First-Time Freshmen Waitlist
Cal State Fullerton is an impacted campus at the first-time freshmen level for all majors. Impaction means that there are more applications for the campus than can be accommodated. Due to the quantity and quality of the applicant pool for the Fall 2021 term and limited space, we may establish a waitlist. If it is determined that we will establish a waitlist for Fall 2021, details will be posted on this page.
Cal State Fullerton in closed for First-time Freshman applicants for the Spring term.
If I receive a waitlist offer, does that mean I have been admitted?
No. If you receive a waitlist offer, that does not mean that you have been admitted. If you are selected, you will receive an offer of admission, at which point you can accept or decline.
How will I be notified if I am offered a position in the waitlist?
You will receive an email from Cal State Fullerton notifying you that you have been offered a space on the waitlist. The email will be sent to your Fullerton and home email addresses. You can also view your waitlist offer within your student center, which is accessible through your Student Portal.
Who is eligible to be on the waitlist?
Freshmen applicants who have accepted their waitlist offer are eligible to be on the waitlist.
Is there a deposit required to be on the waitlist?
No. There is no fee required to be on the waitlist.
How long do I have to accept my waitlist offer?
Your waitlist offer will specify how long you have to respond to the offer. If you do not accept your waitlist offer by the stated deadline, your offer will be revoked and your application will be withdrawn.
If I accept my waitlist offer, when will I know if I am admitted or not?
If we are able to admit from the waitlist, you would be notified after July 15. Applicants are selected according to the Eligibility Index from highest to lowest, until maximum capacity is reached. For Fall 2021, applicants will be admitted based on GPA. If you are selected from the waitlist, you will receive an admit letter via email and instructions on how to accept your offer of admission and pay your enrollment deposit.
How are students selected from the waitlist?
The waitlist is rank-ordered according to Eligibility Index. If we are able to utilize the waitlist, we will be admitting applicants according to the Eligibility Index from highest to lowest, until maximum capacity is reached. For Fall 2021, applicants will be selected in rank order according to their GPA. First priority admission preference will be given to local first-time freshmen students.
How do I know my position on the waitlist?
Your position on the waitlist is determined by your Eligibility Index. For Fall 2021, your position will be determined by your GPA. Our list is not published. Therefore, if you are selected from the waitlist, you will receive an admit letter via email and instructions on how to accept your offer of admission and pay your enrollment deposit.
If I am admitted from the waitlist, what is my next step?
You will need to accept your offer and pay the non-refundable enrollment deposit of $250 in your student portal within two weeks of being admitted. For more information about Accepting Admission, please visit Accepting Admission.
You will also need to complete Freshmen Orientation through Titan Orientation Programs .
If I am on the waitlist, what deadlines do I have to adhere to?
You will need to adhere to all deadlines on your to-do list, including accepting your offer and sending official transcripts.
If I accept my waitlist offer, do I have to attend Cal State Fullerton?
No. However, if you are admitted to the University, you are required to accept your admission and pay your enrollment deposit. If you do not accept admission and pay your deposit, your admission offer will be revoked and your application will be withdrawn from consideration.
Can I decline my waitlist offer?
Yes. If you decline your waitlist offer your application will be withdrawn from consideration.