Application Filing Periods

Application Filing Periods

Terms Applications First Accepted Initial Filing Period
Fall Semester or Quarter October 1 October 1-November 30
Winter Quarter June 1 June 1-30
Spring Semester or Quarter August 1 August 1-31
Summer Semester or Quarter
(Most CSUs do not admit students to summer term.)
February 1 February 1-28

Filing Period Duration

Each non-impacted university accepts applications until capacities are reached. Many universities limit undergraduate admission in an enrollment category due to overall enrollment limits. If applying after the initial filing period, consult the university admission office for current information.

For more information, see Admission Deadlines.

Application Acknowledgment

On-time applicants may expect to receive an email acknowledgment from the universities to which they have applied within two to four weeks of filing the application. The notice may include a request that applicants submit additional records necessary to evaluate academic qualifications. Applicants may be assured of admission if the evaluation of relevant qualifications indicates that applicants meet CSU admission requirements, and in the case of admission impaction, supplemental criteria for admission to an impacted program. Unless specific written approval/confirmation is received, an offer of admission is not transferable to another term or to another university.