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Transfer Center

University Applications &  Deadlines

Start Your Planning, Explore Your Options!

Find application and deadline information for each transfer option below.


California State University (CSU & Cal Poly)

Explore Your Cal State Options

With 23 campuses and thousands of degrees choices, the CSU system provides excellent transfer options. Foothill offers 27 associate degrees for transfer to the CSU, too!

Cal State Options

Transfer Application Deadlines

Spring 2020 Transfer Application

Apply Aug. 1–31, 2019
Note: Not all CSU’s accept during this term

Fall 2020 Transfer Application

Apply Oct. 1–Nov. 30, 2019


University of California (UC)

Explore Your UC Options

Explore Your UC Options

Application Preparation

1. Create a UC TAP Account

To begin the process for applying to UC’s, create a UC Transfer Admission Planner (UC TAP) account and add your past, current, and future college classes

2. TAG Consideration

If you plan to submit a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG), you'll go to your UC TAP account to submit your TAG during the Sept. 1–Sept. 30 application period. Note: There is a button in your UC TAP account to submit your TAG.

For more information about submitting a TAG as a Foothill student,  go to our Transfer Admission Guarantee page.

3. UC Personal Insight Questions

This summer, begin writing your “UC Personal Insight Questions (PIQ).”  

See the Transfer Student PIQ instructions

Fall 2020 Transfer Application

Apply Nov. 1–Nov. 30 2019

Students may begin filling out their UC application during the month of August up to the end of November.

Apply to UC

Private and/or Out-of-State Universities

Explore Your Private University Options

Students interested in private and/or out-of-state universities must go to the individual university websites to get detailed transfer information.

Application deadlines and transfer criteria vary with each individual university. You can explore nearly 900 college and universities at

Use the Common Application

Most private colleges and universities accept the Common Application.

When filling out the Common Application as a Foothill student, refer to the following:

More Private Colleges and Universities Research Links

Need Help Getting Started?

Your Transfer Center Resources

Foothill students successfully transfer to the institution of their choice through planning and hard work, guided by knowledgeable and caring Foothill faculty and staff and our university representative partners.

Use all the resources available when starting your transfer planning journey.

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Transfer Center


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