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Transfer Applications

It is especially important to adhere to deadlines when applying to colleges and universities. 

The VVC Transfer Center can help you fill out these important applications.  During the fall semester we will typically hold two workshops per week to help you with applications since this is the busiest application window.  REMEMBER!! You typically will apply to a college or university about one year in advance.

The CSU and UC systems do not give priority to students who apply earlier in the application window.  As long as you meet the deadline, your application will be reviewed with all other applicants.  Some independent schools do use "rolling admissions" which means that earlier applicants have a better chance of being admitted.  Below are a few important time frames and links for your transfer applications.

 

California State University (CSU) Applications

Link to the California State University Application

The application fee is $55 per campus.  Four application fee waivers are granted to those who qualify.

The table below shows you when to submit your application.

Term for which you are applying:

Filing Period

Fall Quarter or Semester October 1 - November 30 of the previous year
Winter Quarter June 1-30 of the previous year
Spring Quarter or Semester August 1-31 of the previous year
Summer term February 1-29 of the previous year

 

University of California (UC) Applications

Link to the University of California Application

The application fee is $70 per campus. Four application fee waivers are granted to those who qualify.

The table below shows you when to submit your application.

Term for which you are applying:

Filing Period

Fall Quarter or Semester November 1-30 of the previous year
Winter Quarter/Spring Semester* July 1-31 of the previous year

 *Currently, UC Merced is the only UC accepting applications for the Spring semester.

Independent and Out-of-State Applications

Many private institutions use "The Common Application" and some have their own individual applications.

Link to The Common Application

Other institutions use their own application which you should be able to find on the admissions website.

Make sure you review the deadlines and fees carefully!