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Criteria Effective Fall 2018 Freshmen Criteria

Priority processing dates for all applicants except International applicants

Fall 2018 April 1 SAT CODE 1118

Type of Student

Fall 2018 April 1 SAT CODE 1118 Spring 2019 September 1 ACT CODE  0992 Summer 2018 March 1 FINANCIAL AID (FAFSA) CODE  001694
Type of Student ACT or SAT Recommended Courses Supporting Documents
Beginning Freshman Home School ACT 16

SAT 880 Sum of Math and Reading Test

GED 225

ACT 16

SAT 880  Sum of Math and Reading Test
Minimum gpa 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.4 English units 3 Math units 3 Social Studies units 3 Science units with lab 2 Elective units
  • 6th semester transcript acceptable before graduation, GED required if non-high school graduate or graduate of non-accredited school.
  • Official transcripts from home-schooling guilds or associations.
  • Test Results
  • Personal Statement
  • Letter of Recommendation 
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Transfer student (Less than 24 semester/36 quarter hours) International students should check the International page.
Must submit ACT/SAT. Minimum 2.0 gpa (4.0 scale) on all prior college transfer courses.
4 English units
3 Math units
3 Social Studies
3 Science with Lab
2 Elective 
Final high school transcript and official transcript from each college or university attended, GED required if non-high school graduate or graduate of non-accredited school.
Transfer student (24 semester/36 quarter hours or more) International students should check the International page.
Does not apply.
Minimum 2.0 gpa (4.0 scale) on all prior college work. Exceptions may apply in unique circumstances.
Official transcript from each college or university attended.
Undergraduate At Large (Visiting student) Does not apply. Must be in good academic standing from the last college attended. Transcript from last college attended or letter of good standing from registrar.
(Former CSU student) Readmit Does not apply. Does not apply. If the student attended other institutions since leaving CSU they must present transcripts to the Office of Evaluations.
Reinstatement Former CSU student Dropped for Poor Scholarship DPS) Does not apply. Cumulative 2.0 gpa on a 4.0 scale. Petition for Reinstatement and official transcripts from each college or university attended since you were dismissed from CSU.
Second Bachelors Degree Does not apply. Cumulative 2.0 gpa on a 4.0 scale.  Official transcript from each college or university attended.