When to Apply

University of California (UC)

UC logo To begin studies during: You must apply:

Fall TAG (optional, additional application)

Fall semester or quarter

Sept. 1-30

Nov. 1-30

Winter quarter (Riverside only)* July 1-31*
Spring semester (Merced only)* July 1-August 31*
Spring quarter* If open, Oct. 1-31*

* Generally, UC campuses only accept Fall applications - check Majors available at UC campuses by term.

Applying to the UC System


California State University (CSU)

CSU logo To begin studies during: You must apply:
Fall semester or quarter Oct 1 - Nov 30 (some Campuses/Majors extended)
Winter quarter* If open, Jun 1 - Jun 30*
Spring semester or quarter* If open, Aug 1 - Aug 31*
Summer semester/quarter* If open, Feb 1 - Feb 28*

*CSU campuses typically accept Fall and some Spring applications - check Majors Available at CSU campuses by term. International applicant deadlines may vary.

Earning an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) in a similar transfer degree for your CSU?  Early in the final semester in which you are completing your degree requirements, don't forget to apply for the degree!

Applying to the CSU System


Private / Out of State 

Deadlines vary - check websites of individual schools.

Overseas Schools

Deadlines vary - check websites of individual schools.