First-Time Freshman Students

First-time freshman students are currently in high school, with or without completed college coursework; or a high school graduate who has not attended any college prior to enrollng at Cal State Fullerton. 

Application Process

  1. Read our First-Time Freshman GuidePDF File Opens in new window .
  2. Review our First-time Freshman Requirements and Deadlines.
  3. Complete the  Cal State ApplyOpens in new window  application during the initial filing period, October 1-December 4 for Fall 2021. 
  4. Important: Cal State Apply automatically considers for an application fee waiver based on the information provided in the application, and provides immediate eligibility for a fee waiver. The use of fee waiver forms is not required.
  5. Request your official High School transcript be submitted to the Office of Admissions.
  6. Application status will be available via the Student Portal.
  7. Check your email often!

Students, new or returning students, are admitted for a specific term.  If a student is unable to begin their studies that term, they  will need to reapply for a future term by submitting a new admission application.