Available Admission Terms

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Summer Term 2021 – Application period is February 1-28, 2021

Cal State LA will be opening Summer 2021 admission only for select graduate programs offered through the College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE):

  • Be sure to review the PaGE webpage for program details, including location, schedule, admission, fees, and financial assistance.
  • For specific programs and their application deadlines, visit the Admissions Deadlines webpage and click on the desired admit term.

The Summer 2021 term is June 1, 2021 to August 14, 2021.

Fall Term 2021 – Application period opens October 1, 2020

  • Admissions Application Filing periods:
    • Domestic Undergraduates
      • Freshman Applicants: October 1, 2020 to January 19, 2021 (extended from 12/15/20)
      • Transfer Applicants
        • Nursing majors: October 1, 2020 to December 15, 2020 (extended from 12/4/20)
        • All other majors (except for Nursing): October 1, 2020 to January 19, 2021 (extended from 12/15/20)
    • International (F/J Visa) Undergraduates
      • Freshman Applicants: October 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021
      • Transfer Applicants
        • Nursing majors: October 1, 2020 to December 15, 2020 (extended from 12/4/20)
        • All other majors (except for Nursing): October 1, 2020 to January 19, 2021 (extended from 12/15/20)
    • Domestic and International (F/J Visa) Graduate/Credential/Certificate Applicants: Application opens October 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.
    • 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.

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.