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Transfer Checklist

Transferring to a Four-Year University

  • Apply for a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) if applicable
  • Apply to transfer
  • Attend Transfer Application Workshops:
    • September
      • UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) Application Workshop
    • October – December
      • UC Application Workshops
      • UC Personal Insight Question Workshops
      • CSU Application Workshops
      • Common Application Workshops
  • After you submit your application, check each university’s portal on a weekly basis for any special requests and “To Do” lists
  • Apply for financial aid (FAFSA or California Dream Act between October 1 – March 2)
  • Update all UC and CSU applications in January with your Fall semester grades
  • Submit supplemental applications, if applicable
  • Apply for your Associate Degree for Transfer in early February, if applicable
    • Sign up to participate in Commencement in April
  • Submit official transcripts to the universities you’re applying to, as requested
  • Apply for housing at the university you are applying to transfer to, if applicable
  • File your Student Intent to Register (SIR) by May 1 for CSU or June 1 for UC
  • Register for your transfer university’s New Student Orientation
Application Deadlines
College/University Fall Application Period Winter/Spring Application Period
UC October 1 – November 30 July 1–31*
CSU October 1 – November 30

Winter: June 1–30*

Spring: August 1-31*

UC TAG September 1–30 May 1–31*
Private/Out of State Varies – refer to their website Varies – refer to their website

*Campuses that accept spring applicants are limited and vary by year

See Transfer Checklist document.

Visit the Transfer Center Student Services Center – 2nd floor
Call (408) 741-2040
Email [email protected]
Meet Online Schedule Appointment via Starfish
Last Updated 12/14/23