University Applications & Deadlines
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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!
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
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).”
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.
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 commonapp.org
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How to 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:
COLLEGE REPORT UPDATE:
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.
Students should be scanning and emailing their filled out College Report and Verification of Enrollment form to
COLLEGE REPORT: The College Report form requests information about your In Progress/ Planned courses and your current academic standing at Foothill College. This form is located in the “Supporting Information” circle in Documents within your Common Application. 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) office.
Please follow the instructions below for (A & R) to process your College Report:
Print the “Verification of Enrollment” form on the Foothill Admissions and Records forms website and check the “Common Application” box. Attach the two-page College Report to the “Verification of Enrollment” form and submit them to the Foothill (A & R) office. Forms may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org OR submitted in person.
If students would like Foothill College to mail their College Report to one university, they must attach a stamped envelope with the correct mailing address written on the envelope.
If the student would like Foothill College to mail their College Report to multiple universities, they must submit multiple copies of their completed College Report and a stamped envelope with the correct mailing address for each university.
Processing one College Report may take up to 3 business days. Processing multiple College Reports may take a few days longer. All colleges & universities may or may not require this form.
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.