If you are considering submitting an applicationto CSU Fresno, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is November 30 and the fee for the application is $70. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
California State University, Fresno does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
CSU Fresno is aslightly difficult school to get into. CSU Fresno evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, CSU Fresno **accepted 58% of students, around 10,500 of the 18,122 students who applied.
Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like CSU Fresno, MIN Admissions to physical therapy, athletic training programs is program very difficult.
Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to CSU Fresno must submit the following items. Double check with CSU Fresno's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Out of all students that were admitted, 100% submitted a class rank. At CSU Fresno 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 80% were in the top 25% and 100% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At California State University, Fresno, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
CSU Fresno does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2020, 97% of CSU Fresno's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 30.1% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other CSU Fresno applicants, you should strive to earn between 950 and 1130 (or higher!) on the SAT. At CSU Fresno 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1130 and 25% of scored lower than 950, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of CSU Fresno students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of CSU Fresno students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.
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To be most competitive at CSU Fresno, you should strive to earn between 16 and 22 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for CSU Fresno's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.
A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for CSU Fresno students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.
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For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to CSU Fresno.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is November 30.
Transfer students can enroll in CSU Fresno during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to CSU Fresno?
Students who are admitted to CSU Fresno must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does CSU Fresno accept transfer credits?
CSU Fresno accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does CSU Fresno accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
CSU Fresno accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to CSU Fresno?
CSU Fresno. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
How hard is it to get into CSU Fresno? CSU Fresno is a less selective institution. The CSU Fresno acceptance rate is 58%. This means that the institution accepts 57 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CSU Fresno is Nov 30.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CSU Fresno is Nov 30.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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