Depending upon your application cycle, some of the content below may not apply to you. If you have any questions, including questions about something you do not see listed below, please contact Cal State Apply Customer Service.
Social Security Number
If you have a US Social Security number you are required to include it on admission application forms to all CSU campuses pursuant to Section 41201, Title 5, Code of California Regulations and Section 6109 of the Internal Revenue Code.
CSU campuses may use the Social Security number to identify your student records maintained in your association with the campus and, if needed, to help collect debts owed the university.
The Internal Revenue Service requires the university to file information returns that include the student's Social Security number and other information, such as the amount paid for qualified tuition, related expenses, and interest on educational loans. That information is used to help determine whether you, or a person claiming you as a dependent, may take a credit or deduction to reduce federal income taxes. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in a $50 penalty, assessed by the IRS under Section 6723. In addition, this information is utilized to match your application to academic records, financial aid applications, and other documents.
If you have qualified for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and subsequently been issued a Social Security Number, please enter the number.
International students, nonresident aliens, and other exceptions who do not have a Social Security number may check the box, indicating that you do not have a Social Security Number. Unless you are prohibited by law, you should obtain a Social Security number and submit it to the university by the time you begin enrollment. Failure to furnish your correct Social Security number may result in the imposition of a penalty by the Internal Revenue Service.
Statewide Student ID (Undergraduate Only)
This section only applies to undergraduate applicants in the 2021-2022 cycle.
If applicable, enter your Statewide Student ID (SSID), a unique 10-digit number assigned to you if you attended a public California K-12 school. The number is located on your California high school transcript. If you did not attend a public high school in California, leave this section blank. Do not enter your Social Security Number in this field.
Select your native language (the language of your birth). If you speak additional languages, click Add Another Language. Then, select the language(s) and the level of your proficiency in each.
Your anticipated US Military Status will carry over automatically from the Extended Profile. If you would like to make changes, click on your name in the upper right and then Extended Profile.
Military Application Questions
Select your current US Military Status. If you would like to make changes to your US Military Status, click on your name in the upper right and then Extended Profile.
Military Dependent Question
Use the drop-down to indicate whether you are a dependent of a US military service member, including Active Duty, National Guard, Reserves, or a Veteran discharged from military services.
If you are currently serving or have ever served in the US military, submit a copy of your Joint Services Transcript or your Community College of the Air Force transcript for evaluation by the campus Admissions Office.
If you are a veteran or a dependent of a veteran who is eligible to receive GI Bill benefits, and you believe you are eligible under the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-146), Section 702, for in-state tuition, send a copy of your DD 214 and GI Bill Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the campus Admissions Office. They can determine your eligibility for a non-resident tuition waiver.
Indicate whether you are in good standing with the last academic institution you attended.
Academic Infractions and Conduct
Indicate whether you have ever been disciplined for academic performance or student conduct violations, or if you have been academically disqualified at any college or university. Depending on your responses, you may be required to enter explanations in the space provided.
Teacher or Other Education Credential Information for Graduate Applicants
This question only applies to graduate applicants. Use the drop-down to select your interest in obtaining your teacher or other educational credential. If applicable, select your credential objective. These questions are optional.
Indicate whether you are interested in checking your eligibility for monthly food assistance, which can be used towards groceries through the CalFresh program.
For more information on the CalFresh program, visit www.calstate.edu/basicneeds/calfresh.
CA Promise (Undergraduate Only)
These questions only apply to undergraduate applicants. In this section, indicate whether you are interested in participating in the California Promise program.
The California Promise program enables a specific number of campuses of the California State University (CSU) to establish pledge programs for entering first-time students who are both interested and able to complete baccalaureate degrees in four years. All campuses have established programs for students with Associate Degrees for Transfer from any California Community College to complete their baccalaureate degree in two years. The program is limited to students who are residents of California.
Students who commit to enter either the four-year or two-year pledge will be given a priority registration appointment for each state-supported enrollment period and will be provided with routine and thorough academic advisement. In order to remain in the program, students must meet with their advisors as prescribed, develop an enrollment plan, and complete 30 semester units or quarter equivalent within each academic year, including the summer.
Additional information on the California Promise program is available here.
Indicate if you have a registered nurse license or expect to achieve one. If you expect to achieve an RN license, but have not yet been issued an RN license number, enter 0.
Campus Housing (Undergraduate Only)
This question only applies to undergraduate applicants. Select if you are interested in on-campus housing, should space be available.
Returning CSU Applicants
If you previously attended CSU, indicate the campus you attended, your student ID (optional), the last year and term you attended, and if you attended another institution after the selected term.
California State University Employee
Indicate if you are a California State University employee. If you select Yes, enter your Employee ID Number and select your campus.
Then, indicate if you are the dependent of a California State University employee. If you select Yes, enter that employee's name, Employee ID Number, and select the appropriate campus.
How did you hear about us?
Select where you heard about Cal State Apply from the drop-down.