Available Admission Terms

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Spring Term 2018 – application period opens August 1, 2017

To ensure a quality experience for current students, Cal State LA has made the difficult decision to limit new student admission for Spring 2018.
  • All main campus undergraduate programs will be closed for admission. Interested undergraduates should plan to apply for the Fall 2018 semester. The Fall 2018 application filing period opens October 1, 2017.
  • Select graduate/credential programs will open for admission. To view the specific programs and their application deadline, visit the Spring 2018 deadlines webpage.
  • Cal State LA Downtown (DTLA) is accepting domestic upper division transfer undergraduate applicants for the Psychology BA (Degree Completion) program. Applications are due October 16, 2017. For more information about the program including location, schedule, admission, fees and financial assistance, visit the DTLA Psychology BA webpage.

The Spring 2018 term is January 18, 2018 to May 26, 2018.

Fall Term 2018 – application period opens October 1, 2017

  • Important Fall 2018 Changes for Undergraduate Admission:
    • The CSU has launched a new application system called Cal State Apply. You can find helpful CSU information at Cal State Apply.
    • All freshmen applicants must submit official SAT or ACT results. The test must be taken no later than December 2017.
    • Cal State LA has implemented a new admission approach for transfers focusing on lower-division preparation in the major. Many majors now have Major-Specific Requirements for Transfer Admission.
    • Returning Cal State LA students must meet the admission requirements based on their returning student status. Visit the Returning Student webpage.
  • Admissions Application Filing periods:
    • Domestic Undergraduates: October 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017
    • International (F/J Visa) Undergraduates: October 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018
    • Domestic and International (F/J Visa) Graduate/Credential/Certificate Applicants: Application opens October 1, 2017; deadline varies by program
  • Cal State LA Downtown (DTLA) is also accepting new transfer and graduate applicants for their unique programs. Be sure to review the Cal State LA College of Professional and Global Education site for details of these programs including location, schedule, admission, fees, and financial assistance.

The Fall 2018 term is August 20, 2018 to December 15, 2018.

If you are a current CSU, CA Community College, or University of California (UC) student looking to attend Cal State LA as a visiting student, please see the Visiting Student webpage.