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Guide for Transfer Students: Applying to the CSU System

1. Research Campuses:

2. Plan for College

3. Know the Application Deadline

 College Application Filing Periods

4. Access the CSU Online Application

5. Review and Submit your Application

Application Fees – $55 per campus

Payment is required and is non-refundable. The University prefers credit card payments. You may apply online for a fee waiver only once ( good for up to 4 campuses). If you apply for more than four campuses, you must select a payment method (credit card, or pay by mail) to pay the application fees for the additional campuses.

6. After You Submit:

Tips and Reminders:

Check your email regularly and send official transcripts listing grades and courses in progress to the CSU’s requesting them. Once all classes are completed, send your official transcripts to the CSU you will be attending. Be sure to check the GE Or IGETC certification box on the TC Transcript Request Form. Admission notifications begin in March/April.

Need Help?

CSU Application Center (800) 468-6927 or

Campus Contact Info:

Additional Resources

Main Website

Explore and Apply

GPA Calculator

CSU Admissions Handbook

2015-2016 CSU Admissions Handbook

CASPER houses detailed information on admission, enrollment, and orientation at each of the 23 California State University (CSU) campuses.

Campus Admission-Specific Practice and Enrollment Resources (CASPER)

 CSU Application Tutorial Power Point