Fall 2024

Update for fall 2024 applicants

Due to the Department of Education's recent announcement about the FAFSA delay, UC has changed its financial aid priority deadline to May 2.

In addition, the deadline for incoming freshman students to submit their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) has been extended to May 15. 

Financial aid offers are expected to be provided in April, giving students time to review their options before making a decision.

All UC campuses are now closed for fall 2024 admission. Already applied? See what you should do next: 

Dates & deadlines 

NEW: May 2

Priority deadline for applicants to submit FAFSA or CA Dream Act application.

May 15

Deadline for all admitted freshman students to submit their SIR.

June 1

Deadline for admitted transfer students to submit their SIR.

Future freshmen:

Our doors are open

Every year, we welcome nearly 40,000 freshmen from all over California — and the world. It adds up to an eye-opening, boundary-breaking, horizon-stretching mix of backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities. Come be a part of it.

Transferring to UC?

We’re ready when you are

We make sure that California community college students are first in line for admissions. And if you’re well-prepared, you can even get a guaranteed place at some of our campuses.

What makes UC unique?

Extraordinary students from across California.

2 out of 3 California students who applied to UC last year got in.

You've got what it takes to get a UC degree. So what are you waiting for? Find everything you need to apply to the best public university system in the world.

A UC degree opens doors. Money shouldn’t close them.

A UC degree opens our students to a lifetime of opportunity. And with one of the best financial aid programs anywhere, we make sure those opportunities are open to everyone.

of CA undergrads
pay no tuition

And 70% receive grants and scholarships (money that you don’t need to repay).


California students: If your family's income is under $100,000 and you qualify for financial aid, you won't pay systemwide tuition or fees.

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From the program, to the setting, to the vibe: each of our nine campuses has something different to offer. But no matter which campus you choose, you’ll find a culture of academic excellence, and fellow students and faculty who’ll inspire you every day.

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