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Cal State Apply


Cal State Apply is available to accept applications for Spring 2023.  Thank you for your patience.  Be sure to check the Application Dates and Deadlines section for campus specific deadlines and available programs.

With 23 universities spanning the state, and thousands of degrees to choose from, the CSU offers you more choices and connections than any other public higher education institution in the nation. One application opens infinite possibilities. Start your journey today.

Campuses and programs may have different application deadlines. Visit Application Dates & Deadlines to find yours.
Visit our Applicant Help Center for additional assistance.

For fall 2022 undergraduate admissions, some campuses have extended their deadlines for Cal State Apply applications to December 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PST. See Priority Application Deadlines.  

Choose Your Application Path:


Attending high school or graduating this year? You’re a freshman applicant.

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Attending a community college or university? You’re a transfer applicant.

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Earned your bachelor’s and want to get an advanced degree? You’re a graduate applicant.

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Do you hold an F or J student visa? You’re an international applicant.

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Teaching Credential

Interested in becoming a K-12 teacher? You’re a credential applicant.

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Undergraduate Admission Updates

Learn about the CSU admission guidelines enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges facing student applicants.

Freshman ​


Compare CSU campuses, explore degrees, learn about admission requirements and apply for financial aid at the links below. ​

Preparing​ for College

The path to a college degree starts early. Here's what you need to know, starting as soon as s​ixth grade.​

Create an account at CaliforniaColleges.edu to track your classes and then transfer your planner to your CSU application.​​

Access to Quality Education

With 23 universities across California, the CSU offers more access to diverse higher education pathways than any other public university system in the United States. Some CSU locations and programs are more sought after than others, leading to areas of impaction and more selective admissions. Learn more about which universities and programs are affected as you plan your CSU journey.