Applying to the University

Applying to transfer to a university is often more than just completing a form. It is a package of materials that you submit to support your candidacy for their program. The application cycle can take as short as two weeks or as long as one year. It is a process that may require the reporting of your academic history, admissions essay, portfolio or supplemental application to specific programs and departments. In addition, you are likely finding yourself applying for financial aid, scholarships, on-campus housing, etc.. 

Below are some resources to help support you through the transfer application cycle.

California State University (CSU)

Priority Application Filing Period

  • Fall 2020: October 1, 2019 - November 30, 2010
  • Winter 2021: June 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020
  • Spring 2021: August 1, 2020 - August 31, 2020

How to Apply

CSU Application Create Account

Use the Transfer Student Application Guide to learn how to create an account. 


CSU Application Credit Entry

Use the Transfer Credit Entry Guide to help you report all college courses on your Cal State application. This guide will provide detailed instructions for entering high schools attended, colleges attended, transcript entry, and general education.


University of California (UC)

Application Filing Period:

  • Fall 2020 Transfer Admission: November 1, 2019 - November 30, 2019
  • Winter/Spring 2021 UC TAG: May 1, 2020 - May 31, 2020
  • Winter/Spring 2021 Transfer Admission: July 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020

How to Apply


Private/Out-of-State Institutions

How to Apply

Questions? Contact Transfer Counselor Frances Fon at