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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 2021 Transfer Application

Apply Aug. 1–31, 2020
Note: Not all CSU’s accept during this term

Fall 2021 Transfer Application

Apply Oct. 1–Nov. 30, 2020


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 2021 Transfer Application

Apply Nov. 1–Nov. 30 2020

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

More Private Colleges and Universities Research Links

Need Help Getting Started?

How to Use the Common Application


Most private colleges and out-of-state universities accept the Common App.  Please refer to the following when filling out the Common App application as a Foothill student:

How to fill out the Common App and submit documents, like the College Report


 Link to the Common App application

 COLLEGE REPORT Instructions

The CommonApp College Report process will still remain with Admissions & Records (A&R) as it has been in the past.  The only difference is that A&R will not physically mail anything. 

Students have the option to request that the College Report be emailed back to them OR they can provide an email of where they would like Foothill to email the College Report. 

Please read the Foothill College Common Application Guidelines  to find out how to apply to private and/or out-of-state universities AND how to submit your College Reports

 College Report:  The College Report requests information about your In Progress/Planned courses plus your current academic standing at Foothill College.  This form is located in the “Supporting Information” circle under Documents.  The first page must be filled out by the student and the second page must be filled out by the Foothill College Admissions & Records (A & R) department.  Please follow the instructions below for (A & R) to process your College Report:

STEP 1. Download the fillable College Report form on the Transfer Center website and save it to your computer. Fill out the top half on the first page up to the section where it says “Required Signature.”

  • The CAID (Common App ID) is the number on the top right corner of your Common App application account
  • The correct CEEB Code is already included on the fillable College Report
  • Include the courses you’ve taken in the previous two terms and the courses that are in progress this term.
  • If you’re applying for spring 2021, (include spring 2020, summer 2020, and fall 2020) OR  winter 2020, spring 2020, and fall 2020 (if you didn’t attend summer school)

 If you’re applying for fall 2021, (include fall 2020, winter 2021, and spring 2021)

IMPORTANT PRIVACY NOTICE: Make sure to put a check mark in the appropriate box to choose whether you waive your right to review any documents Foothill emails to the university.

See SAMPLE College Report as a reference



STEP 2. Email your completed College Report form to

IMPORTANT: Make sure to include the following information in your email

  • Last Name, First Name
  • Foothill Student ID:
  • Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY)
  • ACCURATE emails of where you want Foothill College to email your College Reports (if you want your College Report emailed back to you, just request that it to be emailed back to you).

 Processing College Reports may take up to 3-5 business days. 

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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