Freshmen Admissions

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Next Application Period

Fall 2018 Application

October 1 - November 30

Freshmen 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 qualifiable eligibility index


Test Score Requirement

SAT/ACT test scores are required unless you have a grade point average of 3.00 or above. Test scores must be sent electronically from either the American College Test (ACT) or the College Board (for SAT). Even if SAT/ACT is not required for admissions eligibility, they are highly encouraged as these tests can be used for placement purposes.

To send test scores electronically go to the appropriate website:
SAT ( – To release your SAT scores to Stanislaus State use code 4713. Or use the Cal State Apply Code of 3594, this will allow ALL CSU campuses to utilize your SAT scores.
ACT ( – To release your ACT scores to Stanislaus State use code 0435. Scores can only be released to individual campuses.

The New Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

In March 2016, the College Board began administering a redesigned SAT. Most first-time freshmen entering in fall 2017 or later will have been administered the new test.
The CSU will accept the Evidence Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) and the Mathematics section scores of the SAT to determine the applicant's CSU minimum eligibility index. The SAT eligibility index formula will remain the same.
Beginning with the Fall 2018 admission application cycle the CSU minimum Eligibility Index needed for California High School graduates will increase to 2950.

Admissions Application Cycle In-State Minimum Eligibility Index Out-of-State Minimum Eligibility Index
Fall 2017 admissions 2900 3502
Beginning Fall 2018 admissions 2950 3570