Programs for Students
This program offers classroom fieldwork internships and online classes to students
interested in alternative pathways to earning a multiple subject teaching credential.
- Center for Community Engagement
The CSU is committed to serving the economic, public policy and social needs of our state.
CCE supports that goal by working with the campuses to promote community engagement, including
community service opportunities, service learning, community-based research, and other
community-based activities. CSU students contributed 32 million volunteer hours in 2007-08!
- International Programs
Yearlong study abroad opportunities are available at more than 50 universities in 19 different countries.
- Summer Arts
Hosted at CSU Fresno, this program offers undergraduates and graduate students multidisciplinary
two-week creative arts courses, culminating in a collaborative festival.
Doctoral Program Support
- California Pre-Doctoral Program
This program encourages CSU students, especially those who have experienced economic and
educational disadvantages, to enter doctoral programs in the CSU and UC systems.
- Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP)
This program provides forgivable student loans to doctoral students with the skills and abilities needed to
teach the CSU's diverse student population. Loans are forgiven based on service in a CSU teaching position.
- Alumni Council
This group designates a representative to advocate for CSU alumni interests to the Board of Trustees,
the systemwide Academic Senate and other committees.
- California State Student Association (CSSA)
This group advocates on behalf of the 433,000 CSU students to maintain access to high-quality, affordable education.
Information for Prospective Students
- CSU Mentor
Using this site, students browse facts about each of the 23 CSU campuses, explore degree
programs and apply for admission.
- Early Assessment Program
This program tests 11th graders' proficiency in college-level English and mathematics, and readies them
for the standardized tests required for college acceptance.
- Financial Aid
The CSU awards approximately $2 billion in financial aid, grants, loans and work study to more
than half its students.
- How to Get to College
This site ensures that high school students at all grade levels know how to prepare for and apply to
college, and provides their families with the tools to help them.