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 2023 Transfer
Submit Application Aug. 1–31, 2022
Note: Not all CSU’s accept during this term
Fall 2023 Transfer
Submit Application Oct. 1–Nov. 30, 2022
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.
Click Here: Youtube Video on filling out your UC TAP.
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 2023 Transfer
Submit Application Oct. 1–Nov. 30 2022
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 NEW 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 NO LONGER requests information about students In Progress/Planned courses. It NOW ONLY asks students to list the units completed and the units students plan to complete by the time they leave Foothill. This form is located in the “Supporting Information” circle under Documents. The “Student Section” must be filled out by the student and the “College official section” 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 how many units you have currently completed & how many units that are in-progress and what you plan to take up to the end of your time at Foothill.
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.
STEP 2. Email your completed College Report form to this SmartSheet link.
IMPORTANT: Make sure to include the requested information on the SmartSheet.
- 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.