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CSU Fresno
CSU Fresno
5241 North Maple Avenue
Fresno, CA 93740

Official telephone: (559) 278-4240
Fax number: (559) 278-4715

Website: www.fresnostate.edu


Screen last updated on: October 13, 2014

The admissions information below is valid for the 2012 academic year.

CSU Fresno

Admissions Office

Admissions officer:
Tina Beddall,
Director of Admissions, Records, and Evaluations
Contacting the office:
559 278-2191
559 278-4812 (fax)

First-time Freshman Application Process & Requirements

Is there an application deadline for fall?
Priority filing date for fall:
October 1
Final filing date for fall:
November 30
Percent of freshmen who enter in terms other than fall:
Application fee:
Can the application fee be waived?
Are refunds available on the application fee?
Is the Common Application form accepted?
Supplemental forms required for those using Common Application:
Admissions requirements:
Minimum grade of 'C' in listed secondary school units required; minimum eligibility index of 2900 for SAT Reasoning (694 for ACT) required of in-state applicants; minimum eligibility index of 3502 for SAT Reasoning (842 for ACT) required of out-of-state applicants. In-state applicants with minimum 3.0 GPA and out-of-state applicants with minimum 3.61 GPA are eligible regardless of test scores.
High school graduation is:
required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is:
Campus visit is:
neither required nor recommended
Interview is:
neither required nor recommended
Standardized test requirements:
SAT or ACT required
School's test preference:
no preference
Aside from admissions, test scores are used for:
Dates test scores should be received:
January 15 for SAT/ACT, January 15 for SAT Subject Test
High school units required or recommended:
1 required
4 required
Foreign language:
2 required
1 required
1 required
3 required
1 required
Social studies:
1 required
Academic electives:
1 required
15 required
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible:
School has formalized early decision program:
School has early action program:
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school:

First-time Freshman Selection Process

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report very important
  • class rank not considered
  • recommendations not considered
  • standardized test scores very important
  • essay not considered
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview not considered
  • extracurricular activities not considered
  • particular talent/ability not considered
  • character/personal qualities not considered
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence considered
  • state residency not considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work not considered
  • work experience not considered
Average secondary school GPA:
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA:
Average SAT:
458 verbal, 471 math, 929 combined
Combined SAT middle 50% range:
810 - 1040
ACT writing middle 50% range:
8 - 19
Combined ACT middle 50% range:
17 - 22
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT scores:
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score:

Undergraduate Notification for Fall Term

Notification of admission:
on a rolling basis
Acceptance of admission:
must accept by May 1

First-time Freshman Enrollment

Number of completed applications received:
Number of applicants offered admission:
9,352 (60%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled:
2,925 (31%)
School has a waiting list policy:
Percent of freshmen who came from public schools:
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state:
Room deposit amount:
Admission may be deferred:

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