Available Terms for New Student Admission Applications

New major specific transfer criteria for fall 2018 admissionsSpring 2018 admissions open to select graduate programs only


Fall Term 2017 – priority filing period October 1, 2016 – November 30, 2016

  • Admissions Application Filing periods:
    • Domestic Undergraduates: October 1, 2016-November 30, 2016
    • International (F/J Visa) Undergraduates: October 1, 2016-March 31, 2017
      • If interested in Biology, Business-Accounting, Business-Management, Business-Marketing, Criminal Justice, Nursing, Psychology, or Social Work, must apply by November 30, 2016.
    • Domestic and International (F/J Visa) Graduate/Credential/Certificate Applicants: October 1, 2016-May 31, 2017 (varies by program)
      • For specific program deadlines, click here.
  • Applications are being accepted from:
    • Undergraduates Applicants
      • First-time Freshmen
      • Upper Division Transfers (Will complete at least 60 transferable semester units by end of Spring 2017)
      • Returning Cal State LA students
      • NO applications from second baccalaureate applicants (except for Nursing BSN), undeclared transfer applicants, and lower division transfer applicants.
    • Graduate/Credential/Certificate Applicants
  • Undergraduate campus and program impaction policies apply – for more information, visit www.calstatela.edu/admissions/impaction.
  • For undergraduate applicants, coursework completed through Spring 2017 will be considered for Fall 2017 admissions eligibility.
    • For priority transfer admissions consideration, Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) must be completed by the end of Spring 2017.
  • Cal State LA will communicate with applicants via email.
  • The Fall 2017 term is August 21, 2017-December 15, 2017.

Cal State LA Downtown (DTLA) is also accepting new transfer and graduate applicants for their unique programs. Applications are due May 31, 2017. For more information, visit www.calstatela.edu/dtla.

Spring Term 2017 – priority filing period is August 1-31, 2016

To ensure a quality experience for current students, Cal State LA has made the difficult decision to limit new student admission for Spring 2017.
  • All undergraduate programs will be closed for admission. Interested undergraduates should plan to apply for the Fall 2017 semester. The Fall 2017 application filing period opens October 1, 2016.
  • Select graduate/credential programs will open for admission. For the specific list of programs, click here.

Cal State LA Downtown (DTLA) is also accepting new applicants for the Master's in Business Administration (MBA) program. Applications are due November 1, 2016. For more information, visit www.calstatela.edu/dtla.

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.