Undergraduate Application Procedures

Prospective students applying for part-time or full-time Undergraduate Programs of study in day or evening classes must file a complete undergraduate application. The $55 non-refundable application fee should be in the form of a check or money order payable to “The California State University” or by credit card, and may not be transferred or used to apply to another term. An alternate major may be indicated on the application. The applications of persons denied admission to an impacted and/or closed campus may be rerouted to another campus at no cost, but only if the applicant is CSU-eligible.

Applying online via www.csumentor.edu is expected unless electronic submission is impossible. An acknowledgement will be sent when online applications have been submitted . Application in “hard copy” form may be obtained online via www.csumentor.edu as a portable data format (PDF). Application forms (in PDF) also may be downloaded from www.calstate.edu/sas/publications.

Application Filing Periods
(Not all CSU campuses/Programs are open for admission to every term.)
Terms in 2011-12 Applications First Accepted Initial Filing Period
Summer semester or quarter 2011
(Some campuses do not admit students to Summer term)
Feb. 1, 2011 Feb. 1-28, 2011
Fall semester or quarter 2011 Oct.r 1, 2010 Oct. 1-Nov. 30, 2010
Winter quarter 2012 June 1, 2011 June 1-30, 2011
Spring semester or quarter 2012 Aug. 1, 2011 Aug. 1-31, 2011







Filing Period Duration

Each non-impacted campus accepts applications until capacities are reached. Many campuses limit undergraduate admission in an enrollment category due to overall enrollment limits. If applying after the initial filing period, consult the campus admission office for current information. Similar information is conveniently available at www.csumentor.edu/filing_status. For CSUN application filing periods, see www.csun.edu/anr/AdmissionStatus.html.

Application Acknowledgment

On-time applicants may expect to receive an acknowledgment from the CSU campuses to which they have applied within 2 to 4 weeks of filing the application. The notice also may include a request that applicants submit additional records necessary to evaluate academic qualifications. Applicants may be assured of admission if the evaluation of relevant qualifications indicates that applicants meet CSU admission requirements and in the case of admission impaction, campus requirements for admission to an “impacted” Program. Unless specific written approval/confirmation is received, an offer of admission is not transferable to another term or to another campus.