Applying to a four-year college

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When to apply

UC (University of California):

To begin studies during:

You must apply:

Fall semester or quarter

Nov. 1-30

Winter quarter

July 1-31*

Spring semester (Merced only)

July 1-31*

Spring quarter

Oct. 1-31*


Apply to the UC System


*Generally, UC campuses do not accept applications for winter or spring terms. Check the UC application website for details.

 

CSU (California State University):

To begin studies during:

You must apply:

Fall semester or quarter

Oct. 1-Nov. 30; possibly later**

Winter quarter

June 1 - 30*

Spring semester or quarter

August 1 - 31*

Summer semester/quarter

Feb. 1-28; possibly later**

 

Apply to the CSU System


*See CSU Mentor for exceptions. **Some campuses will accept applications after this date. Check CSU Mentor frequently for most current information.

 

Private Schools:

Deadlines vary. Check website of each school.

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