Get Ready To Apply


FALL 2025 APPLICATION: OCTOBER 1-NOVEMBER 30, 2024 (see Campus Impaction DeadlinesOpens in new window

  1. Review the First-Year Student Eligibility Requirements and Admission DeadlinesOpens in new window
  2. Prepare application materials such as transcripts, test scores (AP/IB), current and planned courses, annual household income, citizenship status and social security number (if available).
  3. Credit/Debit Card or Paypal account to pay the $70 application fee (per campus), unless you qualify for an application fee waiver.  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 waiverThe use of fee waiver forms is not required.
  4. Stay in Touch! Add to your email address book or safe senders list, and check your email often. Your application status will be available on your CSUF Student Homepage.


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~Tuffy Titan

Cal State Apply Issues 

Have your CAS ID# and allow up to 3 business days for a response.