With 23 campuses, CSU is the largest, most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country. Many CSU campuses have higher standards for particular majors or for students who live outside the local admission area. Because of the number of students who apply, several campuses have higher standards (supplementary admission criteria) for all applicants. Make sure to learn about admission requirements early in your high school career.
Students can apply to any of the 23 CSU campuses on the Cal State Apply website. The application period for Fall 2019 admission is from October 1 to November 30, 2018. Update: 11/26/2018: With prospective students, their families, and communities facing hardship due to the wildfires affecting the entire state, the California State University has extended the priority application deadline for admission to the fall 2019 term to 11:59 p.m. on December 15, 2018, for all applicants. Students that have completed their application in anticipation of the November 30, 2018 deadline are encouraged to submit their application(s) as soon as possible.