Application Process

1 Submit an application at during the application filing period.

Fall October 1 - November 30
Spring (if open) August 1 - August 31

On the online application you will have the opportunity to apply for a fee waiver. If your application fee is not waived, you will have until December 15 for a fall application to pay. For a spring application, payment is due September 30.

Cal State Apply Application tips

  • Thorough and accurate completion of the application will expedite initial admission processing. Instructions to complete the application can be found here.
  • To complete the online application you will need the following:
  • Freshmen: High School transcript, SAT/ACT test scores if taken or date you will test.
  • Transfers: You need to know dates of attendance, units completed, units attempted, GPA of each college/university attended or planned to attend. Detailed course information will be needed only for courses in progress or planned prior to CSU enrollment.
  • All applicants: Social Security number (if you do not have a social security number leave question blank), Parents’ income and size of family for Dependents (if applying for a Fee Waiver), Parent’s California residency information (month, day and year California residency began) if still 18 or younger by 9/20/15, Debit/Credit Card if paying the $55 application fee online.

2 Create your password and login

A confirmation letter will be mailed to you along with instructions to create one password to access myCSUSTAN (your student portal) and Stanislaus State email account. It is the student's responsibility to keep track of their admission application through myCSUSTAN and their university e-mail. Please note these are two different accounts with the same username and password.

3 Send required documents to complete application

To: Stanislaus State Admissions Office, One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382

Schools subscribing to Parchment may submit transcripts electronically.


We make preliminary offers of admission to first-time freshman applicants whose high school GPA (based on “a-g” college preparatory courses) is 3.00 and above based on the information provided on the application. For applicants with a GPA lower than 3.00, transcripts and test scores are required and will be noted on the student’s portal, myCSUSTAN. Applicants for whom a decision cannot be made for any reason will be required to submit transcripts and test scores and noted on myCSUSTAN.

Only if requested, submit documents listed in your myCSUSTAN "To Do list". If accepted to the university, send final official transcripts showing the date of high school graduation by the specified deadline.

Test scores should be sent electronically from either the American College Test (ACT) or the College Board (for SAT) no later than the specified deadline.


We make preliminary offers of admission to transfer applicants based on information provided on the application and submitted transcripts. Transfer applicants must submit official transcripts from each college and university attended. If accepted to the university, send final official transcripts by the specified deadline.

Test scores or other external credit must be sent directly from the issuing agency (ie: College Board, CLEP, military credit, etc) by the specified deadline.

*Requirement Substitution for Students with Disabilities
All applicants are encouraged to complete admission requirements. If you are unable to complete certain subjects because of a disability, you should contact Disability Resource Services at (209) 667-3159 to receive further information about your eligibility to attend the University.

4 Receive admission decision

Upon receipt of all required documents, it will take approximately 4-8 weeks for an evaluation to be completed. The admission decision will be recorded in myCSUSTAN and a letter mailed. On occasion, it may be determined that additional information is needed to complete an evaluation. If additional information is requested, it will be indicated on your myCSUSTAN account with a due date.

5 Refer to Dates & Deadlines

Refer to the Dates & Deadlines page for specific deadlines to accept your admissions and secure your eligibility for enrollment. All deadlines are strictly enforced.

Stanislaus State reserves the right to withdraw your admission for not accurately reporting your performance on the online application or if you do not retain eligibility upon submitting final transcripts.

Students who are not registered on the Enrollment Census Date for the term admitted for will not be considered a continuing student and will be required to submit a new admission application for their intended term of attendance.