Welcome Future Students!

For nearly 75 years, has sought to provide students an extraordinary environment where they may discover their passions and pursue their academic goals with depth and determination.

Newly-Admitted? Explore Next Steps Here


Ready to apply? Explore the pathways below:

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Students who are, or soon will be, high school graduates and have never attended a college or university since high school.

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Students that have completed coursework at a college or university since leaving high school, but have not yet completed a bachelor’s degree.

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Students that hold a bachelor’s degree and wish to continue their education for personal enrichment or to meet professional needs by pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree.

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Students that hold a bachelor’s degree and wish to continue their education for personal enrichment or to meet professional needs by pursuing a credential, post-baccalaureate certificate, or second bachelor’s degree.

offers a vibrant, diverse environment for international students. Explore all the options for students joining us from outside of the United States.

offers additional programs for those interested in extended education opportunities through the College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPaCE)--this includes special degree programs, certificate programs, lifestyle courses, and more. There is a different fee structure for CPaCE programs and typically these courses are not eligible for financial aid as they are not state-supported. Prospective students do not need to complete a Cal State Apply application for these programs.

Interested in learning more?
offers prospective undergraduate students opportunities to connect with The Beach as you consider applying or accepting admission. For campus tours, prospective student advising, and morevisit University Outreach & School Relations.