Application Information (CSU, UC, Common App)

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California State University (CSU) Priority Application Filing Periods

CSU Application Dates & Deadlines

Fall 2021: October 1, 2020 - December 15, 2020 (deadline extended) 

Many California State University campuses have extended their application window past December 15.  There are still several CSU options available for Fall 2021. Please see further details below:

  • East Bay - March 2, 2021
  • Humboldt – February 28, 2021
  • Pomona – Hospitality Management for transfers until March 1

In keeping with previous efforts to provide current and prospective students and families with information, clarity and time to plan, the California State University (CSU) has announced that it is planning for an anticipated return to delivering courses primarily in-person starting with the fall 2021 term.

Winter 2021: June 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020

Spring 2021: August 1, 2020 - August 31, 2020

(*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.)

Cal State Apply

Cal State Apply - Applicant Help Center

Cal State Apply - Application YouTube Videos 

CSU Application Cheat Sheet

CSU - Contact a Campus

University of California (UC) Priority Application Filing Periods

UC Admissions Dates & Deadlines

Fall 2021

August 1, 2020: Application opens for Fall 2021 applicants

September 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020: Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) application for Fall 2021 term

November 1, 2020 - December 4, 2020 at 11:59PM (PST) deadline extended for Fall 2021 applicants

Winter/Spring 2021

July 1, 2020: Application opens for UC Merced, UC Riverside, and UC Santa Cruz

May 1, 2021 - May 30, 2021: Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) application for Winter/Spring 2022 term 

UC Application

UC Application Center (Scroll down for Application Helpdesk hours) - Call within the U.S.: (800) 207-1710 or email:

UC Application Step-by-Step Tutorial for Fall 2021 Admissions: Created for California Community College Students by SBCC Transfer Academy

UC Santa Barbara - UC Application Resources

UC Santa Cruz – Transfer Video Recording

UC System - Campus Contacts & Support Services

UC Transfer Academic Update Instructional Video

Common Application - Explore nearly 900 colleges and universities using Common App

The Common App - Application Guide for Transfer Students

The Common App for Transfer Quick Start Guide

The Common App for Transfer Help Center

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 2021-2022 Admission

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) - America’s largest regional interstate tuition savings program