Oct 15, 2018  
2015-2016 University Catalog 
    
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Undergraduate Students



Freshman Requirements

You will qualify for regular admission as a first-time freshman if you:

  1. have graduated from high school, have earned a Certificate of General Education Development (GED), or have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination; and
  2. have a qualifiable eligibility index (see Eligibility Index Table next page); and
  3. have completed with grades of C or better the required comprehensive pattern of college-preparatory subjects as approved and listed on the UC/CSU “a-g” list and as follows:
  • Two years of social science, including 1 year of U.S. history, or U.S. history and government
  • Four years of English
  • Three years of math (algebra, geometry and intermediate algebra)
  • Two years of laboratory science (l biological and 1 physical, both must have laboratory instruction)
  • Two years in the same foreign language (subject to waiver for applicants demonstrating equivalent competence)
  • One year of visual and performing arts: art, dance, drama/theater, or music (in the same discipline)
  • One year of electives: selected from English, advanced mathematics, social science, history, laboratory science, foreign language, visual and performing arts or other courses approved and included on the UC/CSU “a-g” list
  1. Subject matter requirements must be met with a “C” or better and may not be completed during the summer term immediately preceding fall admission.

Eligibility Index

The eligibility index is the combination of the high school grade point average and scores on either the ACT or the SAT. Grade point averages (GPA) are based on grades earned in courses taken during the final three years of high school. Included in calculation of GPA are grades earned in all college preparatory “a-g” subject requirements, and bonus points for approved honors courses. Up to eight semesters of honors courses (designated as honors courses on the approved UC/CSU “a-g” list) taken in the last three years of high school, including up to two approved courses taken in the tenth grade can be accepted. Each unit of A in an honors course will receive a total of 5 points; B, 4 points; and C, 3 points.

A CSU Eligibility Index (EI) can be calculated by multiplying a grade point average by 800 and adding your total score on the mathematics and critical reading scores of the SAT. For students who took the ACT, multiply the grade point average by 200 and add ten times the ACT composite score. Persons who are California high school graduates (or residents of California for tuition purposes) need a minimum index of 2900 using the SAT or 694 using the ACT. The Eligibility Index Table illustrates several combinations of required test scores and averages. The University has no current plans to include the writing scores from either of the admissions tests in the computation of the CSU Eligibility Index.

Eligibility Index Table for California High School Graduates or Residents of California  

Persons who neither graduated from a California high school nor are a resident of California for tuition purposes, need a minimum index of 3502 (SAT) or 842 (ACT). Graduates of secondary schools in foreign countries must be judged to have academic preparation and abilities equivalent to applicants eligible under this section. An applicant with a grade point average of 3.00 or above (3.61 for non-residents) is not required to submit test scores. However, all applicants for admission are urged to take the SAT or ACT and provide the scores of such tests to each CSU to which they seek admission. Campuses use these test results for advising and placement purposes and may require them for admission to impacted majors or programs. Impacted CSU campuses require SAT or ACT scores of all applicants for freshman admission.

The CSU Eligibility Index is subject to change on an annual basis. Admission as a first-time freshman may not be available for all semesters.

Cal State Fullerton is an impacted campus for all first-time freshmen. Impaction means that there are more eligible applications for a campus than can be accommodated. In order to ensure that capacity is not exceeded, more rigorous standards are applied to the freshmen applicant pool. This means that all freshmen applicants, whether in our local admissions area or outside of our local admissions area, must anticipate meeting higher levels of competition than the minimum eligibility index required by the non-impacted campuses of the CSU. The actual competition cannot be set until after the initial filing period has closed and we are able to assess the size and quality of the freshmen pool.

Provisional Admission for Freshmen

Cal State Fullerton may provisionally admit first-time freshman applicants based on their academic preparation through the junior year of high school and planned coursework for the senior year as reported on their CSUMentor application. The campus will monitor the final terms of study to ensure that admitted students complete their secondary school studies satisfactorily, including the required college preparatory subjects, and graduate from high school. Students are required to submit an official transcript after graduation to certify that all coursework has been satisfactorily completed. Official high school transcripts must be received prior to the deadline set by the University. In no case may documentation of high school graduation be received any later than the census date for a student’s first term of CSU enrollment. A campus may rescind admission decisions, cancel financial aid awards, withdraw housing contracts and cancel any University registration for students who are found not to be eligible after the final transcript has been evaluated.

Applicants will qualify for regular (non-provisional) admission when the University verifies that they have graduated and received a diploma from high school, have a qualifiable minimum eligibility index, have completed the comprehensive pattern of college preparatory “a-g” subjects, and, if applying to an impacted program or campus, have met all supplementary criteria.

Transfer Requirements

Students who have completed 59 or fewer transferable semester college units (89 or fewer quarter units) are considered lower-division transfer students. Students who have completed 60 or more transferable semester college units (90 or more quarter units) are considered upper-division transfer students. Students who complete college units during high school or through the summer between high school graduation and fall enrollment in the California State University are considered first-time freshmen and must meet those admission requirements. Transferable courses are those designated for baccalaureate credit by the college or university offering the courses and accepted as such by Cal State Fullerton.

Please note that former CSU students who are seeking readmission after academic disqualification must meet the GPA standards in place for their major at the time of reapplication.

Lower-Division Transfer Requirements

Generally, applicants will qualify for CSU admission consideration as a lower-division transfer student if they have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 (C or better) in all transferable units attempted.

  1. will meet the freshman admission requirements (grade point average and subject requirements) in effect for the term to which they are applying (see “Freshman Requirements” section); or
  2. were eligible as a freshman at the time of high school graduation except for missing college preparatory subject requirements, have been in continuous attendance in an accredited college since high school graduation, and have made up the missing subject requirements with a 2.0 or better GPA.

Applicants who graduated from high school prior to 1988 should contact the admission office to inquire about alternative admission programs.

Cal State Fullerton does not accept applications for lower-division applicants.

Making Up Missing College Preparatory Subject Requirements

Lower-division applicants who did not complete subject requirements while in high school may make up missing subjects in any of the following ways:

  1. complete appropriate courses with a C or better in adult school or high school summer sessions;
  2. complete appropriate college courses with a C or better. One college course of at least three semester or four quarter units will be considered equivalent to one year of high school study; or
  3. earn acceptable scores on specified examinations, e.g., SAT subject tests.

Please consult with the CSU campus admission office, to which you are applying for further information about alternative ways to satisfy the subject requirements. Due to increased enrollment demands, most CSU campuses do not admit lower-divsion transfer applicants.

Upper-Division Transfer Requirements

Generally, applicants will qualify for admission as an upper-division transfer student if they meet all of the following requirements:

  1. they have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 (C) or higher in all transferable units attempted;

AND

  1. they are in good standing at the last college or university attended; and
  2. they have completed at least 60 transferable semester (90 quarter) units of college coursework with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher and a grade of C or higher in each course used to meet the CSU general education requirements in written communication, oral communication, critical thinking and quantitative reasoning, e.g. mathematics. The 60 semester (90 quarter) units must include at least 30 semester (45 quarter) units of courses, which meet the CSU general education requirements including all of the general education requirements in communication in the English language(both oral and written) and critical thinking and the requirement in mathematics/quantitativereasoning (usually 3 semester units) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements in English communication and mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning.

CSU Fullerton is an impacted campus at the transfer level. Impaction means that there are more applications for a campus than can be accommodated. In order to ensure that capacity is not exceeded, more rigorous standards are applied to the transfer applicant pool. Impacted criteria may include local vs. out of local area and major program impaction.

The local area for Cal State Fullerton includes all Orange County community colleges. Students must have earned their majority of units from an Orange County community college to be considered a local applicant. The GPA requirement for local and out of local area (from other than Orange County community colleges) applicants will be determined based on the number and quality of applications received and will not be determined until after the initial filing period is over.

The major that an applicant applies and to which they are accepted must be their major for a minimum of two semesters. Applicants will be unable to move between majors without meeting the initial impacted major GPA requirement. Change of major is not permitted after an applicant submits an application for fall or spring consideration. CSU Fullerton does not use alternative major for admission consideration.

CSU general education requirements (“Golden Four”) are designated as Oral Communication, Written Communication, Critical Thinking, and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning. Transfer applicants applying for fall term must complete the Golden Four courses no later than the end of the spring term. Transfer applicants applying for the spring term must complete the Golden Four courses no later than the end of the summer term. Applicants applying to impacted majors will be considered for admission based on meeting minimum CSU criteria and the supplemental criteria for the specific major. Former CSU students who are seeking readmission after academic disqualification must meet the GPA standards in place for their major at the time of reapplication.

CSUF is an impacted campus both by major and location.

Associate Degrees for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) established by the Student Transfer Achievement Reform (STAR) Act (SB 1440)

The Associate in Arts (AA-T) and the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) degrees offered at the California Community College (CCC) are designed to provide clear pathways to corresponding CSU degree majors for CCC transfer applicants earning these degrees.

California Community College students who earn a transfer associate (AA-T or AS-T) degree are guaranteed admission with junior standing to a CSU and given priority admission over other transfer applicants when applying to a local CSU campus, or non-impacted CSU program. AA-T or AS-T admission applicants are given priority consideration to an impacted campus/program or to campuses/programs that have been deemed similar to the degree completed at the community college.

Students who have completed an AA-T/AS-T in a program deemed similar to a CSU major are able to complete remaining requirements for graduation within 60 semester units. It is the responsibility of the student who has earned an AS-S/AS-T to provide documentation of the degree to the CSU campus. Proof can be provided on a transcript, e-verify site or a verification form from the community college.

Applicants to Cal State Fullerton who are earning a community college transfer associate degree (AA-T or AS-T) must file an application during the initial filing period. Because of impaction, they will be given a 0.1 GPA advantage when determining admission eligibility.

Provisional Admission for Transfers

Cal State Fullerton may provisionally or conditionally admit transfer applicants based on their academic preparation and courses planned for completion as reported on their CSUMentor application. The campus will monitor the final terms to ensure that those admitted complete all required courses satisfactorily. All accepted applicants are required to submit an official transcript of all college level work completed. Campuses may rescind admission for any student who is found not to be eligible after the final transcript has been evaluated. In no case may such documents be received and validated by the University any later than a student’s registration for their second term of CSU enrollment.

Health Screening

Measles and Rubella Immunizations

The campus shall notify certain students born after January 1, 1957, of the CSU requirement to present proof of measles and rubella immunizations by the beginning of the second term of enrollment. At the beginning of the next term of enrollment, those so notified who have not presented acceptable proof of the immunizations shall be notified further of the need to comply before receiving registration materials to enroll for the succeeding term. This is not an admission requirement.

Persons subject to these health screening provisions include:

  • New students enrolling fall 1986 and later
  • Readmitted students reenrolling fall 1986 and later
  • Students who reside in campus residence halls
  • Students who obtained their primary and secondary schooling outside the United States
  • Students enrolled in dietetics, medical technology, nursing, physical therapy; and any practicum, student teaching or field work involving preschool-age children, school-age children, or taking place in a hospital or health care setting

The Student Health and Counseling Center shall provide immunizations without cost to those students unable to obtain acceptable proof of immunizations.

Hepatitis B

The CSU Chancellor’s Office requires that every student aged 18 and younger on September 18, 2000 be vaccinated against hepatitis B or provide documentation that proves immunity due to previous vaccination. Students will not be allowed to enroll in their second semester unless they have begun the immunizations during their first semester or provided the Student Health and Counseling Center with the documentation of previous immunization.

Hepatitis B is a disease of the liver that can cause serious illness and even death. The vaccination is safe. You cannot get hepatitis B from the vaccine. The immunization requires three shots; 1st shot, another one in 30 days (2nd shot), and another one in 6 months (3rd shot). You must complete all three shots for full immunization in order to register for your third semester.

Options for obtaining this series of vaccinations include:

1) a private physician, 2) the Public Health Department, 3) CSUF Student Health and Counseling Center (SHCC), once you have enrolled and paid your fees. The SHCC shall provide immunizations without cost to students. You may bring your documentation of a previous vaccination to the Student Health and Counseling Center or fax it with your name, telephone number and student identification number and address (doctor’s records, school records, public health records or letter from your doctor). The SHCC fax number is 657-278-3069.

You may request a waiver based on religious or personal beliefs. You must fill out a form to request this waiver at the Student Health and Counseling Center and bring it to the director’s office. Waivers are accepted only during your first semester at CSUF.

If students fail to comply with the immunizations/documentation requirement, i.e., do not begin the series of vaccinations before the start of their second semester or provide documentation of full immunization, a hold will be placed against their records so that future registration will be prevented until the immunization/documentation requirement is met.

Test Scores

Freshmen and transfer applicants who have fewer than 60 semester or 90 quarter units of transferable college credit must submit scores from either the ACT or the SAT of the College Board. If you are applying to an impacted program on a campus and are required to submit test scores, you should take the test no later than October or early November. Test scores are also used for advising and placement purposes. Registration forms and dates for the SAT or ACT are available from high school or college counselors or from a CSU campus testing office at 657-278-3838. Or, you may call or write to:

The College Board (SAT)
Registration Unit, Box 6200
Princeton, New Jersey 08541
609-771-7588
collegeboard.org

American College Testing Program
Registration Unit, P.O. Box 414
Iowa City, Iowa 52240
319-337-1270
act.org

English Language Requirement

All undergraduate applicants whose native language is not English and who have not attended schools at the secondary level or above for at least three years full time where English is the principal language of instruction must present a score of 500 or above on the paper-based version, or 61 on the Internet-based version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Some majors and some campuses may require a higher score. A few campuses may also use alternative methods of assessing English fluency: Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), and the International Test of English Proficiency (ITEP). Each campus will post the tests it accepts on its website and will notify students after they apply about the tests it accepts and when to submit scores.

CSUF minimum TOEFL standards are:

  Internet Paper
Undergraduate 61 500
Graduate (depending on major) 80-90 550-577

IELTS minimum standards are:

  Internet
Undergraduate 5.5
Graduate (depending on major) 6.5-7


Test results submitted must not have been earned more than two years prior to the desired enrollment date. Institutional TOEFL tests administered outside of CSUF are not acceptable.

As circumstances warrant, minimum TOEFL scores may be changed. Current information is available at csumentor.edu.

Intensive Academic English Program

International students who need to improve their TOEFL or IELTS scores may enroll in the American Language Program (ALP), an intensive academic English program that provides preparation for study at an American college or university. Conditional admission to Cal State Fullerton is available for qualified students. For more information, go to alp.fullerton.edu or call 657-278-8293.

Computer Competency

All entering students are expected to be knowledgeable in the use of a personal computer (PC or Macintosh) prior to being admitted to the University. Entering students should have 1) the ability to use a PC to locate, create, move, copy, delete, name, rename, and save files and folders on hard drives and on secondary storage devices; 2) the ability to use a word processing program that runs on a PC or Macintosh computer to create, edit, format, store, retrieve, and print documents; 3) the ability to use an electronic mail system to receive, create, edit, print, save, and send an email message with and without an attached file; and 4) the ability to use an Internet browser. Students who feel they do not meet the expected level of competency, should contact the Academic Advisement Center at 657-278-3606.

Statewide Placement Test Requirements

The California State University requires each entering undergraduate, except those who qualify for an exemption, to take the CSU Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) examination and the CSU English Placement Test (EPT) prior to enrollment. These placement tests are not a condition for admission to the CSU, but they are a condition of enrollment. They are designed to identify entering students who may need additional support in acquiring basic English and mathematics skills necessary to succeed in CSU baccalaureate-level courses. Undergraduate students who do not demonstrate college-level skills both in English and in mathematics will be placed in appropriate remedial programs and activities during the first term of their enrollment. Students must finish all remediation in their first year. Failure to complete remediation by the end of the first year may result in denial of enrollment for future terms.

English Placement Test (EPT)

The English Placement Test (EPT) is designed to assess the level of reading and writing skills of students entering the California State University. The CSU EPT must be completed by all nonexempt, entering undergraduates prior to enrollment in any course, including remedial courses. Students who score 147 or above on the EPT will be placed in college-level composition classes.

Exemptions from the EPT are granted only to those who present proof of one of the following:

  • Placement in the “Ready for CSU college level English courses” or “Ready for CSU college level English courses - Conditional” categories on the Early Assessment Program (EAP) English.
  • SAT score of 460-490 on the Critical Reading section of the College Board SAT Reasoning Test (Conditional) and in a higher level English course senior year (ERWC, AP or IB). If score is between 460 -490 and not in a higher level English course in your senior year, we highly recommend taking the EPT to test out of remediation.
  • ACT score of 19 - 21 on the English section of the ACT Test (Conditional) and in a higher level English course senior year (ERWC, AP or IB) If the score is between 19 - 21 and not in a higher level English course in your senior year, we highly recommend taking the EPT to test out of remediation.
  • A score of 500 or above on the Critical Reading section of the College Board SAT Reasoning Test
  • A score of 22 or above on the ACT English Test
  • A score of 3 or above on the Language Comprehension or Literature exam of the College Board Advanced Placement Program
  • Completed transferable college course that satisfies the requirement of English Comprehension with a grade of C or better

California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) has established the following policy regarding compliance with this regulation:

All new and continuing undergraduate students who have not taken the EPT and who are not otherwise exempt must take the test prior to registering for their first semester of enrollment at CSUF. Students must take the EPT exam unless otherwise exempt by no later than early May preceding the fall start of classes. Students can only take the EPT exam once.

Students who have taken the EPT exam but have not been placed in English 101 or conditionally exempt and are not meeting their conditions must remediate their English skills by taking Developmental Writing. Students must complete the remediation coursework during or prior to their first semester of enrollment. If they are not able to pass the remediation course, they must retake it during their second semester. Failure to complete remedial coursework within two terms will jeopardize a student’s continued enrollment in the University.

Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) Test

The Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) Examination is designed to assess the skill levels of entering CSU students in the areas of mathematics typically covered in three years of rigorous college preparatory mathematics courses in high school. Those undergraduates who do not demonstrate college-level skills will be directed to courses or programs designed to help them attain these skills. Contact University Testing Services at 657-278-3838 for additional testing information.

Exemptions from the ELM:

  • Placement in “ready for CSU college level math courses” or “Ready for CSU college level Math courses - Conditional” categories on the Early Assessment Program (EAP) Mathematics.
  • SAT score of 490 - 540 on the Math section of the College Board SAT Reasoning Test (Conditional and in a higher level Math course senior year. If score is between 490 - 540 and not in a higher level Math course in your senior year, we highly recommend taking the ELM to test out of remediation.
  • ACT score of 20 - 22 on the Math section of the ACT Test (Conditional) and in a higher level Math course senior year. If score is between 20 22 and not in a higher level Math course in your senior year, we highly recommend taking the ELM to test out of remediation
  • A score of 550 or above on the Math section of the College Board SAT Reasoning Test
  • A score of 550 or more on a mathematics subject test (level 1 or level 2)
  • A score of 23 or above on the ACT Math Test
  • Advanced Placement Program score of 3 or above on the College Board Advanced Placement Math exam (Calculus AB, Calculus BC or Statistics)
  • Completed transferable college course that fulfills requirement in quantitative reasoning

The ELM test is offered only to all students not otherwise exempted, and has no effect on admission decisions. It must be taken before the student can register in any courses.

California State University, Fullerton established the following policy regarding compliance with this regulation:

Requirement To Take The ELM Test

All new and continuing undergraduate students who have not taken the ELM test and who are not otherwise exempt must take the test prior to registering for their first semester of enrollment at CSUF. The deadline to take the exam is early May prior to the fall start of classes. However, for maximum registration date choices, students are encouraged to take the placement test in March or April. Students who fail to comply with this policy will not be permitted to register for classes. Students who do not pass the test must complete required remediation coursework during or prior to their first semester of enrollment. If they are not able to pass the remediation course, they must retake it during their second semester. Failure to complete remedial coursework within two terms will jeopardize a student’s continued enrollment in the University.

Students Who Have Taken But Not Passed The ELM Test

Students who have taken but failed to pass the ELM test or conditionally exempt and are not meeting their conditions must take a remedial math course(s). Intensive Learning Experience is responsible for monitoring compliance with this provision and for certifying the appropriateness of the course in which the student wishes to participate. Students who fail either of the placement tests should consult with Intensive Learning Experience Office (University Hall 234) concerning specific requirements and services.

Students register for the EPT at (csuenglishsuccess.org/ept and/or ELM at (csumathsuccess.org/elm_exam). The campus may establish deadlines by which new students must register for and/or take placement exams as a requirement for enrollment. Questions about test dates and registration materials may be addressed to Admissions and Records Service Center at 657-278-7601 or Testing Services at 657-278-3838.

Early Start Program

Alll new resident freshmen students who have not demonstrated college-readiness in mathematics and English will need to begin work on becoming ready for college-level English before the start of their first term.

The goals of Early Start Program are to:

  • better prepare students in math and English, before the fall semester of freshman year;
  • bdd an important and timely assessment tool in preparing students for college; and
  • improve students’ chances of successful completion of a college degree.

Newly admitted freshman students who are required to complete Early Start will be notified of the requirement and options for completing the program as part of campus communications to newly admitted students.

Determination of Residency for Tuition Purposes

University requirements for establishing residency for tuition purposes are independent from those of other types of residency, such as for tax purposes, or other state or institutional residency. These regulations were promulgated not to determine whether a student is a resident or nonresident of California, but rather to determine whether a student should pay University fees on an in-state or out-ofstate basis. A resident for tuition purposes is someone who meets the requirements set forth in the Uniform Student Residency Requirements. These laws governing residency for tuition purposes at the California State University are California Education Code sections 68000-68090, 68120-68134, and 89705-89707.5, and California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Subchapter 5, Article 4, sections 41900-41916. This material can be viewed on the Internet by accessing the California State University’s website at calstate.edu/GC/resources.shtml.

Each campus’s Admissions Office is responsible for determining the residency status of all new and returning students based on the Application for Admission, Residency Questionnaire, Reclassification Request Form, and, as necessary, other evidence furnished by the student. A student who fails to submit adequate information to establish eligibility for resident classification will be classified as a nonresident.

Generally, establishing California residency for tuition purposes requires a combination of physical presence and intent to remain indefinitely. An adult who, at least 366 days prior to the residency determination date for the term in which enrollment is contemplated, can demonstrate both physical presence in the state combined with evidence of intent to remain in California indefinitely may establish California residency for tuition purposes. A minor normally derives residency from the parent(s) they reside with or most recently resided with.

Evidence demonstrating intent may vary from case to case but will include, and is not limited to, the absence of residential ties to any other state, California voter registration and voting in California elections, maintaining California vehicle registration and driver’s license, maintaining active California bank accounts, filing California income tax returns and listing a California address on federal tax returns, owning residential property or occupying or renting an apartment where permanent belongings are kept, maintaining active memberships in California professional or social organizations, and maintaining a permanent military address and home of record in California.

Nonresident students seeking reclassification are required to complete a supplemental questionnaire that includes questions concerning their financial independence. Financial independence is required, along with physical presence and intent, to be eligible for reclassification. Financial independence is established if in the calendar year the reclassification application is made and in any of the three calendar years preceding the reclassification application the student:

  • has not and will not be claimed as an exemption for state and federal tax purposes by his/her parent;
  • has not and will not receive more than seven hundred and fifty ($750) per year in financial assistance from his/her parent; and
  • has not lived and will not live longer than six (6) weeks in the home of his/her parent.

A nonresident student who has been appointed as a graduate student teaching assistant, a graduate student research assistant, or a graduate student teaching associate on any CSU campus and is employed on a 0.49 or more time basis is exempt from the financial independence requirement.

Non-citizens establish residency in the same manner as citizens, unless precluded by the Immigration and Nationality Act from establishing domicile in the United States.

Exceptions to the general residency requirements are contained in California Education Code sections 68070-68084 and California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Subchapter 5, Article 4, sections 41906-41906.5, and include, but are not limited to, members of the military and their dependents, certain credentialed employees of school districts and most students who have attended three years of high school in California and graduated or attained the equivalent. Whether an exception applies to a particular student cannot be determined before the submission of an application for admission and, as necessary, additional supporting documentation. Because neither campus nor Chancellor’s Office staff may give advice on the application of these laws, applicants are strongly urged to review the material for themselves and consult with a legal advisor.

Residency determination dates are set each term. They are:

Semester Campuses

Fall September 20
Spring January 25
Summer June 1

CalState TEACH operates on a trimester system. The residency determination dates for CalState TEACH are as follows:

Trimester System

Fall September 20
Spring January 5
Summer June 1

At Cal State Fullerton, the initial campus determination of residency classification is made by the Office of Admissions and Records. Written appeals may be made to the residency specialist in Admissions and Records. The final campus residency decision is made by the assistant vice president for enrollment services.

Following a final campus decision, students classified as nonresidents may appeal a final campus decision within 120 days of notification by the campus. A campus residency classification appeal must be in writing and submitted to:

The California State University
Office of General Counsel
401 Golden Shore, 4th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802-4210

The Office of General Counsel can either decide the appeal or send the matter back to the campus for further review. Students incorrectly classified as residents or incorrectly granted an exception from nonresident tuition are subject to reclassification as nonresidents and payment of nonresident tuition in arrears. If incorrect classification results from false or concealed facts, the student is also subject to discipline pursuant to Section 41301 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.

Resident students who become nonresidents or who no longer meet the criteria for an exception must immediately notify the Admissions Office. Changes may have been made in the rate of nonresident tuition and in the statutes and regulations governing residency for tuition purposes in California between the time this information is published and the relevant residency determination date. Students are urged to review the statutes and regulations stated above.