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Colleges / California State University, Stanislaus

CSU Stanislaus Admissions

If you want to apply to CSU Stanislaus, the regular decision application deadline 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 who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than November 1.

Applying Early to CSU Stanislaus?

California State University, Stanislaus 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.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into California State University, Stanislaus

Getting into CSU Stanislaus is moderately difficult. CSU Stanislaus evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, CSU Stanislaus **accepted 89% of students, around 6,374 of the 7,136 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like CSU Stanislaus, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does CSU Stanislaus Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at CSU Stanislaus

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Not Considered
Volunteer Work Not Considered

CSU Stanislaus Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to CSU Stanislaus must submit the following items. Double check with CSU Stanislaus'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) 3
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into CSU Stanislaus?

Students admitted to CSU Stanislaus have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At California State University, Stanislaus, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 17.7%
3.50 and 3.74 20%
3.25 and 3.49 21%
3.00 and 3.24 16.2%
2.50 and 2.9 11.2%
2.00 and 2.49 1.8%
CSU Stanislaus doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

CSU Stanislaus 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.

Transferring to California State University, Stanislaus

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to CSU Stanislaus.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is November 30.

Transfer students can enroll in CSU Stanislaus during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term

CSU Stanislaus Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to CSU Stanislaus?

Students who are admitted to CSU Stanislaus must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does CSU Stanislaus accept transfer credits?

CSU Stanislaus accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. CSU Stanislaus accepts:

DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

Does CSU Stanislaus accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

CSU Stanislaus accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to CSU Stanislaus?

CSU Stanislaus. is not test optional. Test scores are will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

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CSU Stanislaus Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

89%

How hard is it to get into CSU Stanislaus? CSU Stanislaus is a somewhat selective institution. The CSU Stanislaus acceptance rate is 89%. This means that the institution accepts 89 out of every 100 applicants.

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CSU Stanislaus Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Nov 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Nov 30

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CSU Stanislaus is Nov 30.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CSU Stanislaus is Nov 30.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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CSU Stanislaus GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.47

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At CSU Stanislaus, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.47. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

11,163

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

89%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,644

Out-of-State

$19,524

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Nov 30
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