Freshmen First Steps


Choosing a college can seem overwhelming - check out a few tips below on how to be proactive in preparing your first steps in applying!

Preparing to apply

It’s important to be proactive and prepared when getting ready to apply to college. Students are encouraged to start planning early – and it’s never too early!

When can I apply?

  • Applications are open from October 1st - November 30th

How can I apply?

CSU Mentor is not only where students submit their application to CSUF, but it is also a resourceful tool that can help students plan their pathway to college!

Financial Aid

Your college education is an investment in your future and at Cal State Fullerton education is an exceptional value. If you are concerned about the costs of attending college, it’s important to know that our Financial Aid Office currently assists 68 percent of our students with loans, grants and scholarships. We also offer information workshops to help you and your parents determine the type of financial aid that is best for you!

For more information, please visit the financial aid websiteOpens in new window .

Explore Programs and Degrees

CSUF offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide variety of fields. Many offer opportunities to specialize in a concentration or special emphasis area within a degree program.

For complete information about degree programs visit admissions and records website.

Explore Student Life

Choosing the right college is important! At our campus you will find an inviting, comfortable atmosphere where it’s easy to be yourself in a diverse student community that reflects our multicultural population.

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