BA in Humanities & Social Sciences

California State University, Fullerton

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How to Apply

Please follow the steps below to apply to the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities & Social Sciences Online Degree Completion Program at California State University, Fullerton. You will need to complete an online application and submit supporting documents, like your official transcripts. See the Requirements page for further admission requirements. If you encounter any issues while applying, please contact us, or schedule a meeting with Program Coordinator Whitney Youngren.

When you are ready to apply, click the “Begin Application” button and follow the steps on this page to start the application process.

Begin Application

Application Dates & Fees

  • Applications will be accepted from October 1, 2018 to May 25, 2019.
  • Applications require a $55 application fee.
  • We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2019 cohort only.


Before applying

Step 1: Meet with an Advisor

It is recommended that you schedule an advising appointment before you apply. Appointments are available in person, by phone and online. The application requires information from your transcripts, and our advisors can review those to ensure you meet all application requirements before you apply. We can also answer any questions you have about the program or the application process.

Completing your Cal State Apply 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 the application.

As you fill out your application, please select the following options:

  • Select “Undergraduate” as the level of degree you are seeking.
  • After selecting “Undergraduate”, choose the option that best describes you: “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.”
  • 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.
  • When you add a program, select “Humanities and Social Sciences (Online Degree Program)" under Fullerton Extension.
  • You will receive a confirmation email after successfully submitting your online application.

Step 3: Submit official transcripts

After you have completed your Cal State Apply application, submit your official transcripts with final grades and any official AP scores from all institutions you have attended. Please submit a hard copy of these documents directly to the Office of Admissions:

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

After you Apply

Step 4: Log in to your Student Portal

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email with information about how to set up your Student Portal and student email address. Log in to your Student Portal as soon as possible, as you will receive all further admissions instructions through your Student Portal and student email address only.

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 processing may take several weeks. The earlier the official transcripts are received, the earlier an admission decision can be made.

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Talk to an Advisor

Have questions about applying? Book an appointment with an advisor to learn more about the application process and your eligibility.

Online Advising Center

What’s your next step?

Book an advising appointment to learn more or join our email list to get important updates.

Book Advising

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Book an advising appointment with BA in HSS Advisor Whitney Youngren. Whitney is available in person, by phone or online to answer your questions and discuss the best course of action for you.


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