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CSU Application

To be considered for admission to the California State University, you must complete 15 yearlong high school courses with a grade of C or better.

The 15 courses are:

a. History/social science (2 years)
b. English (4 years)
c. Mathematics (3 years)
d. LaboratorySciencee (2 years)
e. Language other than English (2 years)
f. Visual and performing arts (1 year)
g. College-preparatory elective (1 year)
(chosen from the subjects listed above or another course approved by the university)

You must earn a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better in these courses with no grade lower than a C.

How CSU's Review Applications
Many CSU campuses have higher standards for particular majors
 or for students who live outside the local admission area. In the case of Poly students, this would be any school other than CSUN. 

Because of the number of students who apply, several campuses have higher standards (supplementary admission criteria) for all applicants. Many CSU campuses utilize local admission guarantee policies for students who graduate or transfer from high schools and community colleges that are historically served by a CSU campus in that region. You may review the CSU Local Admission Areas for each campus here.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
In addition to completing your CSU application, most Poly students will be eligible and should apply for the EOP program.  The Educational Opportunity Program is designed to improve access and retention of historically low-income and educationally disadvantaged students. For more information visit
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