Freshman Apply

Freshman: Applying to the CSU

The California State University is one of the best places in the country to find an affordable, quality education. Get started on your application today.​

Impacted Majors & Campuses

Some CSU campuses and majors have more applicants than available spaces for students.


Application Submission Periods

Is your preferred campus still accepting applications?


Application Fee Waiver

You may qualify to have the cost of applying to the CSU waived.


Are You a California Resident?

Your residency status determines whether you pay in-state or out-of-state university fees.


Application Checklist

  • Copy of your final high school transcript
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Application fee ($70) or fee waiver