Admissions Updates

Fall 2020 (First-Time Freshmen Undergraduate)

CSU Fullerton will open for First-Time Freshmen applicants for Fall 2020 beginning October 1, 2019 through November 30, 2019. Apply early!

CSU Fullerton is an impacted campus for all first time freshmen. Impaction means that there are more applications for a campus than can be accommodated. In order to ensure that capacity is not exceeded, more rigorous standards are applied to the freshmen applicant pool. First priority admission preference will be given to local freshmen for all majors.

Similar to last Fall, admission to the Fall 2020 class will be competitive. Highly competitive majors for Freshmen applicants are Nursing and Computer Engineering integrated BS/MS.

CSUF admission notices begin going out in late January and are completed by April 1st. The deadline for admitted students to accept their offer of admission is May 1st.

Read about our Fall 2020 First-Time Freshmen campus and major impaction policy, admission requirements, including additional major requirements, and admission deadlines.


      Fall 2020 (Graduate)

      CSU Fullerton will begin accepting applications for graduate and post-baccalaureate applicants for the Fall 2020 term beginning October 1st. The Admissions Office continues to accept and review applications until enrollment goals have been met for the term. Please be advised that due to enrollment pressures, we anticipate closing many admission categories quickly. Apply early!

      Information regarding more detailed admission requirements, degrees offered, program adviser contacts, e-mail addresses and phone numbers may be obtained on the Graduate Studies Website at www.fullerton.edu/graduate.


          Fall 2020 (Transfer Undergraduate)

          CSU Fullerton will open for Upper Division Transfer applicants for Fall 2020 beginning October 1, 2019 through November 30, 2019. Apply early!

          CSU Fullerton is an impacted campus at the transfer level. Impaction means that there are more applications for a campus than can be accommodated. In order to ensure that capacity is not exceeded, more rigorous standards are applied to the transfer applicant pool. Impacted criteria may include local vs. out of local and major program impaction.

          Admission to all majors at CSU Fullerton is competitive as we continue to have more qualified applicants than available new student spaces. All transfer students must declare a major when submitting their application. Transfer applicants must meet minimum CSU Upper Division Transfer eligibility requirements to be considered. Admission determination is then based on major specific criteria including lower division major preparation, General Education Courses, and minimum GPA for the major. First priority admission preference will be given to local transfers for all majors.

          CSU Fullerton admission notices begin going out in late January and continue to April 1st. The deadline for admitted students to accept their offer of admission is May 1st.

          Also be sure to read about our Fall 2020 Upper Division Transfer campus and major impaction policy, admission requirements, including additional major requirements, and admission deadlines.


              Spring 2020 (First-Time Freshmen Undergraduate)

              CSU Fullerton is closed to First-Time Freshmen applicants for Spring 2020.


                  Spring 2020 (Graduate)

                  CSU Fullerton is open for Spring 2020 beginning August 1, 2019. The Admissions Office continues to accept and review applications until enrollment goals have been met. Please be advised that due to enrollment pressures, we anticipate closing many admission categories quickly. Apply early! Information regarding more detailed admission requirements, degrees offered, program adviser contacts, e-mail addresses and phone numbers may be obtained on the Graduate Studies Website at www.fullerton.edu/graduate.


                      Spring 2020 (Transfer Undergraduate)

                      CSU Fullerton is open for the Spring 2020 semester to upper division transfers from August 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019. Please apply as soon as possible. We are open to all majors and programs.

                      By the end of Summer 2019, applicants must have completed the four basic subjects in General Education and have earned at least a C- grade or better in each course. In addition, all applicants must have completed at least 60 transferable units by the end of the Fall 2019 semester.

                      CSU Fullerton is an impacted campus at the transfer level. Impaction means that there are more applications for a campus than can be accommodated. In order to ensure that capacity is not exceeded, more rigorous standards are applied to the transfer applicant pool. Impacted criteria may include local vs. out of local and major program impaction (see information on Impaction and Majors with additional requirements).

                      Please consider applying to more than our campus for the Spring as we are impacted and we will not have space for all CSU qualified applicants. Please apply to a non-impacted CSU campus to keep as many options open to continue your education.

                          Cal State Online Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
                          Open for Spring 2020
                          The Cal State Online Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Professional Business Concentration is designed primarily for business professionals who plan to become effective managers dealing with processes and people. The concentration is targeted toward students who wish to gain a solid understanding of fundamental business disciplines. For detailed information about the program, including the admission requirements, please visit the website at http://onlineadvantage.fullerton.edu/business/ .