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 (if applicable)* July 1-31*
Spring semester (Merced only) July 1-31*
Spring quarter (if applicable)* 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 - Dec 4
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

* Generally, CSU campuses accept Fall and Spring applications - check Majors Available at CSU campuses by term.

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.