You qualify for regular admission as a first-time freshman if you'll:
Be a high school graduate
Please note: college credit is not allowed beyond the summer immediately following high school graduation.
Have completed your A-G Requirements
You must earn grades of C or better for each of the courses in the comprehensive pattern of college preparatory subject requirements (known as the A-G Requirements). The CSU will accept grades of "Credit" or "Pass" to satisfy "a-g" requirements completed during winter, spring or summer 2020 terms.
|Requirements (A-G Courses)||Years required|
|A. History/Social Science:
1 year of U.S. history or 1 semester U.S. history and 1 semester civics or American government
1 year social science or history
College preparatory English composition and literature
College preparatory — three 1-year courses in algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra or algebra II
or a 3-year-long sequence such as Math 1, 2, 3 or integrated math 1, 2, 3
|3 years (4 recommended)|
|D. Laboratory Science
1 year biological science w/lab (i.e., biology, anatomy, physiology)
1 year physical science w/lab (i.e., chemistry, physics)
|E. Language Other Than English
2 years in the same language (may be satisfied by demonstrating equivalent competence in another language)
|F. Visual & Performing Arts
1 year in the same discipline: Art, dance, theater/drama, music
|G. College Prep Electives
To be selected from the above A-F areas and other approved electives
|View a full list of a-g courses for your High School|
Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
- California residents and graduates of California high schools must meet a minimum GPA of 2.5 in A-G coursework taken in grades 10, 11, and 12.
- Non-California residents and graduates of non-California high schools must meet a minimum GPA of 3.0 or greater in college preparatory coursework taken in grades 10, 11, and 12.
Fall 2022 Prospective First-Time Freshmen
Current High School Juniors
The CSU will consider grades of "credit" or "pass" to satisfy "a-g" requirements completed during winter, spring, summer or fall 2020 terms and during winter, spring or summer 2021 terms.
All other coursework must be graded and a grade of C- or better must be earned for the course to satisfy “a-g” requirements. Grades of credit/pass or no credit/no pass will not be included in the calculation of high school GPA.
English and Mathematics
The CSU strongly recommends that ALL students enroll in a yearlong senior-year English course and a mathematics/quantitative reasoning course as student-specific Early Assessment Program (EAP) guidance may not be available at the time of senior year course registration.
These courses could include Expository Reading and Writing (ERWC), Math Reasoning with Connections (MRWC), weighted honors and International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) or other advanced courses.
ACT and SAT Tests
ACT/SAT examinations will not be used to determine admission eligibility for the 2022-2023 academic year.
The CSU will continue to honor Advanced Placement exams on which scores of 3, 4, or 5 are earned, regardless of the delivery mode of the exam.
If we determine that there is space available after Stan State admits all eligible applicants, we will review students in the following categories:
- 2.0 – 2.49 GPA in-state applicants (completed all A – G)
- 2.47 and 2.99 GPA out-of-state applicants (completed all A – G)
We will consider the following factors:
- "A-G" GPA
- "A-G" courses above 15-unit
- Low Income
- School Free & Reduced Lunch
- First Generation
- Educational Programs
- Work Experience
- Extracurricular Activities
- Foster Youth Services
Additional students may be admitted based on their Multi-Factor Admission Score based on enrollment capacity.
Pre-Nursing Impaction for Fall 2021
The pre-nursing major is designed to prepare students for the nursing program at Stanislaus State. Pre-nursing students complete the pre-requisite courses for the major. Successful students must submit a supplemental application to the nursing program upon completion of pre-nursing prerequisites.
Applications for the pre-nursing major will be evaluated based on the following factors:
- High school GPA of 3.5 or higher in grades 10, 11, and 12.
- High school English GPA of 3.3 or higher
- Weighted math GPA 3.5 or higher and completed an approved year-long math course beyond Algebra 2 (C- or better)
- High school Biology and Chemistry with grade of B (3.0 GPA) or better
How to Make Up Missing Courses
Students who are struggling to pass a high school class in the CSU “a-g” requirements risk having their admission offer rescinded. However, if you do not pass a required class, you can make up this course in the summer of 2021 by enrolling in adult school or summer school to make up the course and meet admissions requirements.
In order to prevent your admission from being rescinded, fill out our summer coursework request form to let us know about your intention to meet you’re “a-g” requirement this summer. You will need to provide proof of course enrollment at the time of submission. The deadline to submit this form is June 4.
If your request for summer coursework is approved, your admission will remain conditional until we receive proof that you passed the course and are eligible to attend Stanislaus State. If you cannot prove you are admissible prior to the fall semester, your offer of admission will be officially rescinded.