November 13, 2018 – The California State University (CSU) has announced accommodations for applicants affected by recent wildfires who are applying for admission to CSU campuses for the fall 2019 term. 

Currently, through the Cal State Apply website, all 23 CSU campuses are accepting applications for admission to the fall 2019 term. The priority application period will close on November 30, 2018, and all students are encouraged to apply before the priority deadline. 

Students who are experiencing hardship and are unable to meet the deadline may request an application deadline extension.  All requests for an extension must be made prior to the November 30 application deadline. Upon successful completion of the steps below, the application deadline for the specified programs will be extended to December 15, 2018.  In addition, applicants will also be granted a Coupon Code, which will waive the application fee for up to four campuses.

Before requesting an extension, students should complete the following steps:

  • Create an application profile on the Cal State Apply website –
  • Add the desired programs to their application – Only the programs added will be granted the deadline extension.

Requests can be made via email at with the following subject line: “Extension Request – Fire Event.” 

  • The request must include the student’s full name and unique CAS ID number. (The CAS ID number may be located in the upper right hand corner of any page of the application.) 
  • Incomplete requests will be returned to the student, and may delay the process.

After November 30, students will need to make their request for further extensions directly to CSU campuses.   

The Cal State Apply website is the best place for prospective students and their parents to learn about the degree offerings at each of the 23 CSU campuses, as it includes a comprehensive database detailing undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered at each campus, as well as information about the campus community, student housing and campus life.  

After applying to the CSU through Cal State Apply, students should visit the university’s financial aid website and apply for financial aid or learn more about financial aid options. Eighty percent of CSU students receive some type of financial aid, and more than half of all CSU undergraduates receive enough financial aid to cover the full cost of tuition.

About the California State University
The California State University is the largest system of four-year higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, 50,800 faculty and staff and 484,000 students. Half of the CSU’s students transfer from California community colleges. Created in 1960, the mission of the CSU is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of California. With its commitment to quality, opportunity, and student success, the CSU is renowned for superb teaching, innovative research and for producing job-ready graduates. Each year, the CSU awards more than 110,000 degrees. One in every 20 Americans holding a college degree is a graduate of the CSU and our alumni are 3.4 million strong. Connect with and learn more about the CSU in the CSU NewsCenter.