Application Assistance and Next Steps

Are you ready to apply to a 4-year college/university?  Or maybe you are in the application process.  The information below has been gathered to help you with the admission process.  Please select the application that you are interested in submitting.  Better yet, read about all of your options; empower yourself with knowledge!  If you have already applied to a CSU or UC make sure to read about the Application Updates/Supplemental Applications listed below.

 

University of California 

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UC TAU (Transfer Academic Update)

Did you apply for fall 2021 admission to a UC (University of California)? 

 

Transfer students are required to update their application with fall 2020 grades and confirmation/modification of winter/spring 2021 courses by the end of January.

Transfer applicants received an email message from UC in early January to complete the TAU. All transfer applicants must submit a TAU, including students who applied in December or early January to one of the three open campuses, and including students who have no fall 2020 grades or winter/spring 2021 courses to report.

Failure to complete the TAU may impact admission status, so please complete the TAU prior to the January 31 deadline. 

 

Here's a step-by-step video that shows how you complete the process!

Berkeley applicants:

 

On Friday, Jan 8UC Berkeley emailed all transfer applicants with information about the MAP@Berkeley portal.  It has officially opened and is ready for you to begin working on the required supplemental forms.

 

This supplemental form is in addition to the TAU for the UC system. It is important that applicants are aware that failure to submit these forms will jeopardize the review of their application. The information on these forms vary depending on the major/college the student is applying to.

 

If you have any issues, you may either connect with Berkeley via the Contact Us form (for applicants) or by calling during our office hours at 510-642-3175.

 

Last day to submit the UC Berkeley Transfer Supplemental Form is January 31st 11:59 PM (PST). 

 

The Transfer Center is also offering Application Update Q&A Sessions.  If you have questions when completing your TAU or the Berkeley Supplemental, you are invited to attend; details are available on our Transfer Workshops page.

Fall 2021 UC Application

Fall 2021 UC Applicants

The UC application opened August 1, 2020.  The application deadline was extended to Dec 4, 2021 and again to Jan 8, 2021 for three campuses.  Our UC Application Fall 2021 Canvas Course provided assistance to help you with the application.  You will need to "Enroll in Course" in order to access the content.  There is no fee to enroll.  This resource is for Grossmont College Students; you will need your Grossmont College WebAdvisor username and password to access.  After enrolling, you'll be able to access the UC Application Fall 2021 "Course" through your Grossmont College Canvas Dashboard.  In it you'll find:

  • Eligibility criteria and information about UC admissions;
  • How to create your UC application account
  • Instructions to use when completing your UC application;
  • Opportunities for support during application season, including dates and times of CSU/UC Application Q&A Sessions when Counselors will be available to answer questions; and
  • Steps to take after you've applied!

Click here to Enroll in the UC Application Fall 2021 Course

UC/CSU Application Q&A Sessions with Grossmont College Counselors

The Transfer Center offered Application Q&A Sessions from Oct-Dec 2020.  Now, it is time for the UC Transfer Academic Update.  And we are offering Application Update Q&A Sessions.  You're invited to join us.  For a list of dates and link to rsvp visit our Transfer Workshops webpage.

Opportunities to Connect with UC Reps

 

 

Individual Appointments* with Laura Gail, UCSC Admissions representative to Grossmont College:  Laura is available to meet with students by appointment (via Zoom or phone).  Students may schedule using Laura's online scheduling calendar.   Laura can also be reached via phone (831) 459-5518 or email lgail@ucsc.edu

PIQ Virtual Workshop

We were pleased to host a Personal Insight Questions Virtual Workshop presented by Alberto Davalos and Zefora Ortiz from UC Berkeley!

 

The session was recorded and is available here for viewing.

Reference Links

UC Application and Information

UC Personal Insight Questions 

UCSD Specific  Information

How to Identify UC Transferable Courses

Calculating Your UC Transferable GPA

UC Campus Admission Decision Notification Timeline 

Fall 2021 UC TAG

Fall 2021 UC TAG Applicants

The UC TAG deadline was extended to October 15, 2020.  Our UC TAG Fall 2021 Canvas Course contains information about the Fall 2021 TAG if you would like to refer back.  You will need to "Enroll in Course" in order to access the content.  There is no fee to enroll.   This resource is for Grossmont College students; you will need your Grossmont College WebAdvisor username and password to access.  After enrolling, you'll be able to access the UC TAG "Course" through your Grossmont College Canvas Dashboard.  In the course you'll find:

  • Eligibility criteria and information about TAG campuses/majors;
  • How to create a UC TAP account (the first step in applying for TAG);
  • Instructions to use when completing your UC TAP account and UC TAG application;
  • Opportunities for support during application season, including dates and times of UC TAG Q&A Sessions when Counselors will be available to answer questions;
  • Steps to take after you've applied!
Fall 2021 Next Steps by Campus

UC Riverside

  • Unofficial transcripts are not required to be sent, unless they have been requested by the student's transfer admission counselor.
  • Students will be invited to apply to University Honors after they have been admitted.
  • Students are welcome to connect directly with their transfer admission counselor.
  • Feb. 15 – Deadline extension for the Transfer Application Update (TAU)
  • March – Admission notifications begin. Students are encouraged to visit My.UCR.EDU for admission notifications and other important messages.
  • June 1 – Deadline to submit the Statement of Intent to Register (SIR).
  • July 1 – Deadline to submit final transcripts/documents.
  • July 15 – Deadline to submit test scores.

 

Please note: Listed above are campuses that have communicated updates to the Transfer Center through email. If your campus is not listed above, please check the campus website and your campus portal directly for updates and dates and deadlines.

 Accepting a UC admission offer

Accepting a UC admission offer

Students can accept an admission offer by agreeing to the provisions/conditions outlined in the offer and submitting their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) with the SIR deposit to reserve their space at a campus. The SIR deposit is $250.  Some important things to keep in mind about accepting a UC admission offer:

1. Students can accept only one admission offer from one UC campus.

2. The SIR deposit is applied to the student's first enrollment term tuition. 

3. Students that qualified for the UC application fee waiver will have the SIR deposit deferred until financial aid is disbursed.

4. The SIR deposit is nonrefundable and non-transferable

5. A Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) for tuition determination purposes may be required. 

Understanding Residency

 

Transfer Student SIR Deadine is JUNE 1!

 

California State University

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Fall 2021 Next Steps by Campus
CSU Dominguez Hills

View the New Toros webpage with comprehensive information about next steps.

All upcoming events including Admit Week, Next Steps for Admitted Students and Financial Aid workshops can be found on their Open House Events webpage.

 

 

Please note: Listed above are campuses that have communicated updates to the Transfer Center through email. If your campus is not listed above, please check the campus website and your campus portal directly for updates and dates and deadlines.

SDSU Supplemental Application

The SDSU Supplemental Application opened in early January (SDSU emailed all applicants when the application was available).  The deadline for the Supplemental has been extended to Jan 25, 2021 at 11:59pm PST. 

 

An SDSU Supplemental Application Canvas Course is available for Grossmont College students.  Click HERE to enroll for free.   The Transfer Center is offering Application Update Q&A Sessions beginning Monday, Jan 11, 2021.  Details are available on the Additional Assistance page within our Canvas Course.

 

SDSU will also offer Supplemental Information Sessions; registration is required.

  • Tuesday, January 12, from 10 am-11 am. 

  • Thursday, January 14, from 3 pm-4 pm.  

  • Tuesday, January 19, from 10 am-11 am. 

  • Thursday, January 21, from 3 pm- 4 pm.  

RSVP HERE All necessary information, including the Zoom link, will be provided by SDSU once the form is completed. 

Cal State Apply Update due Jan 31, 2021

Did you apply for fall 2021 admission to a CSU (California State University)?  If so, the Cal State Apply update is due Jan 31, 2021.  An email was sent to you by Cal State Apply with instructions.  Please check your email regularly!  If you have questions when completing your Cal State Apply Update, you are invited to attend one of our Application Update Q&A Sessions; details are available in the SDSU Supplemental Canvas Course on the Additional Assistance page.  Click HERE to enroll.  Our Application Update Q&A Sessions can also be found on our Transfer Workshops webpage.

 

Please know that the Cal State Apply Update is different than the SDSU Supplemental!  And also that other CSU Campuses/Majors may have additional Supplemental Applications just like SDSU does.  Check the campuses you applied to, your campus portals, their websites, and your email!

Fall 2021 CSU Application

Fall 2021 CSU Applicants:

The Fall 2021 application period was October 1-December 15, 2020; however, some campuses/majors have extended their deadline into Spring 2021.  Please access our CSU Application Fall 2021 Canvas Course for assistance.  You will need to "Enroll in Course" in order to access the content.  There is no fee to enroll.  This resource is for Grossmont College Students; you will need your Grossmont College WebAdvisor username and password to access.  After enrolling, you'll be able to access the CSU Application Fall 2021 "Course" through your Grossmont College Canvas Dashboard.  We are confident that the content in the course will provide answers to your questions.  You'll find:

  • Eligibility criteria and information about CSU admissions;
  • How to create your CSU application account;
  • Instructions to use when completing your CSU application;
  • Opportunities for support during application season, including dates and times of CSU/UC Application Q&A Sessions when Counselors will be available to answer questions; and
  • Steps to take after you've applied!

Click here to Enroll in the CSU Application Fall 2021 Course

 

CSU/UC Application Q&A Sessions with Grossmont College Counselors

The Transfer Center offered Application Q&A Sessions from October-December.  If you are completing an application for Fall 2021 during the Spring 2021 semester and you have questions, please contact us at grossmont.transfer@gcccd.edu.  

Spring 2021 CSU Application

Spring 2021 CSU Applicants:

You may use Cal State Apply Dates and Deadlines to identify if your CSU campus continues to accept applications for Spring 2021 admission. Please access our CSU Spring 2021 Application Google Drive Folder for assistance.  We are confident that the information in the folder will provide answers to your questions.  You'll find:

  • Eligibility criteria and information about open campuses/majors;
  • How to create a Cal State Apply account;
  • Instructions to use when completing your application;
  • Opportunities for support during application season, including dates and times Counselors will be available to answer questions;
  • GPA calculation information; and
  • Steps to take after you've applied!

 

Private/Out-of-State

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General Information

Please check the individual campus websites for application information.  If the university uses the Common App, see the links below.

Common Application
  • Common App
  • Common App Application Guide (Transfer Students)
  • Explore Common App by using the "Accepts transfer applications" filter find which Common App member colleges accept the Common App transfer application
  • Common App Help Center for 24/7 support or email thecommonapplication@liaisoncas.com
  • Does your College/University require the College Report Form?  This form requires information about your GPA and standing regarding academic/behavioral conduct.  The Admissions Office and Student Affairs will be happy to help you with this form.  Here are the steps to take:  
  1. Complete your portion of the form as instructed on the form.
  2. Save the form to your computer and email the form to: grossmont.transcripts@gcccd.edu 
  3. Andrew Hellier will fill out the form for Admissions and coordinate with Student Affairs for their portion of the form (student conduct).
  4. Portions of the form that are not able to be completed by either of the offices will be so indicated on the form (for example, unknown or N/A for Not Applicable).
  5. The completed form will be returned to you by email in one week. 

*Please note the information above contains links we find helpful in the application process; however, the information is not comprehensive.  If you have questions that have not been addressed above, please contact our office for assistance.