How to Apply

How to Apply

Applicants must have transferable courses (details are on our Admission Requirements page), and will need to complete an online application as well as submit supporting documents.

Please follow the directions below to learn how to successfully complete your application, as well as what to expect after submitting. If you encounter any issues while applying, please email us directly.

When you are ready to apply, use the link below to visit Cal State Apply to start your application:

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Application Dates & Fees

The program’s cohort starts in the Fall. There is no Spring cohort available. Below you will find the application period for the Fall cohort, as well as the application fee:

  • Applications accepted: October 1 – May 31
  • Application fee: $70

Before applying

Step 1: Meet with an Advisor

Before applying, we highly recommended you meet with an advisor from your community college for General Education requirements, then visit for upper division transfer requirements. If you have trouble navigating, please contact CSUF Transfer Center for further assistance. Lastly, please book an appointment with program advisor Brooke Tolmasov for any questions regarding upper division transfer courses.

Completing your Application

Step 2: Submit online application

The online application generally takes less than an hour to complete and can be saved anytime. You will need to provide information on previous courses you have taken on the application, so we recommend you have a copy of your unofficial transcripts while completing it.

IMPORTANT: The initial admission review is based on your self-reported information, so it is crucial that all course information is inputted accurately. To do so, we advise that you have a copy of your unofficial transcripts while completing the application. If you skip this step, your application may be denied.

While applying, please select the following options:

  • Select “Undergraduate” as the level of degree you are seeking.
  • After selecting “Undergraduate”, select “Transferring with an Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T, AS-T) from a California community college” or “Transferring from a California community college or from another two-year or four-year institution” depending on which one applies to you.
  • If you select “Transferring from a California community college or from another two-year or four-year institution”, select “Greater than or equal to 60 semester or 90 quarter hours (equivalent to Junior or higher)” as your completed credit hours.
  • Select “Sociology" under Fullerton Extension as your intended program.

If you are an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) applicant: You will receive the message below. Please select “Continue Submission”. You are eligible to apply to BA Sociology online degree completion program if you are completing or have earned an ADT from a community college. You will need to obtain verification of your ADT from your community college and submit it to us after applying.

ADT applicant message

Please note: Completion of an ADT does not guarantee your admission to the program.

You will receive a confirmation email after successfully submitting your online application.

Step 3: Submit official transcripts

Applicants should submit official transcripts with final fall grades. Complete your application by ordering and submitting all official transcripts and official AP scores from all institutions attended directly to the office of Office of Admissions at:


California State University, Fullerton
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 6900
Fullerton, CA 92834-6900


After you Apply

Step 4: Login to your Student Portal

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email with information on setting up your Student Portal and student email address. Login as soon as possible, as you will receive any further admissions instructions only through your Student Portal and student email address.

Step 5: Check your email

You will need to check your email regularly for application status updates, as well as any additional information and instructions.

Step 6: Wait for an admissions decision

After you submit your online application and the Office of Admissions receives your supporting documents, the official review of your application begins. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and the processing time may take several weeks. The earlier the official transcripts are received, the earlier an admission decision can be made.

Talk to an Advisor

Have questions about applying? You learn more about the application process and your eligibility at the Transfer Center in Langsdorf Hall 501B. Peer advisors are available on a walk-in basis Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. and Friday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

What’s your next step?

Learn about program requirements or join our email list. By joining our email list, we will send you important program updates.



View requirements for the Online BA in Sociology program.