Become a part of the Otter Family

There has never been a more exciting time to be a Cal State Monterey Bay student. Our campus community continues to grow every year as we expand our academic programs, residential community, and vision for the future. CSUMB offers 70 Undergraduate Majors & Concentrations, 38 Minors, 6 Graduate Programs, 4 Teaching credentials, and 4 certificates.

Everything you need to know about Admissions is available on our website. Should you have more in-depth questions, we encourage you to email, call, or drop by the Office of Admissions - our expert staff is here to help!


If you'll be graduating from high school

Transfer Students

If you are coming from another college or university

Graduate & Credential Programs

If you are pursuing your Master's degree or credentials

International Students

If you are applying to Cal State Monterey Bay from outside the United States

Extended Education

If you are applying for Extended Education programs

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Meet Our Team

Meet our Counselors: Antoinette, Elizabeth, and Matthew. Our Counselors are here to help you through the admissions process, do not hesitate to contact your counselor if you have any questions.

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ASR and FSR Notices of Availability

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the 2018 Annual Security Report (ASR) is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for CSU Monterey Bay for 2015, 2016, and 2017. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Officer located at Ocean Hall, Bldg #86, B101, by sending an e-mail to, or by calling (831) 582-3154.

The Annual Fire Safety Report (FSR) is also available through Student Housing & Residential Life (SHRL) and is available for viewing at The report contains information regarding fire safety, how to report a fire, community response to a fire incident, and fire statistics for on-campus student residential facilities for 2015, 2016, and 2017. If you would like to receive hard copies of this information, you can stop by the SHRL front desk in the Student Center, Bldg #12, send an e-mail to, or call (831) 582-3378.

Contact Admissions

(831) 582-3738


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