Freshman Admissions

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Application Period

Fall 2021 Application

October 1 - December 4

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


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