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Here at the University of California, we view high school and college counselors as our partners and colleagues.

Information & recommendations for counselors

Year after year, we count on you to help prepare, guide and encourage students as they move through the UC selection and application process. We hope you find the answers you need right here. If not, we welcome you to contact us at AskUC.

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Freshman admission
Go over admission requirements, timelines, the application process, campus profiles of admitted freshmen and more.

Transfer admission
Review admission requirements, major preparations paths, transfer student profiles by campus, the application process and more.

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Fall 2018 application available Aug. 1

The fall 2018 application for undergraduate admission opens Aug. 1. Students can submit their applications Nov. 1-30.


  • Quick Reference [PDF]: Your go-to guide on systemwide admission requirements, policies and practices.

    Please note: Quick Reference for Counselors 2017 will be available by the end of September.
  • Counselors and Advisers Bulletin: Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter or see our past issues.