Transfer Planning

Transfer Planning

Application Filing Periods

California State University

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Application Term Date Applications First Accepted Priority Filing Period
Fall Term October 1 October 1 - November 30
Winter Quarter* June 1 June 1 - 30
Spring Term* August 1 August 1 - 31

* Check the Cal State Apply website to determine if a campus/major accepts applications during winter/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 transfer applicants in early January (for fall transfers).

CSU Application Resources

Cal State Apply Application Dates & Deadlines
Includes application filing periods, deadline dates, and application filing status.

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Cal State Apply Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

University of California

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Campus Application Term Filing Period
All campuses
(except Berkeley and Merced)
Fall Quarter November 1 - 30**
Winter Quarter^ July 1 - 31
Spring Quarter^ October 1 - 31
(accepts Fall term only)
Fall Semester November 1 - 30**
Merced Fall Semester November 1 - 30**
Spring Semester^ July 1 - 31

** See box below for information about the UC's deadline extension for Fall 2017 transfer applicants.

^ Most UC campuses or majors do not accept transfer applications for winter and spring terms.

To determine if any UC campuses and/or programs are accepting applications the winter or spring term, check the UC Undergraduate Admissions Check for Closed Majors page.

UC Application Resources

Presenting Yourself on the UC Application - Transfers [PDF]

Transfer Application Tips and Tools [PDF]

Personal Insight Questions: Guide for Transfer Applicants [PDF]

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. These updates ensure UC campuses have the most current academic information available.

Students who do not have any in-progress or planned courses and whose record of course grades was complete in their original application are still required to log in to your application and complete the Transfer Academic Update. The priority deadline to submit the TAU website is Jan. 31 for transfer in the fall.

Private/Out-of-State Colleges and Universities

Students interested in applying to an independent/private or out-of-state college or university should check each individual college/university website for information about applying. Students may be also able to use The Common Application to submit their application(s) for admission to member institutions.

Locally, in the Bay Area, there are many independent colleges and universities use The Common Application (see ♦ below) to process their admission applications, including the following institutions:

California College of the Arts Saint Mary's College of California
Dominican University of California Samuel Merritt University
Holy Names University Santa Clara University
Menlo College Stanford University
Mills College University of San Francisco
Notre Dame de Namur University University of the Pacific

Additional Online Application Websites

The Common Application ( Apply Online
The Common Application offers a common, standardized application form for use at any member college/university. Students can view application fees, general admission requirements as well as get an overview of financial aid, majors and degrees offered, and student life for each prospective member institution.  Additionally, students can also view both online and print versions of college application forms.

Common Black College Application ( Apply Online
The Common Black College Application (CBCA) offers a common, standardized application form to apply to any number of the 50 CBCA member institutions, at the same time, and pay a $35 fee. The list of current CBCA members include California Community College (CCC) Transfer Partner Institutions that participate in the CCC-HBCU Transfer Guarantee Program.  The CBCA creates the potential opportunity for students to receive acceptance letters, financial aid packages and scholarship offers from several different colleges.

Universal College Application ( Apply Online
The Universal College Application is a centralized online application system which allows students to apply to multiple member colleges and universities.  Students can access hard copy forms and links to applicant resources.


August 1, 2010August 1-31, 2010

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