Application and Eligibility

You are the first. Your time is now!

The Program for Academic & Career Excellence serves students who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Admitted or enrolled as an undergraduate student at CSU, Stanislaus
  • Hispanic or underserved
  • First-generation (a student is considered first-generation if neither of the parents/guardians earned a

      baccalaureate degree or higher).

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Application Process

  • Complete and submit the PACE Application (downloadable PDF available below)
  • Receive a decision notification via your CSU Stan email account.  Applications will be processed in April.

Download Application

Applications may be submitted four ways:

  1. Email to
  2. Fax to (209) 664-7130
  3. Drop off at the PACE office located in the Mary Stuart Rogers Building (MSR) 245
  4. Mail to PACE One University Circle Turlock, CA 95382


You’ve been admitted to CSU Stanislaus.  What’s next?

Congratulations! Here are your next steps.

Admission Requirement


Declare intent to enroll

Visit myCSUSTAN at to accept your admission.

May 1st

Pay enrollment deposit

Students are required to submit a $200 deposit upon accepting admission to secure a spot in the incoming class. This nonrefundable deposit will be applied toward tuition fees at the time of registration.

May 1st

Take the English (EPT) & Mathematics (ELM) Placement Tests

If you are not otherwise exempt, you must test for English and Mathematics placement immediately, but no later than May. If you are required to test but do not, you will not be able to enroll.

End of May

Register to attend New Student Orientation (NSO)

New students are required to attend an orientation. Registration opens February 1st. To register visit

May 30th

Early Start - Confirm campus

Students who have not fulfilled the Entry Level Math and/or English Placement Test proficiency requirements are re­quired to begin remediation during the summer before coming to the CSU through the Early Start program. Students subject to Early Start requirements will be notified and given detailed information after testing.­missions/freshman/earlystartFAQ.html

June 1st

Submit final official transcripts

Final official transcripts from your high school must be postmarked by July 15. Check your student portal at for required transcripts.

July 15th


Printable Freshman Checklist.



MyCSUSTAN provides convenient, reliable, and secure access to information and self-service transactions. MyCSUSTAN Self-Service allows you to:

Applicant View

  • View the status of your application
  • Declare Intent to Enroll
  • View Financial Aid Status
  • Accept/Decline Financial Aid
  • View To Do List
  • View Holds
  • Update your address and phone number

Student View

  • View Class Schedule
  • Add or drop a class
  • Search for classes
  • View academic history
  • View Grades
  • View Degree Audit
  • View Holds
  • View To Do List
  • View Financial Aid Status
  • Accept/Decline Financial Aid
  • View Account Summary
  • Update address and phone number

For initial Self-Service sign-in instructions click here

Email is an official means of communication at California State University, Stanislaus. It is your responsibility as a student to monitor your university email account or miss important information about your enrollment status, registration, tuition and fees, financial aid and more. For instructions on setting up your email account click here.