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Applicants for fall 2022 admission can start working on the UC application as early as August 1, 2021, and must submit the application by November 30, 2021. You can apply to as many UC campuses as you like with just one application, and each campus will receive your application and official test scores.
Visit the University of California website to create or log into your account and begin working on your application today!

Dates & deadlines


Winter/spring 2022 application opens for Merced, Riverside and Santa Cruz
Application opens for applicants for fall 2022
Filing period for FAFSA and Cal Grant Verification Form opens for applicants to all terms (filing period open through March 2, 2022)
Fall 2022 admission application filing period for all applicants
Notification of fall 2022 admission decisions begins
Deadline for applicants for all terms to submit FAFSA and Cal Grant GPA Verification Form
Last notifications of fall 2022 admission decisions sent
Deadline for admitted freshmen to submit Statement of Intent to Register (SIR)
For students admitted for fall 2022: Final, official transcripts must be sent to the campus admissions office. Transcripts must be postmarked or electronically submitted on or before July 1.
Official AP, IB examination results must be sent to the campus admissions office. Test scores must be postmarked or electronically submitted on or before July 15.

Filling out the application

Even though applying to UC is an exciting time in your life, it can also be daunting. But we're here to reassure you - we're not looking for perfection. We want to know about your passions and life experiences...everything that makes you, YOU.
Our application is designed to capture all of this and more.
Veteran Affairs/Benefits
Visit our website for current UC VA Benefits information and process/submission requirements.

Personal insight questions

Our personal insight questions are about getting a better sense of who you are. Take time to think about your life experience, ambition and inspiration. It’s just one small part of your application—but it’s a great chance to introduce yourself, and make an impression.

How applications are reviewed

We know you're more than just your grades and test scores. Using a process called comprehensive review, we look at how hard you've worked to take advantage of the opportunities you've had to excel at school, in your favorite extracurricular activities and in your community.

After you apply

You've selected your campuses, submitted your application, paid your application fees. Now what? You still have a few more items to cross off your list.