Freshman Admission

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Application Period

Fall 2021 Application

October 1 - February 1

Freshman Eligibility

You qualify for regular admission as a first-time freshman if you'll:


Be a high school graduate



Have completed your A-G Requirements



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


Supplemental Criteria

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Students who are struggling to pass a high school class in the CSU “a-g” requirements risk having their admission offer rescinded.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.