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 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

CSU Application: Dates & Deadlines (check if a campus is still accepting applications)

CSU Application: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

CSU Admissions: Undocumented Students

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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

^ Most UC campuses or majors do not accept transfer applications for winter or 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 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

UC Application: Dates & Deadlines

UC Application: After you apply (includes links to UC Admissions Offices by Campus)

UC Application: Commonly Asked Questions

UC Admissions: Undocumented Students

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
Use The Common App Virtual Counselor tool

Common Black College Application ( Apply Online
Students pay a $35 application fee and may use a common, standardized application form to apply to any number of the 50 CBCA member institutions (including California Community College Transfer Partner Institutions that participate in the CCC-HBCU Transfer Guarantee Program) at the same time.

Universal College Application ( Apply Online


August 1, 2010August 1-31, 2010

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Last Updated: 12/11/17