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Freshman Admission

Get on the path to becoming
a first-year student

Are you ready to join one of the best public university systems in the world? Let’s get started. We understand that applying can be both exciting and intimidating. But know that you don’t need to be perfect. In your application, we’re looking for you to be yourself.

Before You Apply

How to Apply

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Important Dates and Deadlines

August 1
Start your application on August 1 for admission the following year.

October 1–March 2
Apply for financial aid at fafsa.ed.gov or dream.csac.ca.gov.

November 1–30
The application filing period is November 1-30 for admission the following year.

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