Winter Quarter/Spring Semester 2018

UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz are accepting applications (at certain levels) for winter quarter/spring semester 2018. All other campuses will be formally closed to all applicants for this term.

Special programs (TAG, EOP, Academic Re-Entry, Veterans, etc.) may be open at some campuses. Make sure you contact the admission office at the individual campuses if you have any questions


UC Merced will be open through Aug. 31, 2017 to new applicants at the freshman, sophomore and junior transfer levels.

However, the following majors are closed to sophomore and junior transfers: 


Note: Undecided/Undeclared and Undeclared in the Schools of Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts are open only to freshman applicants.

School of Engineering


School of Natural Sciences

Applied Math Sciences (non-emphasis option)
Biological Sciences (non-emphasis option)
Chemical Sciences (non-emphasis option)

School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

Critical Race & Ethnic Studies (CRES)
Undeclared Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

Santa Cruz

UC Santa Cruz will be open through Aug. 15, 2017 to new applicants only at the junior transfer level. 

However, the following majors are closed to junior transfers:

All colleges

Biology Bioeducation B.A.
Classical Studies
Community Studies
Film & Digital Media
Film & Digital Media – Production
Film & Digital Media – Critical Studies
Film & Digital Media – Integrated Critical Practice
German Studies
Language Studies - Chinese
Language Studies - French
Language Studies - German 
Language Studies - Italian
Language Studies - Japanese
Language Studies - Spanish
Language Studies
Limited Status
Linguistics - Theoretical
Physics Education
Spanish Languages and Linguistics
Spanish Literature and Culture
Spanish Studies

The Jack Baskin School of Engineering