Students whose applications have been denied or withdrawn for any of these reasons have the right to appeal as outlined in Section 89030.7 of the California Education Code. It is the responsibility of the Office of Admissions Appeals Committee to review admission appeals for undergraduate students for exception to university policy.
Applicants are allowed one appeal per academic term, and must be submitted within 15 days from the notification date from the Office of Admissions. All appeals should include the following:
Reason for appeal (mandatory)
Appeal statement explaining the reason for the appeal (mandatory)
Recent transcript(s) from all institutions attended (mandatory)
Test scores or exam credit (if includes basis of appeal)
Documentation supporting the appeal statement
Starting June 1st, 2023 CSUF Admissions Office must have official transcripts and/or official AP scores on file for an appeal to be considered. Please attach receipts or/and email confirmations with dates as proof of request.
Appeals are based on extenuating circumstances and should include new and compelling information that was not initially presented in the application. In order for the appeal committee to render an appropriate decision, the appeal packet must be complete, otherwise the appeal will be automatically disqualified and denied. Please allow up to 30 days from the date your submission for the appeal committee to notify you of your decision.
Types of appeals that will be considered are the following:
This type of appeal is for admission denial due to unsatisfactory completion of the admission requirements. Examples include:
- CSU Minimum Eligibility
- Reconsideration Request
This type of appeal is for admission withdrawal due to failure to adhere to admission and enrollment deadlines. Examples include:
- Transcript (Document) Deadline
- Accept Offer/Enrollment Deposit
- Application Deadline (see below)
how to submit an admissions appeal
- Log in using your username and password (to log in, you must have accessed your student portal).
- To submit the admissions appeal, the mandatory fields, as stated above, must be completed or attached.
- Appeals are reserved for applicants who have been "denied" or "withdrawn," all other applicants will be unable to.
- If you have received a waitlist offer, freshman or transfer , you will not be able to submit an appeal.
Trouble logging in? Contact the Student IT helpdesk 657.278.8888
Graduate students appealing admission decisions should visit Graduate Studies. Credential and 2nd bachelor (Nursing only) students need to consult their advisor for appeal information. You will not be able to submit an appeal using the form above.
APPLICATION Deadline Appeal
The Office of Admissions has closed late application request for the Spring 2024 term. Applicaitions for Fall 2024 are now open via CalState.edu/apply until November 30.