Applying to Golden Gate University takes about 15 minutes.

Steps to Apply

  1. Choose Your Admission Program below: Each program has a separate application: undergraduate, graduate degrees, graduate certificates, and open enrollment. Be sure to select the correct program before getting started.
  2. Create an Account: You must create an admissions account the first time you visit. GGU will send communications about your application through this portal. image of login screen
  3. Start Your Application: Check for the required application materials. Compile all the documents required to complete your application.
  4. Apply and Submit: Fill out the required fields, review your application, print a copy for your records, pay the application fee (if applicable), and submit.
  5. Check the Admissions Dates and Deadlines below.
  6. GGU enrollment counselors are happy to walk you through your application and help you submit your completed application. If you need assistance, please contact or call 1-415-442-7800.

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Application Deadlines and Fees

  • Early Admission Deadline: No application fee for applications received by the Early Admission Deadline. Use the application fee waiver code in the table below.
  • Final Application Deadline: Application Fee Applies, as follows:
    • Undergraduate: $40
    • Graduate Degrees: $65
    • Graduate Certificates: $40
    • Open Enrollment: $25
  • All admissions decisions are communicated within five business days after GGU receives all required documentation in the application.
  • Admission Acceptance Deadline: Students who apply before the final admission deadline will have fourteen (14) calendar days to accept their offer of admission by accepting or declining via the student portal. If a student fails to accept their offer of admission within the fourteen (14) calendar day timeframe according to the Acceptance Date on the official Admission letter, the student’s admission will be rescinded, and the application will be withdrawn.


Term Early Admission Application Deadline Early Admission Application Fee Waiver (expires on deadline) Final Application Deadline Final Admission Acceptance Deadline Class Start Date
Fall 2023 July 9, 2023 FALL-APPWAIVER August 13, 2023 August 27, 2023 2023年9月3日
Spring 2024 November 12, 2023 SPRING-APPWAIVER December 17, 2023 January 1, 2024 January 14, 2024
Summer 2024 March 17, 2024 SUMMER-APPWAIVER April 21, 2024 May 5, 2024 May 12, 2024


Golden Gate University has been fully accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) since 1959. Read more about GGU’s accreditation on our About Us page.