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First-Year Students

You are a first-year student if you are currently in high school (with or without completed college classes) or you have graduated high school but have not attended any college classes after high school.

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Admission Process

CSUMB accepts applications for first-time students from October 1 - May 31. Learn more about our admission requirements before applying.

Admission Requirements

Application Resources

Whether you're applying as a first time student, transfer, or grad student, we're here to help you find everything you need to know about the application process.

How to Apply

View a step-by-step guide for completing your application

Important Dates

Learn about application due dates, financial aid filing periods, and more. 

Meet with a counselor

Get help applying and answers to questions about CSUMB from one of our friendly counselors. 

Cost of Attendance

Calculate and review your costs of attendance as well as learn about the various types of financial aid available.

Cost and Aid