CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO
Fall 2016 Admissions
First Time Freshman: The application period for First Time Freshmen is from October 1, 2015 to November 30, 2015. No late applications will be accepted.
Upper Division Transfer Students: The application period for new Upper Division Transfer students is from October 1, 2015 to November 30, 2015. No late applications will be accepted.
Lower Division Transfer Students: We are not accepting applications for Fall 2016.
Returning Students : The application period is October 1 - February 1, 2016.
Second Bachelor's Degree Applicants: We are not accepting applications for fall 2016 (except Nursing).
Postbaccalaureate Degree or Credential Applicants: The application period is October 1 - June 1, 2016.
California State University, Fresno is an impacted campus at the freshman level and will use supplemental admissions criteria to admit first-time freshmen for the fall 2016 semester. All first-time freshman applicants must complete and submit the CSU Application for Admission during the filing period (October 1 to November 30, 2015) to be considered for admission.
Applicants from the Fresno State local area will be admitted based on Program Impaction eligibility criteria. SAT or ACT scores are required for all applicants. Test scores must be submitted by January 15, 2016. A list of schools in the CSU Fresno-defined local area can be found here.
Freshman applicants from schools outside of the Fresno State local area who are CSU eligible will be admitted based on Program Impaction eligibility criteria. SAT or ACT scores are required for all applicants. Test scores must be submitted by January 15, 2016.
A small percentage of the freshman class may be admitted based on eligibility index and additional characteristics including first generation college status, socioeconomic factors, skills or talents that align with or contribute to special university programs, and evidence of overcoming educational obstacles
All freshmen applicants must complete the required subject matter requirements with grades of C or better by the date of high school graduation. Course requirements may not be completed during the summer after high school graduation.
The campus is impacted at the transfer level and will implement supplementary screening criteria for admission.
The application period for upper division transfers is from October 1, 2015 and will close on November 30, 2015.
Based on space availability, transfer applicants with the majority of their transferable units coming from the Local Area will be accommodated first. Local Area community colleges are:
- Clovis Community College
- College of the Sequoias
- Fresno City College
- Merced College
- Modesto Junior College
- Reedley College
- West Hills Community College
- West Hills College-Lemoore
Transfer applicants with the majority of their transferable units from outside the local area will be considered on a space available basis. A minimum 2.70 gpa or higher is recommended. Transfer applicants must satisfy admission requirements by the end of the spring 2016 semester/quarter. Summer 2016 courses will not be considered for admission.
Admission Requirements (Local Area):
Student will qualify for admission if they have completed 60 or more transferable semester units and have each of the following:
- minimum gpa of 2.20 or higher in all transferable college units attempted
- grade of 'C' or better in each foundation GE courses A1 (oral/communication), A2 (english compositon), A3 (critical thinking), and B4 (quantitative reasoning/mathematics)
- will have completed at least 30 semester units (45 quarter units) in courses equivalent to general education requirements, including all of the general education requirements.
- are in good standing at the last college or university attended
Returning Fresno State students will be accommodated on a space available basis.
Priority will be given to upper-division returning transfers who have completed General
Education-Breadth requirements in Area A and B4 (courses in English composition, oral
communication, critical thinking and mathematics) . Lower-division returning applicants are encouraged to complete lower-division GE
and major requirements. All transfer coursework used to support admission must be
completed by the end of spring 2016.
The application period for returning students is from October 1, 2015 and will close on February 1, 2016.