Official College Transcripts & Exam Credit

Shortly after applying, all CSUF applicants will have a Titan Online Student PortalOpens in new window and a customized To-Do list created with individually tailored transcript requests and deadlines. Please activate your student portal as soon as possible and view your To-Do list before submitting transcripts. 

Applicants are expected to submit an official transcript from every institution they have attended, even if they withdrew before completing a term and whether the courses are transferable. If you did not attend a school that is listed, an Official Letter of Non-Attendance is required to satisfy that To-Do list item. 

Only OFFICIAL College transcripts will be accepted. What are official transcripts you ask? 

Official

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Adjective

Official documents are delivered securely from the originating institution directly to CSUF in an electronic format, or as a hard copy mailed in the institution's sealed envelope, not opened by the student, or anyone other than a CSUF Admissions staff member. 

Please Note: Final transcripts should include all grades and degrees earned, if applicable. 

Electronic Transcripts (see providers below)

Electronic transcripts are preferred and can significantly expedite the processing time. If sending transcripts from a school on the list below, it is preferred that  only electronic transcripts are submitted. If your school is not on this list, please refer to your college's transcript ordering website for available options.

When ordering a transcript select "California State University, Fullerton" from the drop-down list. Please avoid selecting "OTHER"or manually entering email addresses.;However, if your institution does not already have CSUF’s contact information on file, please use admissions@fullerton.edu to complete your order.

CSUF will also accept emailed PDF official college transcripts sent directly fromNational Student Clearinghouseand SCRIP-SAFE to admissions@fullerton.edu.

Tuffy Tip

Tuffy Tip #1:

If you are submitting official documents electronically, they must be requested with enough time to ensure they are received on or before the deadline. Electronic requests are not immediate, they require processing time from the institution you attended, so check with your institution and plan accordingly. 

Transcripts that are requested before a deadline but delivered after will be considered late.  

 

Tuffy Tip #2:

Mistakes happen. Be really careful when choosing where you send your electronic transcripts. Sending documents to Fullerton College is a common mistake. So is sending electronic transcripts to your own email address rather than admissions@fullerton.edu. Take a moment to review your order for these common mistakes before submitting it.

See the list of CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES that provide electronic transcripts below

A to C

  • Allan Hancock College
  • American River College
  • Bakersfield College
  • Berkeley City College (Peralta Community College District)
  • Butte College
  • Cabrillo College
  • Cerritos College
  • Cerro Coso Community College
  • Chabot College
  • Chaffey College
  • Coastline Community College
  • College of Alameda (Peralta Community College District)
  • College of Marin
  • College of the Canyons
  • College of the Desert
  • College of the Redwoods
  • College of the Sequoias
  • Contra Costa College
  • Cosumnes River College
  • Crafton Hills College
  • Cuesta College
  • Cuyamaca College
  • Cypress College

D to L

  • De Anza College
  • Diablo Valley College
  • Evergreen Valley College
  • Folsom Lake College (Los Rios Community College District)
  • Foothill College
  • Fullerton College
  • Gavilan College
  • Golden West College
  • Grossmont College
  • Imperial Valley College
  • Irvine Valley College
  • Lake Tahoe Community College
  • Laney College (Peralta Community College District)
  • Las Positas College
  • Lassen College
  • Long Beach City College
  • Los Medanos College

M to P

  • Mendocino College
  • Merritt College (Peralta Community College District)
  • Mira Costa College
  • Moorpark College (Ventura County College District)
  • Mount San Antonio College
  • Napa Valley College
  • Ohlone College
  • Orange Coast College
  • Oxnard College (Ventura County College District)
  • Palo Verde College
  • Palomar College
  • Pasadena City College
  • Peralta Community College District
  • Porterville College

S to V

  • Sacramento City College
  • Saddleback College
  • San Bernardino Valley College
  • San Diego City College (San Diego Community College District)
  • San Diego Mesa College (San Diego Community College District)
  • San Diego Miramar College (San Diego Community College District)
  • San Jose City College
  • Santa Ana Community College (Rancho Santiago Community College District)
  • Santa Barbara City College
  • Santa Monica College
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Santiago Canyon College (Rancho Santiago Community College District)
  • Sierra College
  • Solano Community College
  • Southwestern College
  • Taft College
  • University of Phoenix
  • Ventura College (Ventura County College District)

Deadlines

CSUF is a highly impacted campus. We receive far more eligible students than we can possibly accommodate. For this reason, deadlines, such as transcript deadlines are strictly enforced. It is solely the student’s responsibility to assure that all required documents are received by the Office of Admissions on or before the deadline in order to finalize your conditional admission. Physical documents must be delivered on or before that date. Electronic transcripts must be transmitted on or before that date. 

All transcripts requests, even electronic ones, require processing times. Please contact each school you have attended and verify how far in advance a transcript request must be made. Transcripts that are requested before a deadline but delivered after will be considered late. 

Paper Transcripts

If at all possible, electronic transcripts are preferred and can significantly expedite the processing time. However, if your intuition does not offer electronic delivery, physical transcripts may be sent. Official transcripts must be delivered sealed in the original envelope to be considered Official.

Official physical transcripts can be mailed to:

California State University, Fullerton
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 6900
Fullerton, CA 92834-6900

Tuffy Tip

Tuffy Tip:

If possible, please legibly write your name and CSUF student ID (CWID) on the outside of the sealed envelope.  Physical transcript requests are not immediate. They require processing time from the institution you attended, so check with your institution and plan accordingly. Transcripts that are requested before a deadline but delivered after will be considered late.

Exam Credit

If you have taken an external examination to satisfy a subject requirement (or for admission requirements), please review the following  document  PDF File Opens in new window for minimum passing score, course equivalencies and units earned.

Official Exam Scores must be issued by the appropriate issuing body (ex: College Board, TOEFL, IELTS, etc). Test scores that appear on transcripts will not be accepted for credit.

Send your official exam credit to Cal State Fullerton using the school code 4589.

Tuffy Tip

Tuffy Tip:

If four or more years have lapsed since your AP examination, your scores will be archived. Please allow additional processing time when ordering.

Exam Credit needed to meet admission criteria is held to the same deadlines as transcripts. Scores that are requested before a deadline but delivered after will be considered late.