Welcome First-Time Freshmen

You have made a great decision on considering our university. Our freshman class made up 57% of our incoming class for fall 2014. For the past ten years, Fresno State has put in place many programs to assure the success of our students. As of 2014, our first-year retention rate for full-time first-time freshmen was 83.1%.

Latest Update

Fresno State is impacted for 2016-2017 and will implement heightened admission criteria for both local and non-local students based on space availability.

All first-time freshman applicants interested in applying for fall 2016 must complete and submit the CSU Application for Admission during the priority filing period (October 1 to November 30, 2015).

Applicants from the CSU Fresno-defined local area qualify for admission based on CSU systemwide eligibility criteria.

  • Grade of C or better in the 15-unit-A-G college preparatory courses for current admission cycle.
  • Satisfy eligibility index. For Fall 2016, all freshman applicants are required to provide SAT and/or ACT test scores.
  • A high school graduate or equivalent

Submit SAT/ACT test score by January 15, 2016.

A list of schools in the CSU Fresno-defined local area can be found here (.pdf).

For more information, please visit the Admissions and Records Website.