Palomar College

Applying to a University

Filing an application on time - and correctly - and completing all required follow-up steps can be the difference between being accepted to your chosen transfer university, or being denied.  For example, many universities will deny admission to a student who has completed all necessary academic requirements with a high GPA, but who incorrectly filled out the application or failed to send in all required transcripts by the stated deadline.  The links below provide information on how to successfully apply, and also detail the steps necessary after you have applied and/or have been admitted.

arrow image Important Deadlines for Applying

arrow image CSU Applications
    • Application Filing Status Report
    • CSU Application Filing Tips
    • CSUMentor - Apply Online

arrow image UC Applications
    • Application Filing Status Report
    • UC Application Filing Tips
    • UC Pathways - Apply Online
    • How to Write the UC
Personal Statement- Developed by UC Berkeley
    • Tips on writing the UC Personal Statement- Written by Palomar English Professor. Leanne. Maunu
    UC Personal Statement Help Sheet- Developed by UC Santa Barbara

arrow image Private and Out-of-State Applications
NOTE: Applications and deadlines vary for individual universities - consult with each campus of interest for more information.
    • Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
    • CollegeSource

arrow image Calculate your Transferable GPA

arrow image Critical Steps to Complete After Being Admitted

arrow image Were you Denied?  Try this Sample Letter of Appeal


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