How to Get to Cal State

This program has helped millions of students, parents, teachers and counselors learn how to prepare for college.

​How to Get to Cal State: By Grade

Learn the classes you need to take each year so you're prepared to apply and attend college!

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Campuses & Majors

Did you know the CSU has 23 campuses and mor​e than 1,200 majors to choose from?​

Find a Campus and M​ajor

Download the Handout

You can download a "How to Get to Cal State" handout directly from the site.

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​“My counselor helped ​me fulfill ​all the requirements to get into my favorite CSU campus next year!​”

Paying for College

It is possible to pay for college. Learn more about grants, scholarships and other forms of financial aid.

Learn About Paying For College

For Parents

Parents who are invested and interested in their students preparing for, applying to, and attending college are most likely to see their students succeed.

Learn How to Support Your Student​​​


There are many websites available for students and parents to help plan and prepare for college.

View the Resources​​


Transitioning to the CSU

There's a lot that happens between the time you're accepted to the CSU and your first day of college. We'll show you what's involved.

Learn About the Process