Application Filing Periods

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California State University

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Application Term Application Period Opens Priority Filing Period
Fall Term Oct. 1 Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
Winter Quarter* June 1 June 1-30
Spring Term* Aug. 1 Aug. 1-31

* Check the Cal State Apply website to determine if a campus/major accepts applications during winter or spring terms.

CSU Supplemental Application

Some CSU campuses require transfer applicants to complete a supplemental application. Most CSU campuses that require supplemental information will notify fall transfer applicants by early January.

CSU Application Resources

University of California

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Application Term Campus Application Filing Period
Fall Quarter / Fall Semester All UC campuses Oct. 1- Nov. 30
 Winter Quarter / Spring Semester UC Santa Cruz, UC Riverside, UC Merced* July 1-31
Spring Quarter N/A Oct. 1-31

* Information is subject to change. Consult the UC system's Check Majors webpage for openings in other terms.

UC Transfer Academic Update (TAU)

Transfer applicants must provide final grades from the previous term and list all courses in-progress or planned for the term before transferring to UC. Students who do not have any in-progress or planned courses are still required to log in to their application and complete the TAU. The priority deadline to submit the TAU website is Jan. 31 for fall transfer.

UC Application Resources

Private or Out-of-State Colleges and Universities

If you're interested in an independent, private or out-of-state college or university, you should check the website for each institution to which you plan to apply. You may be also able to use The Common Application to apply for admission to multiple institutions.

Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area

* indicates the college accepts The Common Application

Online Application Websites

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