To be eligible to participate in CSU-LSAMP, students must:
- Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident;
- Be enrolled at a participating campus in an undergraduate major in a STEM discipline or have expressed an interest in pursuing a STEM baccalaureate degree;
- Be an individual who has faced or faces social, educational, or economic barriers to careers in STEM.
Although the project's goals and anticipated outcomes are stated in terms of improving URM participation in STEM, it is important to emphazie that CSU-LSAMP does not limit participation to URM students or provide URM students preference in admisstion.