Available Admission Terms

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Fall Term 2019 – application period opens October 1, 2018

  • Admissions Application Filing periods:
    • Domestic Undergraduates: October 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018Extended to December 15, 2018
    • International (F/J Visa) Undergraduates: October 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019
    • Domestic and International (F/J Visa) Graduate/Credential/Certificate Applicants: Application opens October 1, 2018; 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 graduate/post-baccalaureate programs is a two-step process. Each program has its own departmental review process, which often includes a 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.).

  • 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 2019 term is August 20, 2019 to December 16, 2019.


Spring Term 2019 – application period opens August 1, 2018

To ensure a quality experience for current students, Cal State LA has made the difficult decision to limit new student admission for Spring 2019.
  • All undergraduate programs will be closed for admission. Interested undergraduates should plan to apply for the Fall 2019 semester. The Fall 2019 application filing period opens October 1, 2018.
  • Select graduate/credential programs will open for admission. To view the specific programs and their application deadline, visit the Spring 2019 deadlines webpage.

The Spring 2019 term is January 17, 2019 to May 25, 2019.

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.