Newswise — The California State University (CSU) announced the launch of a new application portal - Cal State Apply. Beginning June 1, 2017, the current portal, CSU Mentor, will be replaced by Cal State Apply, a streamlined user-friendly application for all CSU incoming freshman, transfer, graduate and international students. The improved process allows students to apply to multiple CSU campuses with just one easy application.

"The new Cal State Apply portal has been designed to improve the experience and simplify the process for the more than 850,000 students who submit online applications to a CSU campus every year," said Eric Forbes, CSU's assistant vice chancellor for Student Academic Affairs/Student Academic Support. "Eliminating the need to submit multiple applications, easy uploading of supporting documents and additional payment options are all features that make it more convenient for students."

In addition to allowing one submission to serve the application needs of multiple CSU campuses, Cal State Apply also:

  • Incorporates the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) application, eliminating the need to file a separate EOP application
  • Automatically calculates the overall GPA for first-time freshman applicants
  • Shares ACT and SAT test scores with all CSU campuses to which an applicant applies

Transfer students will also benefit since Cal State Apply will allow them to enter all of their completed coursework by term. In addition, beginning with fall 2018 applications, transfer applicants will be able to update their application in January with fall grades and include their current spring courses.

Veterans of the U.S. military seeking to apply to a CSU campus will now be able to upload their Report of Transfer of Discharge (DD214) paperwork via Cal State Apply.

Important upcoming application periods are as follows:

June 1 - June 30, 2017                                   Winter 2018 quarter application

August 1 - August 31, 2017                          Spring 2018 application

October 1 - November 30, 2017                 Fall 2018 application

Applicants are encouraged to apply early. For more information on Cal State Apply click here.




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The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, 50,800 faculty and staff and 479,000 students. Half of the CSU's students transfer from California Community Colleges. Created in 1960, the mission of the CSU is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of California. With its commitment to quality, opportunity, and student success, the CSU is renowned for superb teaching, innovative research and for producing job-ready graduates. Each year, the CSU awards more than 110,000 degrees. One in every 20 Americans holding a college degree is a graduate of the CSU and our alumni are 3 million strong. Connect with and learn more about the CSU in the CSU NewsCenter.