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CSU - Application Filing Period

October 1 - Filing Period for FAFSA and Cal Grant Verification Form (automatically uploaded) opens for applicants to all terms (filing period open through March 2, 2021)

August 1 - November 30 - Filing period for Fall 2021 admission application

Start your application here: CalState Apply 

CSU Application Process

  • Obtain an unoffical copy of your high school transcript from the Guidance Office to be used to self-report your classes and grades on your CSU application.
  • Complete application and application fee online.
  • CSU has suspended the use of Act/Sat for determining admission eligibility for the 2021-2022 school year. This applies for only the fall 2021, winter 2022 and spring 2022 admission cycles. Follow the link for more information: Freshman: Testing Requirements 
  • The College Board has announced changes to the AP exam content and format for spring 2020. The CSU will honor all existing transferable credit articulation for spring 2020 AP exams on which scores of 3,4 or 5 are earned. For more information on AP articulation, follow this link: AP Articulation 
  • Send official transcripts ONLY when your are directed to do so.  CSU will determine your grade point average based on the classes and grades you self report during the application process.  The CSU campus which you commit to attend will prompt you to send an official transcript upon graduation from high school.

CSU does not require letters of recommendation or a college essay.

CSU Admission Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 15 college-preparatory courses (a-g courses), with at least 11 finished prior to the beginning of your senior year.
  • The 15 courses are:
a History/social science  2 years
b English  4 years
c Mathematics

3 years

d Laboratory science  2 years
e Language other than English

2 years

f Visual and performing arts  1 year
g College preparatory elective  1 year


  • Earn a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better in these courses with no grade lower than a C.
  • Meet the examination requirement by your test scores compared with the Eligibility Index Table. The EIT shows the combination of test scores and grade point averages required to minimum eligibility requirements. The CSU does not use the SAT Writing section or the ACT Writing score to calculate the CSU Eligibility Index. See The CSU Elligibility index Table.