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
More Private Colleges and Universities Research Links
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Common Application Basics
Most private colleges and out-of-state universities accept the Common App. Some universities may require students to fill out the Coalition application and not the Commonapp. If so, please review Youtube videos on how to fill out this application.
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
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 filling out applications for private and/or out-of-state universities that are NOT using the Commonapp, may be required to submit documents similar to the College Report. Sometimes this document is called a “Transfer Report” or “Officials/Admissions Report.” Please still follow the instructions below as if you were submitting the Commonapp, College Report.
Submit your completed College Report or similar form to this SmartSheet link.
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.
ONCE YOU RECEIVE NOTIFICATION FROM FOOTHILL COLLEGE THAT YOUR COLLEGE REPORT HAS BEEN EMAILED TO YOUR UNIVERSITIES OF CHOICE, WE ENOURAGE STUDENTS TO CONTACT THE UNIVERSITIES TO FIND OUT IF THEY RECEIVED IT BECAUSE FOOTHILL HAS ALREADY COMPLETED IT'S PART.
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 Foothill College CEEB Code is 4315
- 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 this SmartSheet link.
IMPORTANT: Make sure to include the following information in your email
- Last Name
- First Name
- Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY)
- Foothill Student ID:
- 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 5-7 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.