Student Support

Completing the CSU Application


Application Website

CSU Apply

Application Tidbits

CSU Apply Transfer Student Application Guide​

CSU International ​Student Application Guide​

Financial Aid Process for Transfer to a CSU​

CSU Counselor Resources

Workshop Presentation

PowerPoint Presentation

Workshop Handouts

CSU Transfer Checklist

Tips for CSU Application​

Transfer Application Tips for Undocumented Students

CSU's that are still open for admission

Search tool to determine CSU Campuses Still open

Important Deadlines

  • CSU applications for fall admission must be submitted October 1 - November 30
  • Click on the CSU Apply link below to find out which CSU campuses are accepting applications for Winter and/or Spring.

Need Help?

Visit the CSU Apply Website for general application questions.

Attend an Application Open Lab. For dates and times check the Fall Student Services Calendar​.

Fall 2021 Application Workshops

Monday, August 3, 2020
12 noon - 2 p.m.
Join August 3 Via Zoom

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Join August 11 Via Zoom

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Join August 19 Via Zoom

Thursday, October 1, 2020
11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Join October 1 Via Zoom

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Join October 7 Via Zoom

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
3:45 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Join October 21 Via Zoom

Thursday, October 29, 2020
11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Join October 29 Via Zoom

Saturday, October 31, 2020
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Join October 31 Via Zoom

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Join November 3 Via Zoom

Thursday, November 12, 2020
11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Join November 12 VIa Zoom

Monday, November 16, 2020
3:45 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Join November 16 Via Zoom

Thursday, November 19, 2020
11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Join November 19 Via Zoom

Saturday, November 21, 2020
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Join November 21 Via Zoom

For fall 2021 the priority application period will be October 1, 2020 to December 4, 2020.  The rule of thumb is that impacted campuses usually close on the priority deadline.  Non-impacted campuses can stay open past the deadline.  The Dates and Deadline page will show this information -

If you are a student with a disability who requires accommodations for this workshop, please contact the Center for Students with Disabilities at 310-434-4265 or at at least 5 business days prior to the event.

Updating your CSU Application

Online application update opens for CSU transfer applicants to report final fall grades and in-progress or planned coursework (open through January 31) for CSU. Go online to check dates and deadlines at the Admissions Dates & Deadlines.

The SMC Transfer/Counseling Center has scheduled open lab times for you to work on updating your CSU application(s) and bring specific questions to a counselor. Please bring copies of transcripts from all colleges attended

These workshops are offered in January.