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Your Guide to Admissions at Fresno State

Starting your journey into college can be confusing but you are not alone. We have provided many resources and information for you to access.

Need Help with your Admissions Application?

The Admissions and Recruitement office has a help center that can assist you with issues/challenges/questions with your CSU application.  If you need assistance please connect with their help center.

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Things to Consider When Filling Out Application to the CSU

Source: CSU Resources for Undocumented Students

Important Considerations

  • Social Security number. The application will ask you to enter your Social Security number (SSN).  If you have qualified for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and have been issued a SSN, you are required to enter that number on your application.

  • If you do not have a SSN, you can leave that item blank on the application.
  • Residency. You should file a California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request Form with the school.  Answer all questions about residency (where you live).

  • The law requires that hte information you share on teh California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request form be kept confidential. (See California Education Code §68130.5(d): "Student informaiton obtained in the implementation of this section is confidential." Student informaiton is alos protected by the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

More information about Residency

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