Undergraduate Admissions


undergraduate admission

first-time freshman requirements

* For international undergraduate admissions, see below.

You will qualify for regular admission as a first-time freshman (FTF) if you:

  1. Have graduated from high school
  2. Have a qualifiable eligibility index (see  Eligibility Index Table), and
  3. Have completed with grades of "C" or better the required comprehensive pattern of college-preparatory subjects as follows: 
    English: 4 years 
    Mathematics: 3 years including Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II 
    S. History and Social Science: 2 years 
    Science: 2 years with laboratory (1 biological and 1 physical, both with labs) 
    Foreign Language: 2 years in the same language 
    Visual and Performing Arts: 1 year (art, dance, drama/theater or music) 
    Electives: 1 year

 

SAT/ACT
First-time freshman are required to submit scores from either the SAT I (Scholastic Assessment Test) or ACT (American College Test). Test scores are also used for advising and placement purposes. Registration forms and dates for the SAT or ACT are available from high school or college counselors or from a CSU campus testing office. For more information and to register you can also visit www.collegeboard.com  (SAT) or www.act.org  (ACT).


When to apply

The College of Engineering and Computer Science only accepts students for the fall semester. The application period for fall admission opens the previous October 1. The application period for fall admission closes the previous November 30. Please visit the  Admissions & Records  website for more information.


how to apply

Submit an online application and pay the $55 application fee online at  Cal State Apply.  If you cannot access the application online you can print out a hard copy. Mail the application and $55 check or money order made out to CSUF to:


Office of Admissions and Records 
California State University, Fullerton 
P.O. Box 6900 
Fullerton, CA 92834-6900

Your application will be received faster and therefore processed more quickly if you apply and pay online. Your application cannot be processed until payment has been received.


high school transcripts

Once you have submitted your application send an official copy of your high school transcript. If you have taken any courses at a university or college, you will also need to send official transcripts from those institutions to the above address.

Office of Admissions and Records 
California State University, Fullerton 
P.O. Box 6900 
Fullerton, CA 92834-6900


upper-division transfer requirements


You will qualify for admission as an upper-division transfer student if you:

  1. Have earned 60 or more transferable semester (90 or more quarters) units
  2. Have a grade point average of 2.0 (C or better) in all transferable units attempted
  3. Are in good standing at the last college or university attended, and
  4. Have completed at least 30 semester units of college course work with a grade of C or better in each course to be selected from courses in English, arts and humanities, social science, science and mathematics at a level at least equivalent to courses that meet general education requirements. The 30 units must include all of the general education requirements in communication in the English language and critical thinking (at least 9 semester units) and the requirement in mathematics/quantitative reasoning (usually 3 semester units) OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements in English communication and mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning.

As circumstances may warrant, minimum grade point average (GPA) and units of required general education are subject to change. The most current information is available at  Cal State Apply.  Beginning with Fall 2006 admission, upper-division transfer applicants may choose to complete the Lower-Division Transfer Pattern by Major.

 

TRANSCRIPTS
Once you have submitted your online application send official copies of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended since high school to:

Office of Admissions and Records 
California State University, Fullerton 
P.O. Box 6900 
Fullerton, CA 92834-6900

Upper division transfer students are not required to submit SAT I (Scholastic Assessment Test) or ACT (American College Test) scores.


status

You can check the status of your application to a bachelor's program by logging onto  www.fullerton.edu/titanonline  with your CWID (Campus Wide ID) and PIN (Personal Identification Number). Both were provided to you in a letter sent by the Office of Admissions and Records shortly after you applied. If you do not know your CWID you can access that information at  https://my.fullerton.edu/csufcwid/  by providing your name and social security number. You may also present photo identification at the Admissions and Records Service Center in Langsdorf Hall, Room 114 to receive your CWID and PIN. If you are unable to come to the CSUF campus please call the Office of Admissions and Records at (714) 278-2300.


fees

Visit the  Student Financial Services  page for fee information. The link to "Fee Information" on the left will give you information on Registration Fees (required for all students) and Non-Resident Tuition (required for students who are not legal residents of California for residency purposes). Information about residency (http://www.fullerton.edu/catalog/admissions_and_registration/undergrad.asp#res_deter) is available.

Scholarships available to students in the College of Engineering and Computer Science can be found at  http://www.fullerton.edu/ecs/scholarships.htm. Information about Financial Aid (including scholarships, loans, and grants) can be found at  http://www.fullerton.edu/financialaid/index.htm.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

More information about undergraduate admissions can be found at Admissions and Records and the Catalog. Information about transfer credit (AP, community college, etc.) is also available. You can also use www.assist.org to determine whether or not courses you've taken at a community college are equivalent to courses at CSUF.


 
International Undergraduate Admissions


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requirements

In order to meet the minimum requirements for undergraduate (bachelor's degree) admission, international applicants who are graduates of secondary schools must have preparation equivalent to that required of eligible California high school graduates. You must have completed all requirements of the secondary school and have proof of your degree. Applications from international students who have completed a two-year program in an accredited institution of higher education, in good standing and with a good academic record, will be considered for undergraduate transfer status.


Freshman  applicants who graduated from a secondary school outside of the United States are not required to take the SAT I (Scholastic Assessment Test) or ACT (American College Test).

Transfer  or graduate applicants do not need to take the SAT or ACT.

International  students who have attended or graduated from a United States high school are required to submit SAT or ACT scores. Registration forms and dates for the SAT or ACT are available from high school or college counselors or from a CSU campus testing office.  For more information and to register you can also visit www.collegeboard.com  (SAT) or www.act.org  (ACT).

 

TRANSCRIPTS  
Freshman  (first year undergraduate) admission, an official transcript with grades for each semester and proof of degree is required from your secondary school.

Transfer  (third year undergraduate) admission, an official transcript is required for each university or college attended since secondary school (you do not need to send records from your secondary school). Transcripts and degree certificates issued in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

Submit your transcript to the following address:

International Admissions  
2600 Nutwood Avenue, Suite 950  
Fullerton, CA 92831. USA

TOEFL/IELTS
If your native language is not English, you must submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) scores before your application can be processed.

Test

Minimum Score

TOEFL

500 paper-based/61 internet-based

IELTS

5.5

You must submit TOEFL/IELTS scores even if you are a US citizen or have been living and working in the United States for many years since you received your degree. The CSUF policy is based on where you attended school, not your citizenship or how long you have been in the United States.

You have two options to submit your test score:

  1. You can have your test score sent by the testing service to CSU Fullerton (the school code is 4589).

                    OR
  1. Submit an official scorecard along with your supporting documents to:

International Admissions 
2600 Nutwood Avenue, Suite 950 
Fullerton, CA 92831. USA

TOEFL/IETLS scores are not required if you have attended for at least three years, full-time, an educational institution at the secondary level or above in the United States. 


American Language Program
Students who do not meet the minimum TOEFL or IELTS requirement may be eligible to enroll in the American Language Program (ALP), where academic English instruction is provided to prepare students to become successful in a university degree program. Advanced students may take one or more university courses for credit. Conditional admission to CSUF through ALP is available for all undergraduate and graduate majors in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Please visit  http://www.internationaladmissions.fullerton.edu/conditional-admission  or email  applyinternational@fullerton.edu  for more information.


how to apply

Submit an online application and pay the $55 application fee online at  Cal State Apply.  If you cannot access the application online you can print out a hard copy. Mail the application and $55 check or money order made out to CSUF to:


Office of Admissions and Records 
California State University, Fullerton 
P.O. Box 6900 
Fullerton, CA 92834-6900

Your application will be received faster and therefore processed more quickly if you apply and pay online. Your application cannot be processed until payment has been received.


When to apply

Please visit the  Admissions & Records  website for deadline information.


financial documents

International applicants who need a new or transfer I-20 must submit an  International Student Financial Statement and AffidavitPDF File  accompanied by a bank statement and passport copy. Students sponsored by an international organization or home government agency must include a letter of scholarship support specifying CSUF and your proposed degree and program of study. You cannot be issued an I-20 until you are admitted to CSUF and have submitted the required financial documents. If you have questions about the financial documents, please contact the Office of International Admissions at  applyinternational@fullerton.edu  or (657) 278-8011.


student visas

International applicants who are admitted to CSUF will be issued form I-20, which is used to obtain an F-1 student visa from a U.S. embassy or consulate overseas. Students transferring from another U.S. institution will use form I-20 to apply for transfer authorization through the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The Office of International Student Services  will process your I-20 paperwork once you have been admitted. An I-20 cannot be issued if you have not submitted your International Student Financial Statement and other appropriate financial documents.


health insurance requirement

Effective August 1, 1995, as a condition of receiving an I-20 or IAP-66 form, all F-1 and J-1 visa applicants must agree to obtain and maintain health insurance as a condition of registration and continued enrollment in the California State University. Such insurance must be in amounts as specified by the United States Information Agency (USIA) and NAFSA: Association of International Educators. The campus president or designee shall determine which insurance policies meet these criteria. Further information may be obtained from the  Office of International Student Services .


status

You can check the status of your application to a bachelor's program by logging onto  my.fullerton.edu  with your CWID (Campus Wide ID) and PIN (Personal Identification Number). Both were provided to you in a letter sent by the Office of Admissions and Records shortly after you applied. You may also present photo identification at the Admissions and Records Service Center in Langsdorf Hall, Room 114 to receive your CWID and PIN. If you are unable to come to the CSUF campus please call the Office of International Admissions at  applyinternational@fullerton.edu  or (657) 278-8011.


fees

Visit the  Student Financial Services  page for fee information. The link to "Fee Information" on the left will give you information on Registration Fees (required for all students), Non-Resident Tuition (required for students who are not legal residents of California for residency purposes. Students on an F-1 visa  must  pay Non-Resident Tuition every semester.

Scholarships available to students in the College of Engineering and Computer Science can be found at  http://www.fullerton.edu/ecs/scholarships.htm. ECS has a limited number of Non-Resident Tuition waivers available to entering master's students. All international applications will be reviewed for a Non-Resident Fee Waiver; additional paperwork is not required. International students are not eligible for federal loans or grants.


Additional Resources

More information about admissions can be found at  Admissions and Records  and the  Catalog .


Questions?

Contact International Admissions at  applyinternational@fullerton.edu  or (657) 278 8011. You may also schedule an appointment to meet with an international admissions counselor in the College Park building, Suite 200 (campus map:  http://fullerton.edu/international/_resources/files/campus_map.pdfPDF File ).