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Admissions and Recruitment

Spring 2024 Undergraduate Admissions Announcement

Fresno State is pleased to announce that we will open applications for Upper-Division Transfer (UDT), Lower-Division Transfer (LDT), and Returning students for spring 2024. The appication filing period is August 1 to August 31, 2023.

What is a Lower-Division Transfer Student?

If you have completed 59 or fewer transferable semester units, or 89 or fewer transferable quarter units, when you enter the CSU, you are considered a lower-division transfer (LDT) applicant. 

Learn more information about requirements, how to apply and list of available programs and deadlines

Fresno State is committed to our region and gives priority to our local applicants. Non-local applicants must anticipate meeting higher admission standards. 

The application filing period is August 1 – August 31, 2023. Students can apply online at Official electronic transcripts from all institutions attended, Joint Service Transcripts (JST), and official AP or IB test scores, if applicable, must be received by the Admissions and Recruitment Office by Friday, September 15, 2023.  

Fresno State will not be open to first-time freshman or second baccalaureate applicants.

Pursuant to Executive Order 1084, students seeking a second baccalaureate degree will only be considered for nursing majors.


  • All upper-division and lower division transfer requirements must be met by the end of summer 2023 in order for your application to be considered. No courses taken in the fall will be considered to satisfy admissions requirements for spring 2024.
  • Due to impaction, the GPA requirement will not be determined until after the application filing period ends. It will be based on the number of applications received, the competitiveness of the pool, and the number of enrollment spaces available.  
  • Applicants must meet program GPA thresholds with all transferable grades through summer 2023.
  • If students are earning an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT), the ADT must be posted on the official transcript. Official transcripts must be submitted to our office by September 15, 2023 in order to receive the 0.1 GPA bump for ADT similar/matching major at Fresno State.
  • No late applications will be accepted after August 31, 2023.

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