Dates & Deadlines

Find your admission deadlines below.

Application deadlines

  • Fall semester admission: Oct. 1 to Jan. 31
  • Spring semester admission: begins Aug. 1 only for athletes, veterans and international freshman applicants

Final high school transcript deadline

  • Fall applicants: July 15

Intent to Enroll

  • Fall applicants: July 15, 2024

Application deadlines

Preliminary transcript due date

  • Fall applicants: Feb. 15
  • Spring applicants: Oct. 1

Final transcript due date

  • Fall applicants: July 15
  • Spring applicants: Jan. 15

Test Scores

Optional AP, CLEP or IB test scores are due as soon as possible but no later than:

  • Fall applicants: July 15
  • Spring applicants: Jan. 15

To order test scores, see:

Intent to Enroll

  • Fall applicants: July 15, 2024
  • Spring applicants: Nov. 1

CSU Fully Online

  • Spring 2024 semester: Jan. 8 to Jan. 26, 2024
  • Fall 2024 semester: Aug. 12 to Aug. 30

Learn more about CSU Fully Online.

Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment

  • Spring 2024 semester: Jan. 8 to Jan. 26, 2024
  • Fall 2024 semester: Aug. 12 to Aug. 30

Learn more about Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment (ICE).

Application deadlines

  • FALL semester admission: Oct. 1 to May 31
  • SPRING semester admission: Aug. 1 to Oct. 31

Please see the important notes about master's programs in the Graduate Student Applicant section of this page.

Returning international students who were previously disqualified: Please see previously disqualified student deadlines.

Document deadlines

  • Fall applicants: June 15
  • Spring applicants: Nov. 15

Application deadlines

  • FALL semester admission: Oct. 1 to July 1*
  • SPRING semester admission: Aug. 1 to Dec. 1*

*Important Notes

For more information, visit Graduate Admissions and the “How to Apply to a Credential Program” section.

Application deadlines

  • FALL semester admission: begins Oct. 1*
  • SPRING semester admission: begins Aug. 1*
    • Some master's and doctoral degree programs accept applications only for fall — not spring — admission.

*Important notes

CSU Fully Online

  • Spring 2024 semester: Jan. 8 to Jan. 26, 2024
  • Fall 2024 semester: Aug. 12 to Aug. 30

Learn more about CSU Fully Online.

Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment (ICE)

Learn more about Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment (ICE).

Returning undergraduate students

If you left CSUN in good academic standing, do not submit a new Cal State Apply application. Instead, complete our Welcome Back Form during the following dates:

  • Fall semester admission: Oct. 1 to July 15* 
  • Spring semester admission: Aug. 1 to Sept. 30* 
  • Athletes, veterans and international applicants may have different application deadlines.

*Read more about Returning Undergraduate Student Admissions

Returning undergraduate students who were previously disqualified

To return to CSUN as a previously disqualified student, please file a new Cal State Apply application during the following dates:

  • Fall 2024 admission:
    • If disqualified prior to fall 2023, apply for fall 2024 admission from Oct. 1 to Jan. 31, 2024.
    • If disqualified at the end of fall 2023, apply for fall 2024 by April 1, 2024. An invitation code is required after Jan. 31.
  • Spring 2025 admission: Returning domestic undergraduates who were previously disqualified may use the Welcome Back Form starting Aug. 1.

For important details, visit Returning Undergraduate — Previously Disqualified.

Returning graduate student application deadlines

Visit our Returning Graduate Student page for more information.

If you've already earned a bachelor’s degree or higher, we encourage you to apply to a CSUN graduate program.

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