Waitlist Information for Transfer Students
Cal State Fullerton is an impacted campus at the transfer 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 and limited space, we may establish a waitlist. If it is determined we will establish a waitlist, details can be found on this page.
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?
Transfer 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you do not accept your waitlist offer by the stated deadline, your offer will be revoked and your application will be withdrawn.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 for Fall and after December 1 for Spring. Applicants are selected according to GPA highest to lowest, until maximum capacity is reached. 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 GPA. If we are able to utilize the waitlist, we will be admitting applicants according to GPA from highest to lowest, until maximum capacity is reached. First priority admission preference will be given to local transfer students.
How do I know my position on the waitlist?
Your position on the waitlist is 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 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 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.
Criminal Justice Applicants
To be considered for priority admission to the Criminal Justice program, applicants must have Criminal Justice 100 (or equivalent) completed with a grade of C or better by the end of the Spring term for Fall admission and the end of Summer for Spring admission. Student that do have Criminal Justice 100 (or equivalent) completed or in progress, will be eligible for the Criminal Justice Waitlist if all other admission requirements are met.
The Criminal Justice program will determine whether space is available once our admitted transfer students decide to accept or decline their offers of admission. Waitlist ranking is determined by cumulative GPA. First priority admission preference will be given to local transfer students.