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Freshmen Next Steps


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.
  • Accept your admission
  • COVID-19 Admissions Guidelines

I have applied

 1 Create your Fresno State Gmail Account.
About 7-10 business days after applying at Cal State Apply, you will receive an email with your student ID number.  Make sure the spam filters on your email account are set to accept email from  Important admission notifications will be sent to your Fresno State email account.
2 Submit by February 1, 2020 deadline
  • Mandatory SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Official Advanced Placement (AP) test scores (taken prior to senior year)
  • Official electronic transcripts for all dual enrolled courses showing spring 2020 in-progress and prior courses (if applicable)
3 Check your admission status and "To-Do List" for missing documents


I have been admitted

1 Attend Preview Day -

Accept your admission, register and pay for Dog Days orientation beginning March 15, 2020, thru June 1, 2020

3 Submit your official final high school transcript with graduation date posted
4 Attend mandatory Dog Days Orientation