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Fall Freshmen Deadlines and Important Dates


In recognition of the unique challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Fresno State has extended the deadline for fall 2020 first-time-freshmen to accept their admissions and register for Dog Days (New Student Orientation) from May 1 to June 1, 2020. The deadline for transfer students to complete these steps remains June 1, 2020.
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Date Information
October 1, 2019 Applications accepted at
November 30, 2019  Last day to apply for Fall 2020   
February 2020 Admissions will begin to notify applicants on their admission status
February 1, 2020 DOCUMENT DEADLINE:
  • SAT/ACT test scores. December SAT and/or ACT scores must be postmarked by this date
  • Official electronic transcripts for all dual enrolled courses showing spring 2020 in-progress and prior courses
  • Official Advanced Placement (AP) test scores (taken prior to senior year)
March 15, 2020 Applicant acceptance of admission decision using online Accept/Decline and registration for mandatory Dog Days: New Student Orientation begins
June 1, 2020 Deadline for conditionally admitted first-time freshmen to accept their admissions and register and pay for Dog Days: New Student Orientation online at
June 2020 DOG DAYS: New Student Orientation sessions begin
July 15, 2020 NEW TRANSCRIPT DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2020 
For conditionally admitted first-time freshmen to submit final official high school transcript and college transcripts if applicable
July 2020 Early Start courses at Fresno State begin for students that require development Math and/or English
August 2020 Early Start requirement for eligible freshmen must be completed