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How to Apply

Applications for the Liberal Studies-Ukiah Program are accepted for both Fall and Spring semesters. Applicants must meet Sonoma State University application deadlines and transfer student requirements (please see Admission Criteria, below). Please see the Sonoma State University application deadline page for more information and specific application deadlines. 

Admission Criteria

  1. Students must be residents of Mendocino County or Lake County.
  2. Students must have completed 60 or more transferable units. (Sonoma State University accepts up to 70 transferable college semester units of course credit.)
  3. Students must have completed all 9 units required in General Education, Category A – Communication, Critical Thinking, and Freshman Composition.
  4. Students must have completed both the science laboratory requirement and the mathematics requirement in General Education, Category B – Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
  5. Students must have been admitted to Sonoma State University and declared a major in Liberal Studies Ukiah.

Online Application Process

Students must apply for the Liberal Studies Ukiah program online via the new Cal State Apply website. A link to Cal State Apply is also accessible through the SSU Admissions page. When you apply online, you’ll need to select an intended major. Select "Liberal Studies (Ukiah)", do not select "Liberal Studies (Hutchins)".

Missed the Application Deadline?

Applicants are encouraged to plan ahead and meet the application deadlines, as late applications are not accepted, except in extreme cases. If you miss the application deadline for your chosen semester of admission, you may submit a Late Application Appeal Request.


If you have questions about the application process, please locate the appropriate transfer admissions staff member on the SSU Admissions Staff Directory page. Scroll down to the Transfer Student Applicants Admissions Team section and locate the appropriate staff member based on your last name.