Sonoma State University. (Photo via Sonoma State/Twitter)

Sonoma State University announced this week that the deadline to apply as a student for the Fall 2021 semester has been extended by a month to Jan. 15 to accommodate students facing admissions challenges due to COVID-19.

The application period had been set to end on Dec. 15. To further help interested students navigate the application process, Sonoma State is offering virtual pre-admissions advising appointments at, virtual tours at, and other informational sessions through next month.

Students can apply to the school and others in the California State University system at The application includes a fee waiver for qualifying students and those who had a drastic change in income from 2019 to 2020 due to the pandemic.

Those with questions about Sonoma State applications can visit or call (707) 664-2778.