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Find your future at the California State University.
With 23 campuses and thousands of degree choices, the CSU is a great place to start your journey. Explore your options below, and start your application today.

The California State University is committed to helping high school and community college students to overcome college admissions challenges caused by COVID-19. The CSU has taken steps to ensure students are not adversely impacted by these disruptions and can achieve their CSU education as scheduled. To learn more about the temporary changes the CSU has made to undergraduate admissions please select a link below.​

If students have specific questions, they can contact campuses via email. Campus contact information can be found here. We would encourage applicants to contact campuses via email and be patient while awaiting a response.

Admission Guidance:

Incoming Transfers
First-Time Freshman

See Application Dates & Deadlines

To determine the exact deadline for your desired program, please visit the Application Dates & Deadlines page.

Refer to the Applicant Help Center for additional information and answers to your application questions.

Choose the type of student you are to learn more about how to apply to the CSU:

Choosing a Campus

Compare all 23 schools by size, location, activities and other criteria to find the campus that's the perfect fit for you.

Explore Campuses

Choosing a Degree

The CSU offers over 4,100 undergraduate and graduate degrees through classroom and online instruction.

Explore Degrees

Getting into the CSU

Wondering about admission requirements and the tests, grades and test scores you'll need to be admitted?

Explore Admission

Paying for College

Find out how much it costs to go to the CSU and how to apply for a variety of types of financial aid, including grants and loans.

See Your Options

Preparing​ for College

The path to a college degree starts early. Here's what you need to know, starting as soon as s​ixth grade.

Create an account at CaliforniaColleges.edu to track your classes and then transfer your planner to your CSU application.​

Impaction at the CSU

A campus or major is “impacted” when there are more qualified applicants than available spaces to accommodate them. A number of campuses and degree programs are impacted, which may affect your plans to attend the CSU.






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