Graduate Deadlines 2

All deadlines are “postmark dates” unless otherwise noted.

These deadlines are for the following Fall 2015 Graduate/Credential/Certificate Programs:

Academic Programs*:

  • Anthropology, M.A.
  • Biology, M.S.
  • Biotechnology, Certificate
  • Chemistry, M.S.
  • Civil Engineering, M.S.
  • Computer Science, M.S.
  • Electrical Engineering, M.S.
  • English M.A.
  • Environmental Health Science, Certificate
  • Environmental Sciences, M.S.
  • Geography, M.A.
  • Geology, M.S.
  • History, M.A.
  • Industrial and Technical Studies, M.A.
  • Latin American Studies, M.A.
  • Manufacturing, Certificate
  • Mathematics, M.S.
  • Mechanical Engineering, M.S.
  • Mexican-American Studies, M.A.
  • Music, M.A.
  • Music, M.M.
  • Philosphy, M.A.
  • Physics, M.S.
  • Political Science, M.A.
  • Psychology, M.A.
  • Public Administration, M.S.
  • Sociology, M.A.
  • Spanish M.A.
  • Speech-Language Pathology Master's Preparatory Program, Certificate
  • Television, Film and Theatre, M.F.A.
  • Theatre Arts and Dance, M.A.
  • Women's Gender & Sexuality Studies, Certificate

*In addition to the CSU Mentor Graduate Admissions Application, many programs also require a separate departmental application. To ensure full consideration of your application, you must submit any required separate application to your graduate program of interest by the deadline date for the program.  For more information, visit (NOTE: The program application deadline date may be earlier than the CSU Mentor Application deadline date.)

Graduate/Credential/Certificate Deadlines
Admission/Enrollment Items Domestic Applicants
Select Graduate Programs

International (F/J Visa)

All Programs

CSU Mentor Application Deadline 4/26/15 3/31/15
CSU Mentor Application Fee Payment
$55 (US dollars)
- if not paid online at time of application submission, it can only be paid by mail or in-person. The fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to another term. Please refer to your CSU Mentor Application Submission Confirmation page.
5/15/15 Within 14 days of application submission
Supplemental Program Admissions Application
Contact Academic Department to determine if an additional program application is required; deadline may be earlier than the CSU Mentor Admissions Application deadline.
Varies - Check with specific Academic Department to determine if required. Varies - Check with specific Academic Department to determine if required.
Official Transcript(s), from every educational institution attended (and currently attending), regardless if a college/university's courses appear on another institution's transcript
For bachelor's degree and last 90 qtr/60 sem units; includes work in progress/planned. Transcripts must include coursework taken through Fall 2014 (and if available, degree completion). Some programs may require a separate set of transcripts to be sent directly to them. Please contact the Academic Department for more information.
5/15/15 4/30/15
Official English Language Proficiency Exam Scores (TOEFL/IELTS/PTE)
- Required from all applicants, regardless of residency, who do not possess a baccalaureate (or advanced) degree from a postsecondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction.
*Scores are valid for up to two years after test date.
(if applicable)
(if applicable)
Official Final Transcript(s) with Undergraduate Degree Posted
- Required from admitted applicants for coursework/degree completed in Spring/Summer 2015
(if applicable)
(if applicable)

Missing any of the stated deadlines and enrollment criteria may prevent admission eligible students from enrolling at Cal State L.A. for Fall 2015. There are no exceptions to these requirements, and enrollment may not be deferred to a future quarter.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.
The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as
estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.