Redirection provides the opportunity to forward your Cal State Apply application to a CSU campus that has capacity for additional students. It is offered to eligible applicants who were not admitted to any CSU that they applied to due to limited enrollment capacity.
If you are a
California resident for tuition purposes, applied as one of the applicant types below, and were not admitted to any CSU to which you applied to due to
impaction, you are eligible for redirection.
Redirection occurs after all campuses have finalized admission decisions for a given semester. You will receive an email offering an opportunity to redirect your application in mid-April for fall and mid-November for spring.
If you are identified as eligible for redirection, you will receive an email with instructions. You will update your
Cal State Apply application with either a first- and second-choice CSU campus or opt-out of redirection.
Once you identify your first and second choices, your application will be redirected to your first-choice CSU campus
unless that campus has run out of capacity. To ensure your application is redirected to your first-choice campus, update your Cal State Apply application as quickly as possible.
After your application is redirected, the redirect CSU campus will email you with next steps in the process.
Questions? Visit Frequently Asked Questions About Redirection.
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Campus Match tool to learn more about CSU campuses and compare them. Eligible applicants to the CSU can select a first- and a second-choice campus from the list below:
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