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Should I Apply to Other Universities?

Many private and out-of-state universities have much later application deadlines for transfer students. You should definitely consider submitting additional university applications if:

  • Your top priority is attending a four-year university during the next academic term and,
  • You were denied admission to all the universities you applied to or,
  • You are certain you do not want to attend any of the universities where you were offered admission. 

How do I find out what universities are still accepting transfer applications? 

UC Campuses: It is rare for UC campuses to accept applications past the November 30th deadline but you can go to the UC website to check.

CSU Campuses: Go to CSUMentor and then select the term you want to transfer to see which campuses are still open for transfer applicants. Make sure and review the "Open majors" list to verify that your major is available.

California Private/Independent Colleges: Check out Application Deadlines. You should also confirm application deadlines by going to the specific university's website. FYI - "Rolling admission" means the campus accepts applications at any time and does not have final deadline.

Private Universities that use the Common Application:If you have not already done so, create an account on the Common Application website . After you create your account you can use the search feature to find out what universities are still accepting applications. You can also check the Partial List of Fall Application Deadlines.

Public, Non-California Universities: You will need to go directly to the university's website.


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