission Decision Appeals

Denials of admission are made only after an extensive review of academic qualifications and weighing those qualifications against the competitive nature of our applicant pool; therefore these decisions are rarely overturned and are considered only for extraordinary reasons beyond the control of the applicant. We review every application for maximum consideration. Please understand that every applicant is given every possible consideration at the time of our review.

For an appeal to have merit, it must contain new, serious, and compelling information that clearly shows you to be academically stronger than had been earlier evidenced. Mistakes made on the application are not a basis for an appeal or the reversal of a decision. Additionally, the prospect of a stronger academic performance in a current term is not a sufficient basis for an appeal.

Submitting Your Appeal

  1. Complete the Admissions Appeal Process requesting we reconsider your application. The entry must come from you (the applicant) and be submitted no later than 15 days after receipt of your original admission decision. Appeals submitted via hard-copy letter, email or fax are not acceptable, and will not be considered.
  2. Your submission must clearly outline your reasons for appealing the decision, and the information you present should be new and compelling.
  3. You must include supporting documentation.
  4. Letters of recommendation and personal statements or essays are not considered in the admission process at CSULB and cannot be submitted as part of your appeal.
  5. You may not appeal the decision to be placed on Wait List.

We will notify you by email within 4 to 6 weeks of our response to your appeal request. Only one appeal may be submitted for an academic term so your appeal packet must be clear and compelling when submitted.

Note: You have 60 minutes to complete the appeals form before timing out.

California State University Long Beach Admissions

Admissions Appeal

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Supporting Documents

In order to be considered for an admissions appeal, you must include supporting documentation. This may include, but is not limited to: unofficial transcripts, unofficial test scores, Verification of Intent to Earn an ADT, proof of ADT awarded with degree date posted on official transcript, work in progress reports, etc..

Important Document Upload Guidelines:

  • Accepted file formats are: DOCX, PDF, or Image (JPG, TIFF, BMP, PNG).
  • Individual file size limit: 30MB
  • Recommended resolution: 300 x 300
  • No password protected or access restricted files.

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