If You're Not a California Resident

​​The factors used to determine whether non-resident students are admitted to the CSU as freshmen are the same as those for California residents. 

The primary difference is that the Eligibility Index​ (a combination of grades and test scores) is somewhat higher. Non-resident students need to complete the same pattern of courses in high school, but need a higher GPA and test score combination. See the Eligibility Index for Non-residents for more details. 

Please note that California residents receive priority whenever admission space is limited.

​See Determining California Residency​​ if you’re unsure of your residency status.