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CSU Campuses Begin Accepting Fall 2019 Applications October 1




​Beginning October 1, all 23 California State University (CSU) campuses will accept applications for admission to the fall 2019 term. Students interested in attending any CSU campus can apply online at the university's application portal: Cal State Apply. The priority application period will close on November 30, 2018.

Cal State Apply enables all CSU incoming freshman, transfer, graduate and international students to apply to multiple CSU campuses with just one easy application.

"The CSU is renowned for providing Californians from all backgrounds with access to a high-quality education. We remain committed to that mission and continue to invest in improving student achievement," said Loren Blanchard, CSU's executive vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. "As the demand for a CSU education grows every year, we encourage prospective students to use Cal State Apply to determine which campuses meet their unique needs and to apply to more than one campus as early as possible – particularly if applying to impacted campuses."

Under Graduation Initiative 2025, CSU campuses have made tremendous strides in increasing graduation rates and creating opportunities for new first-time freshman and transfer students. However, due to the finite resources available from the state, CSU campuses are unable to meet the increasing demand of all qualified applicants. Campuses or programs that are "impacted" receive more applications from qualified applicants than can be accommodated. Applying early during the priority application process is encouraged; impacted campuses cannot accept applications after November 30.

The Cal State Apply website not only allows one submission to serve the application needs of all CSU campuses but is also the best place for prospective students and their parents to learn about degree offerings at each of the CSU's 23 universities. The site includes a comprehensive database detailing undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered at each campus, as well as information about the campus community, student housing and campus life. 

After applying to the CSU, prospective students should visit the university's financial aid website to learn more about financial aid options. The CSU continues to be one of the most affordable universities in the country - 80 percent of all students receive some type of financial aid, and more than 60 percent of undergraduates receive sufficient financial aid to cover the full cost of tuition.

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About the California State University
The California State University is the largest system of four-year higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, 50,800 faculty and staff and 484,000 students. Half of the CSU's students transfer from California community colleges. Created in 1960, the mission of the CSU is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of California. With its commitment to quality, opportunity, and student success, the CSU is renowned for superb teaching, innovative research and for producing job-ready graduates. Each year, the CSU awards more than 110,000 degrees. One in every 20 Americans holding a college degree is a graduate of the CSU and our alumni are 3.4 million strong. Connect with and learn more about the CSU in the CSU NewsCenter.