Public Affairs

CSU Applications Exceed 100,000 in First Two Weeks

October 16, 2009
By Erik Fallis

Priority Application Period Update

A total of 111,140 prospective California State University students submitted their applications through the system's application website,, between Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 and Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009. Applications submitted last year, during in the same two week period, totaled 62,520.

2009-10 CSU Hearts Scholars

The largest increase in applications continues to come from community college students applying for upper-division transfer to a CSU. More than 48,000 prospective students applied for upper-division transfer for fall 2010, a nearly three-fold increase from last year.  More than 62,000 applications were submitted by prospective first-time freshmen for fall 2010, an increase of nearly 50 percent from last year.

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