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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.


Find your future at the California State University.

With 23 campuses and thousands of degree choices, the CSU is a great place to start your journey. Explore your options below, and start your application today.

The California State University is committed to helping high school and community college students overcome college admissions challenges caused by COVID-19. The CSU has taken steps to ensure students are not adversely impacted by these disruptions and can achieve their CSU education as scheduled. To learn more about the temporary changes the CSU has made to undergraduate admissions, please select a link below.

Admission Guidance:

Incoming Transfers
First-Time Freshman

The University has implemented a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all students and employees.
Learn more about the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

See Application Dates & Deadlines

To determine the exact deadline for your desired program, please visit the Application Dates & Deadlines page.

Refer to the Applicant Help Center for additional information and answers to your application questions.

January 15, 2021 7:00 A.M. PT
The application site is available.
Thank you for your patience.

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 the type of student you are to learn more about how to apply to the CSU:

Choosing a Campus

Compare all 23 schools by size, location, activities and other criteria to find the campus that's the perfect fit for you.

Explore Campuses

Choosing a Degree

The CSU offers more than 4,100 undergraduate and graduate degrees through classroom and online instruction.

Explore Degrees

Getting into the CSU

Wondering about admission requirements and the tests, grades and test scores you'll need to be admitted?

Explore Admission

Paying for College

Find out how affordable the CSU can be, and how to apply for a variety of financial aid, including grants and loans.

See Your Options

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.​

Impaction at the CSU

A campus or major is considered to be “impacted” when there are more qualified applicants than available spaces to accommodate them. See which campuses and degree programs are impacted before you finalize your plans to attend the CSU.






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