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Application Tips & Resources

UC Application

  • Don’t send official transcripts when you apply.
  • UC does not require (nor read) letters of recommendation at the time of application. A select number of majors at some campuses may request them later as part of a supplemental review.
  • Transfer applicants must provide responses to the Personal Insight Questions (4 short-answer prompts). 

Review information about applying online and what you’ll need to apply 

Personal Insight Questions 

Transfer applicants must answer one required question, and select 3 additional questions out of 7

CSU Application

  • Cal State Apply Applicant Help Center (Tutorials and guides on how to complete the application)
  • Don’t send official transcripts when you apply; wait until official transcripts are requested from you by each campus.
  • CSU does not require letters of recommendation or essay prompts at the time of application. Applicants to Nursing, and Social Work majors at some campuses may need to submit letters or essays with a supplemental application requested by the department.
  • Applicants to selective visual and performing arts majors may be required to audition or submit a portfolio with a supplemental application requested by the department.

USC Application

  • Students must submit the Common Application and the USC Writing Supplement.
  • Official final high school transcripts with date of graduation and official college transcripts with grades through the fall term are required.
  • SAT/ACT scores are required only from applicants who have completed fewer than 30 semester units of college coursework.
  • Letters of recommendation are optional, but may be required for some majors. Some majors may also require a supplemental application, portfolio and/or audition. Check additional requirements by major for more information.

Review the Transfer application checklist


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Student Services Building, 2nd Floor

855 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90029

Jesus Gomez
Transfer Center Director

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Many of CSU Campuses have extended Fall 2021 application deadlines.

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