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CSU App Fee Waivers

Students who believe their family is very low income can be eligible for CSU App fee waivers in which case 4 CSU applications will be free.  

If a student believes they should get a fee waiver but were denied, s/he can petition to have it reviewed by emailing each campus admissions.  For CSUEB, email   All other CSU campus emails can be found here.
Here's a sample email to send.


The California State University (CSU) system includes 23 campuses for undergraduate and graduate education.  Seniors apply normally apply between October 1 and November 30.  

Hayward High Seniors applying to CSU campuses should follow the steps listed below to apply.

California CollegesTo access the CSU Apply App, HHS Seniors use their account and use the red "Sign In With Google" button. 

Use your log in and watch this two-minute video to see how to link your accounts and import your coursework.

CSUApply Application Launch for HHS Students (video)

Note:   Some class titles from the transcript upload may appear differently than they are on your transcript.  You should not edit those titles.  However, do make any other needed corrections.  Make sure all your A-G courses are listed including your current, in-progress Senior A-G courses.  

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Who to Contact

Need Help with Your CSU Application?

Come to the College & Career Center Monday - Thursday during lunch and after school in Room C-X. 

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Impacted vs Non-Impacted Campuses

What is Impaction?

CSU campuses or majors are impacted when the number of applications received exceeds the number of available spaces.  Impacted campuses or majors use supplementary criteria to admit students, such as higher eligibility index.

What schools and majors are impacted?

Schools that are impacted

Why should you care?

Non-impacted schools use the minimum eligibility index to admit students. If you have a 3.0 or higher GPA, you do not need to reach a particular score on your ACT/SAT.  If you have 2.0 to 2.9 GPA you need to get at least the score listed on the eligibility index chart.

Campuses that are NOT impacted:

Bakersfield, Channel Islands, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Maritime, Stanislaus, *San Francisco State

**It is recommended that students apply to at least one of these schools as a safety school**

Campuses that are slightly impacted:

Humboldt State, Monterey Bay

Campuses that are very impacted:

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Fullerton, Long Beach, San Diego State, San Jose State

*Although SFSU is impacted, Hayward students are in the local area and therefore applications are considered as though not impacted.