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If you need assistance submitting the application, please review the step-by-step Cal State Apply guide for Freshmen.

Please be aware:

International Students - please review the international program admission page for additional information.

Check your status

Once you apply, you will receive instructions on accessing your dashboard where you will find:

  • Your application status
  • A personal checklist of tasks to complete your application
  • Important reminders and updates as you progress through the application process

Remember, If you miss one of the deadlines posted on your dashboard, your application (and potentially your offer of admission) may be rescinded.

I got in! Now what?

  • Now that you are admitted, be sure to complete your next steps on your Future Otter Guide!
    • If you are a veteran, please check your benefit eligibility here.Before you make any payments, please contact our School Certifying Official at: to confirm your benefit eligibility. Students officially confirmed for VR&E (Chpt 31) or Post 9/11 (Chpt 33) GI Bill ® benefits will receive a 3rd party payment extension that removes the $100 Enrollment Confirmation requirement.

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