Upcoming Application Periods

Fall 2021 - Apply October 1 - December 15, 2020

Spring 2022 - Apply August 1 - August 30, 2021


Sonoma State University is a small, welcoming campus dedicated to the liberal arts and sciences. Students enjoy a high-quality, interdisciplinary education that features close interactions with faculty, research, innovation, and internship opportunities with a focus on inclusivity, integrity, and respect. SSU strives to graduate students who are ready to pursue fulfilling careers in our changing world and who are prepared to make informed decisions based on the pillars of our core values: diversity, social justice, sustainability, environmental inquiry, global awareness, and citizenship. 


Fall 2021 Admissions Information

  • Fall 2021 Application opens on October 1st! Start your application at Cal State Apply
  • Applicants affected by current California Wildfires - SSU understands that there are applicants who are experiencing hardship and were unable to meet the Spring 2021 application deadline of August 31, 2020. Please know that you can request an extension.
  • During the shelter in place, we are only able to reply to emails. Please contact the Office of Admissions at We will reply to all emails within 24-48 hours.
  • COVID-19 Impact on Admissions: For details regarding admissions requirements, please review the CSU's updates for First-Time First-Year students and for Transfer students.