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CSU Dominguez Hills: Admissions

Admissions Office

Admissions Officer:
Brandy McLelland,
​Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management
Contacting the Office:​
310 243-3645

First-time Freshman Application Process & Requirements

Is there an application deadline for fall?no
Priority filing date for fall:November 30
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall:no
Application fee:$55
Can the application fee be waived?yes
Are refunds available on the application fee?no
Is the Common Application form accepted?no
Supplemental forms required for those using Common Application:no
Admissions Requirements:Minimum grade of "C" in listed secondary school units required. Minimum eligibility index of 2900 for SAT Reasoning (694 for ACT) required of in-state applicants; minimum eligibility index of 3502 for SAT Reasoning (842 for ACT) required of out-of-state applicants.
High school graduation is:required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is:required
Campus visit is:recommended
Interview is:neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview:not available
Standardized test requirements:SAT or ACT required, SAT Subject Test not usedSAT or ACT required, SAT Subject Test considered if submitted
School's test preference:no preference
Aside from admissions, test scores are used for:counseling, placement
Dates test scores should be received:February 15 for SAT/ACT
High School units required or recommended: English:​4 required, 4 recommended
Foreign Language:2 required, 2 recommended
History:1 required, 1 recommended
Lab:2 required, 2 recommended
Math:3 required, 3 recommended
Science:2 required, 2 recommended
Social Studies:1 required, 1 recommended
Academic Electives:1 required, 1 recommended
Other:1 required, 1 recommended
Total:15 required, 15 recommended
Special requirements for admission to specific programs:
  • R.N. required of nursing program applicants.
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible:EOP, conditional admission
School has formalized early decision program:no
School has early action program:no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school:no

First-time Freshman Selection Process

Academic Criteria:
  • secondary school report not considered
  • class rank not considered
  • recommendations not considered
  • standardized test scores very important
  • essay not considered
Nonacademic Criteria:
  • interview not considered
  • extracurricular activities not considered
  • particular talent/ability not considered
  • character/personal qualities not considered
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence not considered
  • state residency not considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work not considered
  • work experience not considered
Admissions is need blind:yes
Average secondary school GPA:3.13
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA:100%
Average SAT:423 verbal, 428 math, 425 writing, 851 combined
Combined SAT middle 50% range:770 - 930
Average ACT:16 English, 18 math, 17 composite
ACT writing middle 50% range:7-8
Combined ACT middle 50% range:15 - 20
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT scores:81%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score:19%

Undergraduate Notification for Fall Term

Notification of Admission:on a rolling basis
Acceptance of Admission:Must accept by May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter

First-time Freshman Enrollment

Number of completed applications received:4,615
Number of applicants offered admission:2,672 (58%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled:835 (31%)
School has a waiting list policy:no
Percent of freshmen who came from public schools:93%
Room deposit amount:$300
Admission may be deferred:no