Winter 2016 Admissions/Enrollment Deadlines

All deadlines are “postmark dates” unless otherwise noted.

For specific admission categories, visit Available Terms - Winter 2016.


Undergraduate Applicants

Cal State L.A. is not accepting undergraduate program applicants for Winter 2016.

Graduate/Credential/Certificate Applicants

Special note to Graduate applicants:
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, please visit the Office of Graduate Studies website.

Graduate/Credential/Certificate Deadlines for Winter
Admission/Enrollment Items

For OPEN categories

Select Programs

(except for CCOE)

For OPEN categories

Charter College

of Education (CCOE) Only

CSU Mentor Application Deadline

July 10, 2015

August 10, 2015
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.

July 24, 2015

August 25, 2015
Supplemental Program Admissions Application

View if a separate program application is required and its related deadline. If yes, please visit the Academic Department webpage for program admissions information.

Admission Deadlines

CCOE Admission Deadlines
Official Transcript(s)/Academic Records, 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 Spring 2015 (and if available, degree completion). If you have already completed a bachelor's degree but it is not posted on your transcript, please also submit a copy of your degree certificate for initial evaluation. For Winter 2016 graduate/post-baccalaureate admissions, a bachelor's degree must be earned by January 3, 2016.

Special notice for International (F/J visa) applicants - please plan to submit non-US/foreign academic records/transcripts to the International Education Research Foundation (IERF) for initial evaluation.

July 24, 2015

August 25, 2015

Official English Language Proficiency Exam Scores (TOEFL/IELTS/PTE)

Required from all applicants, regardless of US 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.

July 24, 2015
(if applicable)

August 25, 2015
(if applicable)

Official Final Transcript(s)/Academic Records with Undergraduate Degree Posted

Required from admitted applicants for coursework/degree completed after Spring 2015, through Fall 2015.

January 15, 2016

January 15, 2016
Start of the Winter 2016 term January 4, 2016 January 4, 2016

Missing any of the stated deadlines and enrollment criteria may lead to the cancellation of your admission application, or prevent admission eligible students from enrolling at Cal State L.A. for Winter 2016. There are no exceptions to these requirements, and admission/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 fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change 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, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).