Apply To Universities
The applications process is different for each type of university system. In the beginning of your final year at Cuesta College, research all important application dates and deadlines.
CSUs and UCs want you to submit your application one year before you transfer. Follow this year-long checklist to make sure you're on track every month - Final Year Transfer Checklist for CSUs and UCs
- Independent and Out of State universities application periods and deadlines vary, use campus websites to find this information.
- Attend a Workshop and get your questions answered before submitting. The Transfer/Career Center holds many workshops during the year on a variety of application topics- application assistance, writing a personal statement, applying for financial aid/scholarships, etc.
- Apply for Financial Aid: FAFSA and California Dream Act applications for the
2021/2022 cycle will ask you to provide information from your previous year’s taxes.
Applications open October 1st. Apply by March 2nd and make sure to list every
school that you've applied to in the application.
- Use this guide to help you with your UC Personal Insight Questions (PIQs).
You can have your PIQs reviewed in the Writing Center.