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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.​

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The Fall 2019 Priority Application Deadline has been extended to December 15, 2018 for all applicants.

Information for applicants affected by wildfires: If you are affected by the recent wildfires and are applying for admission to CSU campuses for the fall 2019 term, please click here to learn about accommodations available.

Information on standardized examinations: No changes were made to CSU admission eligibility or admission policy regarding standardized examinations. Prospective students and applicants for fall 2019 should continue to submit scores from the ACT or SAT during the application process through the Cal State Apply website. As part of ongoing efforts to improve access and student achievement, the CSU continues to evaluate measures for undergraduate admission and placement.

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.

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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?

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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.

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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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