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CSU - California State University


October 1 - Filing Period for FAFSA and Cal Grant Verification Form (automatically uploaded) opens for applicants to all terms (filing period open through April 2, 2024)
October 1 - November 30 - Filing period for Fall 2024 admission application
Start your application here: CalState Apply 


  • Obtain an unofficial copy of your high school transcript from the Guidance Office to be used to self-report your classes and grades on your CSU application.
  • Complete application and application fee online.
  • Send official transcripts ONLY when your are directed to do so. CSU will determine your grade point average based on the classes and grades you self report during the       application process. The CSU campus which you commit to attend will prompt you to send an official transcript upon graduation from high school.
CSU does not require letters of recommendation or a college essay.


A. History and Social Science (including 1 year of U.S. history or 1 semester of U.S. history and 1 semester of civics or American government AND 1 year of social science) = 2 years
B. English (4 years of college preparatory English composition and literature) = 3 years
C. Math (4 years recommended) of college preparatory math including or integrating topics covered in algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra.
D. Laboratory Science (2 years of college preparatory science required with laboratory [1 biological and 1 physical]. Integrated science and interdisciplinary courses can meet this requirement.) = 2 years
E. Language Other Than English (2 years or through the second level of high school instruction in the same language; American Sign Language and classical languages such as Latin and Greek are acceptable) = 2 years
F. Visual and Performing Arts (1 year or 2 semester courses from the same discipline required including dance, music, theatre, visual arts or interdisciplinary arts.)​ = 1 year
G. College Preparatory Elective (additional year chosen from the University of California "a-g" list) = 1 year
Complete a minimum of 15 college-preparatory courses (a-g courses), with at least 11 finished prior to the beginning of your senior year.
  • Earn a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better in these courses with no grade lower than a C.
  • Meet the examination requirement by your test scores compared with the Eligibility Index Table. The EIT shows the combination of test scores and grade point averages required to minimum eligibility requirements. The CSU does not use the SAT Writing section or the ACT Writing score to calculate the CSU Eligibility Index. See The CSU Elligibility index Table.