Public Affairs

Record Opening Day: 25,000 CSU Applications in 24 Hours

October 2, 2009
By Erik Fallis

Priority Application Period Update

2009-10 CSU Hearts Scholars

A record 25,563 prospective California State University students submitted their applications through the system's application website,, on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009. Applications submitted in the first 24 hours of the priority application period for fall 2010 were more than double those received during opening day for fall 2009. Applications completed before Nov. 30 will be reviewed for admission, with no advantage given based on when the application was submitted.

All 23 campuses will remain open for applications from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30. After that priority period, at least 12 campuses will close for prospective first-time freshmen and in some cases for community college transfers. The CSU encourages students to submit their applications early to avoid missing the closing date of campuses or programs. Press Release.