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Frequently Asked Questions About Redirection

Q: Do I have to pay a $55 application fee to have my application redirected?

A: No, you do not need to pay another application fee to have your application redirected.

Q: Why am I being asked if I would like my application redirected?

A: You applied to campuses, or majors at CSU campus, that were impacted and you were not accepted, due to limited capacity.

Q: To which campuses can I have my application redirected?

A: There are several non-impacted campuses that will accept your redirected application.

Q: Can I change my mind about the campuses I chose to have my apllication redirected to?

A: No, once you have chosen your first- and second-choice campuses you cannot change your choices.

Q: What happens after I choose my first- and second-choice campuses?

A: After you’ve selected your first- and second-choice campuses, the CSU Chancellor’s Office will redirect your application. Once your application is redirected, you will receive an email notifying you of this. Shortly thereafter, you will also receive an email from the campus to which you’ve been accepted.

Q: If I agree to redirection and later decide it is not for me, are there penalties for canceling or not accepting admission at a redirected campus?

A: No, there are no penalties. When the redirection campus offers admission, you can decide simply not to accept the offer. ​

Q: What if I applied to a highly impacted major and the major is impacted at the campus to which I choose to be redirected?

​A: Your application will be redirected to the campus you selected in an undeclared major. This way, you can work directly with your campus to determine which major you should select.