Official High School Transcript, Exam Credit & Test Scores
Shortly after applying, all CSUF applicants will have a Online Student Portal
and a customized Tasks list created with individually tailored transcript requests and deadlines. Please activate your student portal as soon as possible and view your Task list before submitting transcripts. Only OFFICIAL High School transcripts will be accepted.
What are official transcripts?
Official documents are delivered securely from the originating institution directly to CSUF in an electronic format, or as a hard copy mailed in the institution's sealed envelope, not opened by the student, or anyone other than a CSUF Admission staff member.
Please Note: Final transcripts should have all grades and graduation date. First-Year Applicants with college coursework can visit College Transcripts for information on how to send official college transcripts.
CSUF is a highly impacted campus. We receive far more eligible students than we can possibly accommodate. For this reason, deadlines, such as transcript deadlines are strictly enforced. It is solely the student’s responsibility to assure that all required documents are received by the Office of Admissions on or before the deadline in order to finalize your conditional admission. Physical documents must be delivered on or before that date. Electronic transcripts must be transmitted on or before that date.
All transcripts requests, even electronic ones, require processing times. Please contact each school you have attended and verify how far in advance a transcript request must be made. Transcripts that are requested before a deadline but delivered after will be considered late.
Electronic transcripts are preferred and can significantly expedite the processing time. CSUF accepts official electronic high school transcripts ordered from Parchment Exchange and Naviance. Electronic transcripts are preferred, however, if your school does not use this service, please request paper transcripts.
When ordering a transcript select, "California State University, Fullerton" from the drop-down list. Please avoid selecting "OTHER" or manually entering email addresses. However, if your institution does not already have CSUF’s contact information on file, please use email@example.com to complete your order.
If you are submitting official documents electronically, they must be requested with enough time to ensure they are received on or before the deadline. Electronic requests are not immediate, they require processing time from the institution you attended, so check with your institution and plan accordingly.
Transcripts that are requested before a deadline but delivered after will be considered late.
If at all possible, electronic transcripts are preferred and can significantly expedite the processing time. However, if your intuition does not offer electronic delivery, physical transcripts may be sent. Official transcripts must be delivered sealed in the original envelope to be considered Official.
Official physical transcripts can be mailed to:
California State University, Fullerton
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 6900
Fullerton, CA 92834-6900
If possible, please legibly write your name and CSUF student ID (CWID) on the outside of the sealed envelope. Physical transcript requests are not immediate. They require processing time from the institution you attended, so check with your institution and plan accordingly. Transcripts that are requested before a deadline but delivered after will be considered late.
If you have taken an external examination to satisfy a subject requirement (or for admission requirements), please review the following document for minimum passing score, course equivalencies and units earned.
Official Exam Scores must be issued by the appropriate issuing body (ex: College Board, TOEFL, IELTS, etc). Test scores that appear on transcripts will not be accepted for credit.
Send your official exam credit to Cal State Fullerton using the school code 4589.
- Advanced Placement (AP) request score
- International Baccalaureate (IB) request transcript or certificate
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP) request score
If four or more years have lapsed since your AP examination, your scores will be archived. Please allow additional processing time when ordering.
Exam Credit needed to meet admission criteria is held to the same deadlines as transcripts. Scores that are requested before a deadline but delivered after will be considered late.
SAT (systemwide code 3594/CSUF 4589) or ACT (school code 0355) scores will not be used for admission consideration.
Test scores are no longer used to determine First-Year Admissions decisions. For more information review the First-Year Student eligibility requirements .