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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.
Spring 2021 Applicants Affected by Current California Wildfires: Please be assured that all CSU campuses are prepared to accommodate students who are experiencing hardship and are unable to meet the August 31, 2020, priority application deadline. If you are unable to meet the campus application deadline or the deadline has passed please reach out to the individual campus or campuses, you are interested in applying.
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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.
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The Fall 2021 application will be available October 1, 2020.
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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.