California State University, Fresno is accepting admission applications for the fall 2019 semester. Students can apply online at https://www2.calstate.edu/apply.

The Cal State Apply site has additional information regarding CSU admission. Applicants are encouraged to pay close attention to document deadlines. Applications that remain incomplete will not be processed. Additionally, students can access information regarding fall admission and document deadlines. Click desired link(s) below.


Upper Division Transfers

                                          UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS                                    

The CSU Priority Application filing period is October 1 - November 30, 2018. See specific deadlines below:

Fresno State will accept applications from:

  • New First Time Freshmen(application deadline is November 30, 2018)
  • New Upper Division Transfers (application deadline is November 30, 2018)
  • Returning Undergraduate(application deadline is February 1, 2019)*

*This date is subject to change

Please note: we are closed to lower division transfers.

Impaction:  Fresno State is impacted and will implement heightened admission criteria for both local and non-local students based on space availability.  

 Questions may be addressed to Admissions and Recruitment at 559.278.2261

                                                         GRADUATE ADMISSIONS

The application filing period is October 1 – June 1, 2019*

Fresno State will accept applications from new and returning applicants in the following categories:

  • Credential Applicants
  • Advanced Certificates
  • Graduate(Masters)
  • Doctoral

*This date is subject to change. Some majors stop accepting applications before and after the June 1 deadline. Please view Open Majors at   Division of Research and Graduate Studies   to see open program dates.  Please contact the  Kremen School of Education and Human Development  for credential program dates.

Closed Application Categories: The university will be closed to applicants in the following categories: second baccalaureate (except Nursing); and Postbaccalaureate unclassified applicants including pre-professionals.  Applications from non-matriculated “transitory” students including CSU visitors and concurrent enrollees will not be accommodated.

Questions may be addressed to Graduate Admissions at 559.278.4073



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