When to Apply for Transfer - Don't Miss the Deadline!
- Fall 2023: October 1, 2022 - November 30, 2022*
- Summer 2022: February 1, 2022 - February 28, 2022
- Winter 2023: June 1, 2022 - June 30, 2022
- Spring 2023: August 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022
*The priority application filing period may vary based on your enrollment type or status (e.g., graduate, international, returning, veteran applicant). Some campuses and majors still accept applicants after the priority period.
**Some CSU Campuses have extended their priority application period. See the Priority Application Deadline page.
NOTE: Cal Poly Humboldt is accepting applications for Spring 2023 through September 30th.
- Cal State Apply
- Cal State Apply - Applicant Help Center
- Cal State Apply - Application YouTube Videos
- CSU - Contact a Campus
- CSU - Transfer Student Application Checklist
- CSU - Transfer Student Academic Record Updates
- CSU Long Beach - Supplemental Application Information
- San Diego State University - Fall 2022 Transfer Supplemental Application Tutorial
- Top Tips for Applying to the California State University
UC Berkeley and UC Merced are on the semester system calendar while all other campuses are on the quarter system calendar. All campuses are open for the fall term.
Fall Quarter/Semester 2023
- August 1, 2022: Application opens for Fall 2023 applicants
- September 1, 2022 - September 30, 2022: Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) application for Fall 2023 term
- October 1, 2022 - November 30, 2022: Submit Fall 2023 applications (New application filing period)
Winter Quarter/Spring Semester 2023
IMPORTANT UPDATE: UC Merced, UC Riverside, and UC Santa Cruz have extended the deadline for winter/spring 2023 transfer applicants to August 31, 2022. Students interested in transferring mid-year to one of these three campuses are encouraged to file an application by August 31.
- July 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022: Application opens for UC Merced, UC Riverside, and UC Santa Cruz
- May 1, 2022 - May 30, 2022: Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) application for Winter/Spring 2023 term
NOTE: This information is subject to change. If you need more detailed information, please contact the campus admissions office directly.
- UC Application
- UC Application Center (Scroll down for Application Helpdesk hours) - Call within the U.S.: (800) 207-1710 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- UC Application Step-by-Step Tutorial for Fall 2023 Admissions: Created for California Community College Students by SBCC Transfer Academy
- UC PIQ Video: How to Answer UC's Personal Insight Questions
- UC PIQ Brainstorming Guide (English)
- UC PIQ Brainstorming Guide (Spanish)
- UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) Transfer Admissions - Transfer Student Resources Video
- UC Statement of Legal Residence on the Application for Admission: Questions and Answers
- UC Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) Instructions for Undocumented Students
- UC System - Campus Contacts & Support Services
- UC Transfer Academic Update Instructional Video
- Common App - Application Guide for Transfer Students
- Common App for Transfer Quick Start Guide
- Common App for Transfer Help Center
- Common App for Transfer 2022–2023 Walkthrough Video
- Common App - Answering the Most Popular Questions We Get About Common App Video
- Common App - Breaking Down All 7 Common App Essay Prompts Video
- Chapman University - Transfer Resources
- Chapman University - Transfer Application Instructions and Deadlines
- Regional Admission Counselors of California (RACC) - Promoting out-of-state educational opportunities for Californians
- University of Southern California (USC) Transfer Applicant Information
- University of Southern California (USC) Transfer Application Deadlines for Fall 2023 Admission
- Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) - America’s largest regional interstate tuition savings program