CSUDH has earned a reputation for academic excellence. With a wide selection of outstanding and relevant academic programs, we prepare students to reach their academic as well as professional goals. With small classes led by renowned faculty, an excellent student-to-faculty ratio, unique internship and research opportunities, a strong community engagement, and well-balanced curriculums that build well-rounded knowledge, CSUDH offers an interactive learning environment inside and outside the classroom.


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Toro Welcome and Information Center

The Center is an in-person and virtual welcoming space for visitors and the campus community. Current and prospective students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members are encouraged to access this service hub to ask questions about CSUDH or to locate specific services or personnel on campus, using in-person, online, telephone, or email options. Virtual services are staffed by representatives who answer questions during hours of operation.

In-Person Location and Hours: James L. Welch Hall (WH) 245, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. View the campus map [PDF].

Virtual Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone (310) 243-2888, email at DHInfoCenter@csudh.edu, or Ask Teddy (select "Connect with an Agent," then select the "Toro Welcome and Information Center"). A live agent is available during the virtual hours of operation.

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CSUDH has earned a reputation for academic excellence. With a wide selection of outstanding and relevant academic programs, we prepare students to reach their academic as well as professional goals. With small classes led by renowned faculty, an excellent student-to-faculty ratio, unique internship and research opportunities, a strong community engagement, and well-balanced curriculums that build well-rounded knowledge, CSUDH offers an interactive learning environment inside and outside the classroom.

The California Promise at CSUDH

The California Promise is a guarantee from the California State University system that a new student can earn a degree in no more than two years (for Associate Degree for Transfer Students), or no more than four years (for new First-Time First-year Students), if a new student pledges to, and follows specific campus requirements. Students who elect to participate in California Promise receive special academic advisement and improved priority registration. For more information visit the California Promise Finish in Four Scholars Program and the California Promise Thru in Two Scholars Program. Any questions? Contact the University Advisement Center for assistance.

Degree Programs

Learn more about CSUDH’s wide selection of excellent degree programs reflecting today’s in-demand fields. CSUDH offers undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, certificate programs, and credential programs all recognized and respected by leading employers, professional and graduate schools.

CSU Fully Online Courses

The CSU Fully Online Courses program provides an opportunity for eligible fully matriculated CSU students to enroll in one fully-online course per term offered by another CSU campus. The program is aimed to facilitate access to high-demand, high success courses as part of the continuing effort of providing students with access to the courses needed to expedite graduation

Extended Education

CSUDH’s Division of Extended International & Education offers credit and non-credit courses, certificates, training and certification programs designed for academic, professional and personal enrichment. Learn more about Extended Education’s professional certificates, Open University, distance learning, ESL and customized training and education programs.

CSU Supports Your Doctoral Programs

The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase diversity within the pool of university faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of students in the California State University System (CSU). The program awards funds to a limited number of juniors, seniors and graduate students in the CSU system. The California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) offers financial loans to promising doctoral students who intend to apply for future CSU instructional faculty positions. Learn More!

Academic Advising 

The University Advisement Center provides academic advising to help you choose the right courses for the degree you want and to help you stay on track so you can graduate with your degree on time. Learn more about freshmen advising and transfer advising, University Academic Advisors, Peer Academic Coaches, General Education Information, workshops and more!

Academic advisors are meeting with students through online meetings and phone calls. Make an appointment with your academic advisor through Toro Success Collaborative. Students wanting an appointment with their advisor use TSC to schedule advising meetings.

You may schedule an appointment with a General Education Advisor through Toro Success Collaborative (TSC) via my.csudh.edu.

Tutorial on How to use the TSC: How to Schedule a Self-Service Appointment

If you have general questions about advising, contact the University Advisement Center at uac@csudh.edu or (310) 243-3538 during regular business hours.

Office Hours

UAC is located in Welch Hall A-220. We are open to serve you during regular office hours, virtual Drop-in Hours, and Virtual Saturday hours. Visit the UAC Contact Us webpage for details.

Appointments: Students can schedule appointments by using the Toro Success Collaborative platform through your myCSUDH account, emailing uac@csudh.edu, calling (310) 243-3538, or visiting our office in WH A220.

Toro Learning & Testing Center

Learn how to schedule your session on the Toro Success Collaborative page for the Toro Learning & Testing Center (TLTC).

The TLTC offers a variety of online academic support services:

  • One-on-One Tutoring (by request only)
  • Group Tutoring
  • Study Hall 
  • Supplemental Instruction
  • Access NeTtutor Tutoring chat-based or in-person

Visit Tutoring Services for more information.

Office Hours and Contact Information

Visit the Toro Learning and Testing Center (TLTC) for the latest on Office Hours, Contact Information and support.

Academic Support

As a CSUDH student, you have access to a range of academic support and tools to help you succeed in your classes and studies. Get one-on-one tutoring and assignment assistance at the Toro Learning & Testing Center, learn how the Summer Bridge Academy and Encounter to Excellence programs can help you prepare for a strong start in your college classes, and find out more about unique programs like the Educational Opportunity Program and Male Success Alliance designed to support the success of at-risk students entering university.

Academic Calendar

View the Academic Calendar for important dates and deadlines including registration, class start and end dates, campus holidays and closure, add/drop dates, graduation application deadlines, final exams, and more.

University Catalogs

View and download online versions of our University Catalogs for the current and past academic years. Catalogs contain academic program and course descriptions, academic calendars, information about campus services, fees, faculty information and more.

Class Schedules

View Class Schedules for spring, summer, fall, and winter term classes.


CSUDH has six outstanding Colleges of study, including the College of Arts & Humanities, the College of Business Administration & Public Policy, the College of Education, the College of Natural & Behavioral Sciences, the College of Health, Human Services and Nursing, and the College of Extended & International Education. Learn more about our Colleges.

Department Contacts

Have questions about a specific program or degree? See a list of academic department contacts at CSUDH.

Resources for Undocumented Students

 In an effort to provide additional resources for students and campuses, the Chancellor’s Office has relaunched a website on Resources for Undocumented Students. The information includes admission process, financial aid, campus support, legal support services, overview of AB540/2000 and the California Dream Act, systemwide communications, and other resources that include organizations such as the ACLU, National Immigration Law Center, Immigrant Legal Resource Center and federal government agencies.

University Centers & Institutes

CSUDH is home to a number of innovative and recognized centers and institutes for learning, research and knowledge. Learn more about our California Stem Institute for Innovation and Improvement (CSI3), Center for Innovation in STEM Education (CISE), CSUDH Infant-Toddler Development Center, Center for History and Social Science Education, Center for Mathematics and Science Education, Center for Training and Development, Institute for Global Intercultural Peacebuilding, Mervyn Dymally African American Political & Economic Institute, Multicultural Center, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, OSHA Training Institute Education Center, Urban Community Research Center and other centers and institutes.

Student Research

CSUDH students enjoy a range of unique opportunities to work on groundbreaking research projects side-by-side with faculty mentors — in the classroom, the lab, and the field. Learn more about student research opportunities as well as our acclaimed annual Student Research Day.

Graduation Information

Getting closer to graduation? Make sure you stay on top of important dates, deadlines and next steps so you’ll be ready to walk across the stage with your degree in hand.

Accreditation Information

CSUDH is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). A number of CSUDH programs are also accredited by leading agencies representing a range of specialized fields. Learn more about our accreditations.