California State University

    California State University (CSU)



    Minimum Requirements

    CSU "A-G" required courses (must have a C or better in all)
    A. History/Social Science, 2 years required
    B. English, 4 years required
    C. Mathematics, 3 years required
    D. Laboratory Science, 2 years required
    E. Language other than English, 2 years required
    F. Visual and Performing Arts, 1 year required
    G. College Preparatory Elective, 1 year required


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    CSUs Impacted Programs


    CSU Eligibility Index    Your Eligibility Index is calculated using your grade point average (GPA) and your ACT or SAT score. The score will help tell you if you’re eligible for admission to the CSU.


    Paying for a CSU   Use this link to help determine tuition costs for CSUs.



    California State University system will no longer use SATs, ACTs for student admission

    March 23,2022


    Testing requirements for CSUs can be found here: 




    CSU Application Process


    California State University (CSU): October 1 - November 30


    How to choose a CSU campus:


    Picking the right place to earn your degree is an important part of applying to the CSU. Use the CSU Campus Match tool to compare all 23 campuses by location, size, setting and more.  Use this link to help narrow your choices:


    Campus Match


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    After You Have Been Accepted

    All admission decisions are conditional on the successful completion of your senior year. Colleges may rescind admission to students who earn low grades in college preparatory classes during their senior year. Make sure you arrange to have your final transcript sent to the university you have chosen.


Last Modified on August 22, 2022