Prospective Students

Admissions Deadlines

First-Time Freshman Applicant Deadlines

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

Transfer Applicant Deadlines

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
*NOTE: Optional AP, CLEP or IB test scores are also due as soon as possible but no later than the transcript due dates above. Test reports are not required but may help you satisfy admission and college preparatory subject requirements.

Intent to Enroll

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

Undergraduate Concurrent Enrollment

CSU Fully Online Courses Program

  • Spring 2024 semester: Jan. 8 to Jan. 26, 2024
  • Fall 2024 semester: Aug. 12 to Aug. 30, 2024
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, 2024
Learn more about Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment (ICE).

International Student Applicant Deadlines

Application deadlines

  • FALL semester admission: Oct. 1 to May 31
  • SPRING semester admission: Aug. 1 to Oct. 31
International graduate students: Please see the important notes about master's program deadlines.

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

Document deadlines

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

Credential Student Deadlines

Application deadlines

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

*Please check Credential Office How to Apply for exceptions. If the program is closed, do not complete the university application; contact the Credential Office for guidance.

Graduate Student Applicant Deadlines

Application deadlines

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

*Important notes

Graduate Concurrent Enrollment

CSU Fully Online Courses Program

  • Spring 2024 semester: Jan. 8 to Jan. 26, 2024
  • Fall 2024 semester: Aug. 12 to Aug. 30, 2024
Learn more about CSU Fully Online.


Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment (ICE)

Learn more about Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment (ICE).

Returning Student Applicant Deadlines

Undergraduate students returning in good standing

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:

For the new process and Welcome Back Form, visit Returning Undergraduate - Good Standing.

Returning undergraduate students who were previously disqualified

  • Fall semester admission:
    • If disqualified prior to fall 2023, apply for fall 2024 admission no later than 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, 2024.
  • Spring semester admission: Apply from Aug. 1 through Sept. 30.
For important details, visit Returning Undergraduate - Previously Disqualified.

Returning graduate student application deadlines

Second or Additional Bachelor’s Degree

Please note:

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