Available Admission Terms

Click on the desired term to view more information.

Fall Term 2020 – application period opens October 1, 2019

  • 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.

 

Spring Term 2020 – application period opens August 1, 2019

To ensure a quality experience for current students, Cal State LA has made the difficult decision to limit new student admission for Spring 2020.
  • Undergraduate Program - Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Cal State LA Downtown LA location) - apply by November 1, 2019.
    • Be sure to review the Cal State LA College of Professional and Global Education site for details of this program including location, schedule, admission, fees, and financial assistance.
    • All other undergraduate programs will be closed for Spring 2020 admission. The Fall 2020 application filing period opens October 1, 2019.
  • Select graduate/credential programs will open for admission. To view the specific programs and their application deadline, visit the Spring 2020 deadlines webpage.

The Spring 2020 term is January 21, 2020 to May 16, 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.