Freshman 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 is important to be proactive and prepared when getting ready to apply to college. We encourage you to start planning early and get a head start on your education journey!
When do I apply?
- Applications are open from October 1st - December 15th
How do I apply?
- Apply online at Cal State Apply
Cal State Apply is not only where you can submit your application to CSUF, but it is also a resourceful tool that can help you plan your pathway to college!
Your college education is an investment in your future and here at CSUF, education is an exceptional value. If you are concerned about the costs of attending college, it is 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 website .
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 is easy to be yourself in a diverse student community that reflects our multicultural population.