Fall 2021 application

All campuses are now closed for fall 2021. 

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Read about our response to COVID-19: 

 

Notice: The Accellion attack impacted the University of California, as it previously disclosed in early April. To get the latest information about this event, our response, and available credit protection services, please see this notice from UC.

Dates & deadlines 

March 2

Financial aid: Deadline for applicants for all terms to submit FAFSA and Cal Grant GPA Verification Form.

May 1 

Deadline for admitted freshmen to submit Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). 

June 1 

Deadline for admitted transfer students to submit Statement of Intent to Register (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.

57%
of CA undergrads
pay no tuition

And 72% receive grants and scholarships (money that you don’t need to repay).

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California students: If your family's income is under $80,000 and you qualify for financial aid, you won't pay systemwide tuition or fees.

Life at UC

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With nine amazing campuses, you can’t go wrong.

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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