What if you do not meet these requirements?
If you are admissible to the University but do not meet the competitive admission requirements for your preferred major, you will be considered for admission to the alternate major you selected, if applicable, or to a related undeclared major track, such as Undeclared-Business Interest. If you are admitted to the undeclared designation, you’ll be advised by a professional advisor in our undergraduate advising center. Your advisor will:
- guide you to courses that meet core curriculum requirements;
- outline the CSU prerequisites you will need to complete after you enroll at CSU in order to earn entrance to the competitive major, and;
- help you explore your interests and passions to discover other pathways to reach your goals.
As an undeclared student, you are welcome to change your program of study or select one of the undeclared-exploring major tracks if you see a broader area you would like to investigate.
You are also encouraged to review the coursework and grades you’ll need for admission into your program once you’re a student at CSU.
What if your academic information changes?
If your academic profile improves with new grades or new test scores, submit your updated academic information as soon as possible and let your admissions counselor know. If you meet the competitive requirements before you enroll and space allows, you will be reconsidered for direct entry to your preferred major. When space allows, offers of direct admission may be given to outstanding applicants whose GPA or test scores are slightly below the direct admission cut-offs.
Contact us with questions
Getting admitted to a competitive program can be hard. We’re here to help you through the process.
Contact the Office of Admissions with questions about admission requirements for competitive majors and your eligibility based on credentials in your application. Contact our undergraduate advising center with questions about what your experience will be like in an undeclared advising track and the prerequisites you’ll need to meet to qualify for a competitive major.
Academic departments and colleges will refer you back to the Office of Admissions or an advisor in the advising center for more information.