UC & CSU Application Deadline is
November 30th to Transfer Fall 2020
UC Application - Undergraduate
Students may start filling out the online application August 1st, but you may only submit the application during the month of November 1st though 30th.
- UC Undergraduate Application (online application)
- UC Application Worksheet (pdf)
- Personal Insight Worksheet (pdf)
- How applications are reviewed
- UCSD College Ranking
- After you submit
- Making changes to your application
- Transcripts & Letters of Recommendation
Students may start filling out the online application, and submit the application starting October 1st through November 30th. Campuses may extend this deadline, but you should try and submit your application during the filing period.
USC Application - USC uses the Common Application exclusively for undergraduate admission. Students wishing to apply for admission to the 2020-2021 academic year should submit the Common Application and the USC Writing Supplement.
Please be aware of these important application deadlines:
- December 1st, 2019
Transfer deadline for the following programs:
Deadline for merit scholarship consideration. First-year deadline for all Dramatic Arts, Cinematic Arts and Music programs, Kaufman School of Dance, the Iovine and Young Academy, and the World Bachelor of Business (WBB) program. (Check department websites for details.)
- February 1st, 2020
Transfer deadline for all other programs.
Transfer deadline for scholarship and regular consideration.
- March 2nd, 2020
FAFSA and CSS Profile applications due for financial aid.
Please note: the USC Financial Aid Office will not begin loading the FAFSA and CSS Profile applications into our systems until mid-November. Therefore, your submission may not be reflected in the Required Information and Forms Page until mid- to late-November.
- Common Application and the USC Writing Supplement
- Official final high school transcripts with date of graduation.
- Students who completed secondary school outside the US may substitute a copy of a diploma or leaving certificate.
- Students who did not finish high school should also submit a copy of their completion certificate (such as a GED) and may also submit a letter of explanation.
- All official college transcripts. Official transcripts of any and all college coursework completed through the fall term.
- SAT or ACT Scores. Required from applicants who have completed fewer than 30 semester units of college coursework.
- Letter(s) of recommendation. (Optional, although may be required for some majors.)
- Portfolio, resumé and/or additional writing samples: if required by major. Performance majors may also require auditions. Refer to the Additional Major Requirements page for more information.
- International applicants please refer to the International Students page for an Application Checklist.
- The Common Application and the USC Writing Supplement are separate submissions. Make sure you click on Submit for both parts. Your Common Application Dashboard should show two green checkmarks for USC.
- High School/Secondary School Transcripts are required and must show a graduation date. Students who attended secondary school/high school in a non-U.S. system may substitute the appropriate leaving certificate or comprehensive diploma result, provided it shows the completion date.
- College/University Transcripts must be sent from ALL colleges you have attended. We need to review your fall term grades, so be sure your current school has posted them before transcripts are sent.
- Common Application “Assign Recommenders” Section for USC
- Registrar: We do not require the College Report, either electronically or on paper, though other universities may require it. However, if the form helps your school provide transcripts to USC, feel free to use it.
- Academic Evaluator: Some academic departments at USC require academic recommendations, but in general we consider these optional. We will gladly consider any you wish to submit. The Common App will require you to enter a name before submitting it.
- Additional Forms: It is not necessary to submit any of the additional forms listed at the bottom of this section (the PDF versions of the Final Report, the Mid-term Report, or the College Report).
Loyola Marymount University - Undergraduate students need complete and submit the Common Application online. Applications for admission are reviewed on a rolling basis. This means that your application will be evaluated as soon as all required documents have been received.
- October 1: Regular Decision admission for Spring
- November 1: Early Action admission for Fall
- March 15: Regular Decision admission for Fall
Apply and submit all necessary documents by these priority dates to ensure full consideration for all programs. LMU can promise a decision by the timeline provided only if your application is complete by the deadline.
Follow the instructions on your application.
- Be sure to include the $60 application fee.
- To request a fee waiver, please follow the instructions on the application you choose to use.
- Applicants to Animation, Dance, Music and Theatre Arts require a portfolio or audition. Please click on your area of interest for complete information:
- Animation Portfolio
- Dance Audition
- Music Audition
- Theatre Audition
- Production Portfolio (Optional)
- Studio Arts Portfolio (Optional)
Submit a letter of recommendation with your application.
This should be from an official at the last school you attended, preferably your counselor, a teacher, your principal, or the Dean of Students. One letter of recommendation is required.
Send your official transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
All first year applicants should submit official transcripts for all high school and college coursework completed. When fall term grades are available, use your application's mid-year report form and submit these. First year applicants must all submit final high school transcripts before school begins, showing your high school graduate date.
Transfer students must also submit transcripts from each college or university attended.
Have your standardized test scores sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
First year applicants should submit either SAT or Act exam scores. Scores must be submitted directly from the College Board (SAT) or the American College Testing Program (ACT), or may be self-reported on your application. Please note October and November test results will not be received in time for Early Decision or Early Action consideration.
Transfer students who have completed 30 transferable semester units are not required to submit standardized test results.
Once you apply, you will receive instructions for logging into the LMU Application Portal where you can monitor the status of your application. You will also be notified when your application is complete. Please be aware that submitting documents through the Common Application is a two-step process. First, your school submits your forms to the Common Application. Then, we import them in to the LMU system. During peak volume periods, such as right around November 1 or January 15, this can take up to a week.
Mount St. Mary's - Students that are interested in majors other than nursing can only apply to MSMC through the common application. We are very excited about this change to provide students the opportunity to keep their options open and apply to various common application schools. Transfer students will not need to turn in the mid-year report and school report.
Spring Priority Application Deadline: November 1st
Fall Priority Application Deadline: March 15th
We are accepting applications for Spring 2020
If you want to be considered for financial aid, you’ll need to complete additional forms.
*$65 non-refundable application fee or fee waiver required.
And make sure we have the following required documents:
- an official copy of your final high school transcript or copy of your GED certificate
- official college or university transcripts from ALL institutions you have attended
- the College Report submitted via the Common App, fax or by email
- an Academic Evaluation from a college instructor of your choice (available on the Common App)
- a writing sample from a college course (with grade and commentary if possible)
- SAT or ACT scores (if you graduated from high school in the last five years)
International Transfer Applicants
Please be aware of some additional steps and forms you must complete as an international transfer applicant.
Transfer Application Deadlines
Spring enrollment: Application Deadline November 1*
Fall enrollment: Application deadline April 1
*Spring enrollment is not available for international students.
Learn more about financial aid availability and deadlines here.
Transfer Application Requirements
Transfer applicants are high school graduates who have taken any transferable college units at the time of application.
- Common Application.
- Official high school transcript(s)
- Official high school transcripts are required of all prospective transfer students. Please include your Common Application ID on all documents you submit. This will assist in the accurate and timely processing of your application file.
- If you have attended more than one high school, you must submit an official transcript from each school if the grades from the earlier school(s) do not appear on your last high school transcript.
- If you have attended high school(s) outside of the United States, you must submit official copies of each international transcript and any certified external exam results, regardless of whether the grades appear on your final high school transcript. Visit the international admission website for instructions.
- The official, cumulative high school transcript submitted must indicate the date of high school graduation.
- Official college transcript(s)
College transcripts must cover all work attempted by the application deadline and should be sent directly from each institution attended. For example, students applying for Fall 2018 should submit college transcripts that include final grades for Fall 2017 term coursework. You must submit a transcript from every institution where you have attempted college coursework.
- Academic recommendation
Transfer applicants must submit an Academic Letter of Recommendation which is referred to as an Academic Evaluator in the Common App. The recommendation must come from a college professor or advisor. If you have completed less than 30 college units at the time of application, your recommendation can also come from a high school core subject (math, science, English, history, foreign language, religion) teacher or counselor who is familiar with the applicant's academic standing.
- SAT I or ACT test scores (only for transfer students with less than 29 transferable college units)
STEP 1: Submit All Parts of the Common Application
The Common Application is a multi-part process that includes submission of the Common Application, the Pepperdine Questions, and Pepperdine Writing Supplement. All parts must be submitted through the Common Application Website. Be sure to review your Common App Dashboard to ensure that all parts have been submitted successfully.
Important: You will receive a final confirmation e-mail from the Seaver College Office of Admission within 48 hours of our office receiving your Common Application submission. Please save and print this final confirmation. This final confirmation ensures successful completion of Step 1.
STEP 2: Submit Additional Required Materials
- Include your Common Application ID on all documents you submit. This will assist in the accurate and timely processing of your application file.
- All additional materials must be submitted or postmarked by the application deadline.
- We strongly recommend that you submit as many materials in electronic format as possible as this will expedite processing of your application file.
STEP 3: Monitor Your Application and To-Do Lists
Monitor your application to-do lists via the Pepperdine "App Tracker" to verify that items have been received by the Admission Office. There will be a delay between submission of an item and reflection in your App Tracker to-do list. Do not send multiple copies of the same item. This will cause delay of processing your file.
- No paper applications accepted. Do not send printed copies of your Common Application or Pepperdine essay. These will not be accepted.
- We recommend that you complete the application process early, as technical difficulties may not be considered as a valid reason for a late application. It is your responsibility to resolve technical difficulties directly with The Common Application.
- We will utilize the e-mail address you provide on your application for correspondence (including notification of your admission decision). It is your responsibility to ensure that this e-mail address is valid, to notify us of any changes to your address, to check your e-mail regularly, and to verify that your account will accept e-mail from Pepperdine University.
- Retain all confirmation webpages, e-mails, and certified mail receipts for your records.
- Include your Common Application ID on all documents you submit. This will assist in the accurate and timely processing of your application file.
- Utilize your full legal name for the application and all additional materials you submit. Submitting documents with alternative versions of your name will delay or impede the processing of your application file.
- It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all required materials for the admission application file are received by the Office of Admission by the deadline in order to be considered by the Admission Committee.
Woodbury University -Has rolling admission deadline policy
Select and submit one of the following applications along with a $75 nonrefundable application fee.
In order to complete your application, all required sections of the Woodbury Application must be complete, including submission of required admissions documents uploaded through the page. If you apply using the Woodbury Application, a Common Application is not required.
In order to complete your application, all required sections must be submitted on the Common Application website, including required supplemental questions. If you apply using the Common Application, a Woodbury Application is not required.
Official transcripts are required from all colleges/universities attended. Official high school transcripts are required for students who have not completed an associates degree.
Veterans: Once you have obtained your Letter of Eligibility from the VA for education benefits, Please call or email the Admissions Department and identify yourself as a veteran. To receive transfer credit for prior college courses, we will need your Letter of Eligibility, DD214, and Transcripts from ALL colleges, universities and military schools to determine transferability.
|Fall Semester/Quarter||November 1-30 Students may start filling out the online application in August 1st, 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
|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 $85
|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.||
Transfer Applicants will find this option in the My Application section of the Common Application. Alternatively, transfer applicants who meet any of the following criteria may request a USC fee waiver code via askUSC (please specify in the subject line):
Transfer applicants requesting a fee waiver code through one of the four listed criteria, please allow up to three business days to receive the code by email.
|Essay or Personal Statement||Yes, Answer 3 out of 7 questions||No||Yes, respond to one of the prompts below (250 words or less).|
|Resume||No||No||Yes, one page accomplishments and activities, work experience|
|Letters of Recommendation||No||No||No|
|Financial Aid||Filing period begins October 1st through March 2nd||Filing period begins October 1st through March 2nd||Submit FAFSA and CSS/PROFILE by March 2th, 2020 and all tax returns by March 2 (this date may change each year please check the application)|