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Colleges / California State University, Stanislaus

California State University, Stanislaus

Turlock, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate89%
Acceptance Rate89%

CSU Stanislaus Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to CSU Stanislaus, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is November 30 and the application fee is $70.

Students who apply to CSU Stanislaus for fall should hear back from CSU Stanislaus by November 1.

CSU Stanislaus Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of CSU Stanislaus's admissions stats.

CSU Stanislaus 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Waitlist No

California State University, Stanislaus Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for California State University, Stanislaus.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes November 30 November 1

Considering Applying Early to CSU Stanislaus?

CSU Stanislaus does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on California State University, Stanislaus Admissions

How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to CSU Stanislaus?

It is moderately difficult to get into CSU Stanislaus. 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 all applicants, about 6,374 from 7,136 applicants.

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.

Transferring to California State University, Stanislaus

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to CSU Stanislaus

CSU Stanislaus has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does CSU Stanislaus Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at CSU Stanislaus

Curious about the factors that are considered by CSU Stanislaus during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important

Make sure to check with CSU Stanislaus for more information on admission factors.

CSU Stanislaus 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to CSU Stanislaus, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with CSU Stanislaus's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into CSU Stanislaus?

Students admitted to CSU Stanislaus have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5. CSU Stanislaus considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

CSU Stanislaus does not 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.

More Information on 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:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to CSU Stanislaus?

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

What is CSU Stanislaus's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for CSU Stanislaus is 89%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at CSU Stanislaus?

❌ CSU Stanislaus does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About CSU Stanislaus?

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CSU Stanislaus Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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.


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

CSU Stanislaus ACT Scores


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CSU Stanislaus SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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CSU Stanislaus GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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