Application Deadlines

  UC CSU USC
Fall Semester/Quarter November 1-30  Students may start filling out the online application in October, but you may only submit the application during the month of November.  October 1 - November 30   Students may start filling out the online application, and submit the application starting October 1st through November 30. Most campuses may extend this deadline, but you should try and submit your application during the filing period. 

December 1: First-Year and Transfer Deadline for Cinematic Arts, Theatre and Music programs

February 1 Transfer Application Deadline for Scholarship and Regular Consideration 

*check wth USC some majors have an earlier deadline

Winter Quarter July 1 - 31 (except Berkeley, Los Angeles, San Diego) June 1 - 30 N/A
Spring Semester/Quarter October 1 -31 (only Riverside) August 1 - 31 NO
Official Transcripts Send only if requested or after you have been offered admission Yes,  when you apply Yes, send with application
Application Fee $70 for each campus$80 for International non-immigrant applicants $55 for each campus application fee $65  
Application fee waiver UC will waive the application fee for up to four campuses. You can fill out the online fee waiver as part of your application. CSU will waive the application fee for up to four campuses. You can fill out the online fee waiver as part of your application. Obtain a fee waiver letter from the Transfer Center counselors. Student must currently be on financial aid. Only for paper application. Online applications must pay fee's with a credit card.  
Essay or Personal Statement Yes, 1000 words split between 2 questions No Yes, 1 page limit
Resume No No Yes, one page accomplishments and activities, work experience
Letters of Recommendation No No No
Financial Aid Filing period begins January 2 through March 2 Filing period begins January 2 through March 2 Submit FAFSA and CSS/PROFILE by January 20 and all tax returns by March 2  (this date may change each year please check the application)
Last updated: 9/15/2011 10:10:53 AM