Available Admission Terms

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Fall Term 2021 – Application period opens October 1, 2020

  • Admissions Application Filing periods:
    • Domestic Undergraduates: October 1, 2020 to December 4, 2020
    • International (F/J Visa) Undergraduates
      • Freshman Applicants: October 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021
      • Transfer Applicants: October 1, 2020 to December 4, 2020
    • Domestic and International (F/J Visa) Graduate/Credential/Certificate Applicants: Application opens October 1, 2020; deadline varies by program
  • Things to know:
    • Fall 2021 undergraduate admission is CLOSED for Criminal Justice majors, except for returning Cal State LA Criminal Justice students and US military service members/veterans. To better serve our current Criminal Justice students, the School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics made the very difficult decision to limit new student admission for Fall 2021. At this time, we expect the program to fully reopen for new student admission in Fall 2022.
      • Eligible returning Criminal Justice students and US military service members/veterans must request a special Fall 2021 application code BEFORE submitting the Cal State Apply application. To request a code, please complete the App Code Request eForm.
    • Applicants must apply via the online Cal State Apply application. For some tips on how to complete the application, visit our Application Tips webpage.
    • Freshman applicants
    • Transfer applicants
    • Returning Cal State LA students must meet the admission requirements based on their returning student status. Visit the Returning Student webpage for more information.
    • Graduate/Credential/Certificate applicants
      • Visit the Graduate Application and Admission webpage for important information.
      • Admission to some graduate/post-baccalaureate programs is a two-step process. Each program has its own departmental review process, which may includes a separate supplemental program application. Supplemental application materials are due by the same deadline as the university application. Some programs may also require specific admission/entrance exams (e.g., GRE, GMAT, etc.).
    • For important admissions-related dates/deadlines, visit the Admissions Deadlines webpage and click on the desired admit term.
  • 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 2021 term is August 23, 2021 to December 11, 2021.

Spring Term 2021 – Application period opens August 1, 2020

Cal State LA will be opening Spring 2021 admission to select upper division transfer and graduate/post-baccalaureate program applicants.

  • Admissions Application Filing periods:
    • Domestic Transfer Applicants: August 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020
    • International (F/J Visa) Transfer Applicants: CLOSED
    • Domestic and International (F/J Visa) Graduate/Credential/Certificate Applicants
      • Application opens August 1, 2020; deadline varies by program
  • Things to know:
    • Applicants must apply via the online Cal State Apply application. For some tips on how to complete the application, visit our Application Tips webpage.
    • Transfer applicants
    • Returning Cal State LA students must meet the admission requirements based on their returning student status. Visit the Returning Student webpage.
    • Graduate/Credential/Certificate applicants
      • Visit the Graduate Application and Admission webpage for important information.
      • Admission to some graduate/post-baccalaureate programs is a two-step process. Each program has its own departmental review process, which may includes a separate supplemental program application. Supplemental application materials are due by the same deadline as the university application. Some programs may also require specific admission/entrance exams (e.g., GRE, GMAT, etc.).
    • For important admissions-related dates/deadlines, visit the Admissions Deadlines webpage and click on the desired admit term.
  • Cal State LA's College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE) is also accepting applicants for their new Post-Baccalaureate Program in Nutritional Science. Be sure to review the PaGE webpage for program details, including location, schedule, admission, fees, and financial assistance.

The Spring 2021 term is January 25, 2021 to May 29, 2021.

Fall Term 2020 – CLOSED

  • Admissions Application Filing periods:
    • Domestic Undergraduates: October 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    • International (F/J Visa) Undergraduates
      • Freshman Applicants: October 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020
      • Transfer Applicants: October 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019
    • Domestic and International (F/J Visa) Graduate/Credential/Certificate Applicants: Application opens October 1, 2019; deadline varies by program
  • Things to know:
    • Applicants must apply via the online Cal State Apply application. For some tips on how to complete the application, visit our Application Tips webpage.
    • Freshman applicants
    • Transfer applicants
    • Returning Cal State LA students must meet the admission requirements based on their returning student status. Visit the Returning Student webpage.
    • Graduate/Credential/Certificate applicants
      • Visit the Graduate Application and Admission webpage for important information.
      • Admission to some graduate/post-baccalaureate programs is a two-step process. Each program has its own departmental review process, which may includes a separate supplemental program application. Supplemental application materials are due by the same deadline as the university application. Some programs may also require specific admission/entrance exams (e.g., GRE, GMAT, etc.).
    • For important admissions-related dates/deadlines, visit the Admissions Deadlines webpage and click on the desired admit term.
  • 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 2020 term is August 24, 2020 to December 12, 2020.

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.