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).

You have what it takes to be successful! Take the opportunity!

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Application Process

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

Online Application


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

Congratulations! Here are your next steps.

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

View initial Self-Service sign-in instructions.

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. View instructions on setting up your email account.