CSUMentor Tutorial How to complete the CSU Online Application
Returning users login Forgot your username and/or password? Click to create an account Creating An Account
Create An Account • Unique Email Account Required • May use CSUMentor email address • Student Support can assist • Username must be unique • New automated system to check if username is available • Username suggestions are provided to user if desired username is taken
NEW NEW Suggestions CreateAn Account – Screen 1
Create An Account – Screen 2 • Issues with Screen 2: • International Postal Code: This question is only required if your address is outside the United States of America. • Telephone Numbers: Make sure to format your telephone numbers correctly to avoid errors. • Not Required: “How did you hear about CSUMentor”?
Click here to continue. Create An Account – Screen 3 Account successfully created!
To start an application. • To complete additional applications to other CSU campuses, you only have to complete the first screen of • each application. To resume an application. To view submitted applications. Application Manager
Completing the 2006-07 Online Application • Fall 2009 Applications open on October 1, 2008 • All screens must be completed in order to submit your application • Payment type must be selected • Be sure to check Application Filing Status report to learn when campuses close
Side Menu Bar of Application • Check Marks: Completed screens • Push Pin: Current page • Skip & Jump to: Go to another screen without saving • Quick link to Application Manager • Quick link to Introduction page of campus • HELP Movies: Link to new online video tutorial • Instructions: Text instructions for any screen of the application • SAVE: Will save the information that has been inputted on the screen • LOG OFF: Log off the application and the CSUMentor site • SUBMIT: To submit the completed application • Quick link to Student Support page for assistance on completing the application
Screen 1 – Enrollment Information • Application Information • Term Apply for • Main campus/Off-campus (Depending upon the campus, this question may or may not appear on the application.) • Intended Major • Degree Objective • Credential Objective • Entry Status • Total Transferable Units • Previous Application • Last Applied • Last Attended
Screen 2 – Name and Address • Name(s) • Full Name • Other Names • Current Mailing Address • International state/province added • Permanent Address • Contact Information • Phone Numbers • E-mail Address
Screen 3 – Personal Information • Applicant Information • Social Security Number • Confirm SSN • Date of Birth • Gender • Residence Information • Place of Birth • Ethnicity • Military Information • Optional Information • NCAA Sports • Parents’ Education • Family Income
Screen 4 – Residency Information • Residency Status • Your responses to the following questions are required to make a preliminary assessment of your residency status for admission and tuition purposes. The campus may request additional information prior to making a final residence determination.
Screen 5 – High School Information • Last High School Attended • High School Information • Graduation, GED Date or checkbox if neither • Test Information • SAT I • ACT • TOEFL
Search Feature! If you can not locate your school on the list, call 1-800-GO-TO-XAP.
Non-native speakers of English Enter test taken or will be taken.
Screen 6 – High School Preparation 1 • Social Science • 2-Years • English • 4-Years • Mathematics • 3-Years
Screen 7 – High School Preparation 2 • Laboratory Science • 1-Year Biological Science with laboratory (D1) • 1-Year Physical Science with laboratory (D2) • Foreign Language • 2-Years in same the language • Visual/Performing Arts • 1-Year • College Preparatory Elective
Screen 9 – College Courses • College Courses in Progress • List courses • College Courses Planned • List courses • CSU General Education Requirements • List A1, A2, A3, and B4 courses
Screen 10 – EOP and Fee Waiver • Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) • Application Fee Waiver • Only complete once • Financial Information • Calculation of Fee Waiver
To apply for EOP online, Go to Apply Online, then click link to apply for EOP online. Separate Application for EOP Online EOP applications can be started only AFTER submitting an online application to a CSU campus first
Sample: Fee Waiver Granted Sample: Fee Waiver Denied
Payment Options • Credit Cards • Visa • MasterCard • Check / E-Checks or Money Order • Fee Waiver • Option only if granted • Apply only once for all CSU Campuses • Applies all academic year
Instructions on how and where to send your check are on the following screen. Selecting A Payment Sample: Check or Credit Card Sample: Fee Waiver
Each header bar will also have a link to the online tutorial via the question mark. Only videos pertinent to this section will play Go straight to section you are interested in by scrolling through menu or play the entire movie (66 minutes) Menu broken up by topic and also by page number of the online application. For example, any videos pertinent to page 1 will be labeled 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, etc. New Online Tutorial
Tips Before Starting • Complete your application EARLY! The application filing period is October 1 – November 31. Don’t wait until the end of November! • Read the Application Filing Status Report for the campus. • Have a copy of all your transcripts and test scores so you can accurately enter the information in CSU Mentor. • Have your SAT scores sent to CSU Mentor – institution code 3594. ACT scores must be sent to Cal State San Marcos and each school to which you apply. • Application fee: $55 – nonrefundable and can be paid online by credit card or by check
Help! • Technical Questions Click on “Online Student Support” Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Call: 1-800-GO-TO-XAP • General Admissions and CSU Mentor Information Click on “Frequently Asked Questions” • Tutorial • Flash tutorial now available • Can review entire tutorial or listen to just a portion by clicking the “?”