Start your admission process at Cal State Apply. Visit each of our program admissions pages for more detailed information about the steps to completing your application. If you are having difficutly with the Cal State Apply process please scroll down for suggestions and to view our program Tip Guides.

about Cal State Apply 

Cal State ApplyOpens in new window (CSA) is the application portal for all CSUs. Perspective students should review all guides and FAQsOpens in new window available on the main CSA site for instructions on how to complete an application. Technical issues within the application should be directed to the CSA Help CenterOpens in new window , which has live chat available. 

Cal State Apply Tip Guides

We understand that Cal State Apply can be challenging navigate so it is highly recommended to attend one of the virtual Zoom Workshops to assist with the Cal State Apply application process.  However, if you are unable to attend please view your programs "Tip Guide" to get a better understanding of how to process your application.

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California State University programs for professions that require licensure or certification are intended to prepare the student to meet California licensure and certification requirements. Admission into programs for professions that require licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the California State University and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time.

The California State University has not determined whether its programs meet other states’ educational or professional requirements for licensure and certification. Students enrolled in a California State University program who are planning to pursue licensure or certification in other states are responsible for determining whether they will meet their state’s requirements for licensure or certification. This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).

If you are an International Student, please be sure to seek advisement from International Student Services. International Student ServicesOpens in new window provides advising to international students on F or J status on immigration, personal, social and cultural matters.