Stanislaus State: Admissions

Admissions Office

Admissions officer: Noelia Gonzalez,
Director of Admissions & Financial Aid
Contacting the office: 209 667-3070
800 300-7420 (toll free)
209 667-3788 (fax)

First-time Freshman Application Process & Requirements

Is there an application deadline for fall?yes
Final filing date for fall:November 30
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall:Yes
Application Fee:$55
Can the application fee be waived?yes
Are refunds available on the application fee?no
Is the Common Application form accepted?no
Admissions Requirements:Minimum grade of
High school graduation is:required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is:required
Campus visit is:recommended
Interview is:neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview:can be arranged with admissions representative
Standardized test requirements:SAT or ACT required of some, SAT Subject Test not used
School's test preference:no preference
Aside from admissions, test scores are used for:counseling, placement
Dates test scores should be received:02/10/2017 for SAT/ACT
High School units required or recommended:
English:4 required, 4 recommended
Foreign Language:2 required, 2 recommended
History:1 required, 1 recommended
Lab:2 required, 2 recommended
Science:2 required, 2 recommended
Social Studies:1 required, 1 recommended
Academic Electives:1 required, 1 recommended
Other:1 required, 1 recommended
Total:14 required, 14 recommended
Special requirements for admission to specific programs:
  • Portfolio required of art program applicants.
  • Audition required of music program applicants.
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible:EOP, conditional admission
School has formalized early decision program:no
School has early action program:no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school:no

First-time Freshman Selection Process

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report very important
  • class rank important
  • recommendations not considered
  • standardized test scores very important
  • essay not considered
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview not considered
  • extracurricular activities not considered
  • particular talent/ability not considered
  • character/personal qualities not considered
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence not considered
  • state residency not considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work not considered
  • work experience not considered
Admissions is need blind: yes
Average secondary school GPA: 3.36
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA: 100%
Average SAT: 938 combined
Average ACT: 19 composite
ACT writing middle 50% range: 6 - 8
Combined ACT middle 50% range: 16 - 21
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT scores: 86%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score: 36%

Undergraduate Notification for Fall Term

Notification of admission: by April 7
Acceptance of admission: must accept by May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter

First-time Freshman Enrollment

Number of completed applications received: 6,997
Number of applicants offered admission: 4,665 (67%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled: 1,260 (27%)
School has a waiting list policy: no
Percent of freshmen who came from public schools: 96%
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state: 1%
Tuition deposit amount: $200, nonrefundable
Room deposit amount:$340, partially refundable
Admission may be deferred:no