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APPLICATIONS FOR THE FALL 2021 SEMESTER NOW OPEN: Will close on November 30, 2020 11:59 PM
Freshman Applicants
We are thrilled you are considering UC Santa Barbara as your home for the next few years. If you are a senior in high school or if you have recently graduated and have not enrolled in another college or university, you should apply for freshman admission. If you've completed college courses during high school - including during the summer after graduation - you're still considered a freshman applicant.
Admission Requirements 
UCSB uses eligibility requirements and selection criteria to admit its next class of Gauchos each year. View our Eligibility and Selection page to understand the requirements you must meet to be eligible for admission and the selection criteria we use to select from amongst eligible applicants. 

Applying to UCSB

Testing & Grade Changes at UCSB
Given the challenges of accessing testing centers, our faculty have made the decision to discontinue the use of SAT and ACT test results in our selection process for fall 2021 applicants. In addition, we have removed the recommendation to complete SAT 2 Subject exams for Engineering or College of Creative Studies applicants. For up-to-date policy information regarding grading options please refer to the UCOP COVID-19 page.