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Social Security Number

Enter your social security number used on institutional or federal financial aid forms. This field is optional.

Language Proficiency

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.

Military Application Questions

If you have US military experience, select your current status from the drop-down. If you select Yes, indicate your branch of service (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard). 

Military Status

If you have US military experience, select your anticipated status at the time of enrollment from the drop-down. Select Not a member of the military if this does not apply.

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. 

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. 

Academic Infraction

Indicate whether you are in good standing with the last academic institution you attended, 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. 

EOP&S Information (Undergraduate Only)

These questions only apply to undergraduate applicants. 

Indicate if you are currently enrolled in an EOP&S program at a California Community College. If you select Yes, select the campus at which you most recently participated in the program. 

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

Household Income and Size Information

Use the drop-down to indicate whether you identify as a dependent or independent student. Select the status that you feel best applies to you. Note that your answers in this section do not affect your application for admission. 

Independent Students

Under federal regulations, you are considered an independent student if you can answer Yes to any of the following questions:

  • You were born before January 1, 1994.
  • You are currently an active duty member or veteran of the US Armed Forces.
  • You are a ward of the court or emancipating or in foster care. 
  • Your parents were deceased prior to your age of 13. 
  • You are married or registered with the California Secretary of State as a domestic partner. 
  • You have dependents other than a spouse. 

If you are an independent student, provide the following information about your household. Note that if you registered with the California Secretary of State as a domestic partner, your household size must include your partner and your combined legal dependents, and your partner's income must be included with your income. Be sure to enter your information accurately as this section cannot be updated after submission. 

  • Total size of your household in the specified year.
  • Number of dependent children living with you in the specified year.
  • Adjusted gross income (AGI) for the specified year. Adjusted Gross Income can be found on your federal tax return as follows:
    • Form 1040: Line 37
    • Form 1040A: Line 21
    • Form 1040EZ: Line 4
  • Untaxed income and benefits for the specified year. Untaxed Income is income not reported on a tax return, such as:
    • Child support.
    • Untaxed portions of pensions.
    • Housing, food, and other allowances paid to military, clergy, and others, including cash and cash value. Do not include the value of military on-base housing or the value of a basic military allowance for housing.
    • Veterans – non-education benefits including Disability, Death Pension, or Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (DIC) and/or VA Educational Work-Study allowances.
    • Other untaxed income such as worker’s compensation, disability benefits, etc.

Don’t include extended foster care benefits, student aid, earned income credit, additional child tax credit, welfare payments, untaxed Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act educational benefits, on-base military housing or a military housing allowance, combat pay, benefits from flexible spending arrangements (e.g., cafeteria plans), foreign income exclusion, or credit for federal tax on special fuels.

Note: If you did not file a tax return all income would be entered on the untaxed income field. This includes earnings from work found on W-2s.

Dependent Students

If you cannot answer Yes to any of the above questions, you are considered a dependent student. Provide the following information about your parent/guardians' household. Be sure to enter your information accurately as this section cannot be updated after submission. 

  • Total size of parent/guardians' household in the specified year. Note that your parent/guardians' household includes your parents/guardians (or registered domestic partners), yourself, other dependent children, and other dependents. The total size should be greater than one.
  • Parents' adjusted gross income (AIG) for the specified year. Adjusted Gross Income can be found on your federal tax return as follows:
    • Form 1040: Line 37
    • Form 1040A: Line 21
    • Form 1040EZ: Line 4
  • Untaxed income and benefits for the specified year. Untaxed Income is income not reported on a tax return, such as:
    • Child support.
    • Untaxed portions of pensions.
    • Housing, food, and other allowances paid to military, clergy, and others, including cash and cash value. Do not include the value of military on-base housing or the value of a basic military allowance for housing.
    • Veterans – non-education benefits including Disability, Death Pension, or Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (DIC) and/or VA Educational Work-Study allowances. 
    • Other untaxed income such as worker’s compensation, disability benefits, etc.
  • Parents' untaxed income and benefits for the specified year.

Don’t include extended foster care benefits, student aid, earned income credit, additional child tax credit, welfare payments, untaxed Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act educational benefits, on-base military housing or a military housing allowance, combat pay, benefits from flexible spending arrangements (e.g., cafeteria plans), foreign income exclusion, or credit for federal tax on special fuels. 

Note: If your parents did not file a tax return all income would be entered on the untaxed income field. This includes earnings from work found on W-2s.

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. 

Campus Housing (Undergraduate Only)

This question only applies to undergraduate applicants. Select if you are interested in on-campus housing, should space be available. 

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. 

RN License (Graduate Only)

This question only applies to graduate applicants. Indicate whether you currently have a registered nurse license or expect to obtain one. if you select Yes, enter your RN License. 

How did you hear about us?

Select where you heard about Cal State Apply from the drop-down. 

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