Fresno State will accept a limited number of student applications for the spring 2019 semester from new, upper-division transfer applicants and graduate students starting on Aug. 1. The application deadline for upper-division transfer applicants is Aug. 31. The deadline for graduate admissions (for select programs) is Nov. 1.

Since 2015, Fresno State has been an impacted campus, meaning the University receives more qualified applicants than its state funding model will support. This makes admission to Fresno State increasingly competitive — meeting the minimum California State University requirements does not guarantee admission to Fresno State.

For the fall 2018 semester, a record 26,000 students applied for admission for about 5,400 slots.

Only students in these two categories are eligible for spring admission:

  • New upper division transfer applicants from local area community colleges who have completed all transfer admission requirements by earning an Associate Degree for Transfer by the end of fall 2018 (SB 1440 program). The minimum GPA for admission is 2.75. Visit the Fresno State website for a list of local community colleges.
  • Graduate and post baccalaureate: open to new and returning applicants in selected graduate and credential programs.

“As in previous years, Fresno State will limit admissions for the spring semester to new, upper-division transfer applicants and graduate students. Interested first-time freshmen, lower-division transfers, upper-division transfers who will not receive an Associate Degree for Transfer and returning students will need to wait for the fall 2019 semester to apply,” said Dr. Malisa Lee, associate vice president of enrollment management in the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Fresno State.

Fresno State is also accepting applications for post-baccalaureate students. Students are encouraged to visit for more information and deadline dates on specific graduate programs.

Students can apply online at starting on Aug. 1. Information regarding spring admission and document deadlines is available online.

For more information, contact Admissions and Recruitment at 559.278.2261.

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