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Checking Your Cal State Apply Application Status


As you progress through the application process, you'll receive important notifications and critical alerts. Applicants are responsible for monitoring these notifications and following up on any required actions. To view your notifications, click View My Notifications on the left side of the application dashboard.

Application Statuses

Applicants are responsible for monitoring the status of an application, including any required documentation. Campuses will correspond with you directly via email regarding any required documents.

To help you keep track of your application and all materials, click Check Status at the top of the application dashboard. You can find information about:

  • Your overall application status
  • Official test scores receipt
  • Programs status
  • Recommendations status
  • ADT verification status

Check Status page, application statuses

Application Statuses

Check Status page, recommendations and official test scores

Recommendations and Test Score Statuses

Check Status page, ADT verification status

ADT Verification Status

Keep in mind that it takes five business days from the date of receipt to post official test scores to your application. Recommendations are immediately updated once received from your recommender.

Your application status may be:

In Progress

Your application has not yet been submitted or you haven’t paid the application fee.


Your application has been submitted.


Your application payment has been successfully submitted and your application is available to your programs. This is your application’s final status.

Recommendation Statuses

If you submit recommendation requests, your recommendation's status may be:


This status indicates that the request was sent to the recommender, but they have not accepted or declined it. They must accept your request before they can submit their recommendation.


This status indicates that the recommender accepted your request but has not yet submitted their recommendation.


This status indicates that the recommender completed and submitted their recommendation and it was sent to your program(s).


This status indicates that the recommender declined your recommendation request. You can click Update Recommenders to add a new recommendation request.


This status only appears once the cycle closes. Recommendations can no longer be submitted. Review Cal State Apply Cycle Dates to learn the final dates when you can request recommendations and your recommenders can complete recommendation requests.

Test Score Status

If you submit official test scores to Cal State Apply, your official test score's status is listed as Accepted with the date Cal State Apply received it.

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