Fresno State is accepting applications for fall 2015 admission Oct. 1 through midnight Nov. 30.

On Oct. 9, the California State University will hold a Google Plus Hangout with Nathan Evans, CSU director of enrollment management services, answering questions live. Prospective students and their families can tune in at 4 p.m. and send questions in advance on Twitter to @calstate or on the CSU Facebook page at

After the Nov. 30 deadline, Fresno State and most CSU campuses will stop accepting applications. For additional insight into making their college decision, students are encouraged to use the CSU’s degree database that provides potential students with a comprehensive listing of all undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the 23 campuses

Fresno State is designated as an impacted campus for admission of new freshmen and upper-division transfers. Freshman applicants from Fresno State’s designated local area (Fresno, Kings, Madera and Tulare counties and other designated school districts outsides these counties) will be admitted if they meet minimum California State University system admission requirements.

Students from elsewhere will be ranked based on an eligibility index that considers high school GPA and test scores and will be admitted on a space-available basis.

Upper-division transfer applicants who have the majority of their transferable units from the designated local area’s community colleges will be accommodated at Fresno State if they meet minimum CSU admission requirements. Local colleges include College of the Sequoias, Fresno City College, Merced College, Modesto Junior College, Reedley College, West Hills Community College and West Hills College-Lemoore.

Upper-division transfer applicants from other colleges and universities will be considered on a space-available basis if they have a minimum 2.75 GPA or higher in all transfer work.

Returning Fresno State students will be accommodated on a space-available basis, with priority given to upper-division returnees who have completed general education-breadth requirements in English composition, oral communication, critical thinking and mathematics.

Other fall 2015 application tentative deadlines:

  • Returning students, Feb. 1
  • Credential applicants, April
  • Graduate and doctoral applicants, April 1

For more information about fall 2015 admission, visit  Students are encouraged to apply online at

CSU Mentor is the best system-wide source for updated information on applying to campuses and programs.  Among the new features available through CSU Mentor, current high school students can initiate their application from

The next step after applying is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  More than half of all CSU undergraduates receive enough in financial aid to cover the full cost of their tuition fees.  CSU students also benefit from one of the lowest tuition rates in the nation as tuition fees have remained at the same level since 2011.

Information about graduate degrees and document deadlines for specific programs is available at www.fresnostate/gradstudies.

Additional information is available from the Admissions and Records office at 559.278.2261.

Related links:

  • CSU Press Release All CSU Campuses to Begin Accepting Applications for Fall 2015 on October 1.