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.

What to do after you apply

1.  Print a copy of your application.

You'll want to keep a record of your application ID and a summary of your application for reference.

2.  Update your application.

You can log in to your application to review and, if necessary, update your telephone number, email, mailing address or various test scores. You can also apply to additional campuses if they're still open.

Log in to your application »

If there are changes to your academic record: 

If there are changes to your academic record after you submit your application, you might need to notify the campuses to which you’ve applied.

  • If you change schools or add or drop a course after you submit your application, you should notify all the campuses you applied to except for UC Berkeley or UC Santa Barbara.

  • If you failed to earn a C or better in a course after you submit your application, you should notify all the campuses you applied to except for UC Berkeley.

  • If you receive an offer of admission, be sure to confirm with the campus admission office that they are aware of any deficient grades or schedule changes.

Keep in mind: We cannot guarantee that a campus can go back to review an application after correspondence has been received. Make sure to save a copy of your correspondence just in case.

Campus instructions & websites for reporting changes:

  • Berkeley will not accept post-submission updates. Any updates that are sent will not be considered in the application reading process. 
  • Davis
  • Irvine
  • Merced - Post-submissions updates are only accepted if you are admitted. Click on the “myCourseUpdate” link in your connect portal.
  • UCLA - Some post-submission updates will be accepted. Visit the UCLA contact page for further details. 
  • Riverside
  • San Diego 
  • Santa Barbara will not accept post-submission updates. Any updates that are sent to our office will not be considered in the application reading process.
  • Santa Cruz

If there are changes to other sections of your application:
Minor changes to your activities, awards, volunteer work or employment are unlikely to have an impact on your admission decision.

As a reminder, once your application is submitted, you cannot unsubmit or submit a duplicate application. Duplicate applications will be cancelled.

3.  Await the decision.

Each UC campus will notify you of its admission decision, generally by March 31.

Learn more about admissions decisions »

4.  Submit transcripts and exam scores after you accept an offer of admission.

UC will not consider SAT or ACT test scores when making admission decisions or awarding scholarships. If you choose to report test scores as part of your application, they may be used as an alternative method of fulfilling minimum requirements for eligibility or for course placement after you enroll.

You must have final, official transcripts and official exam scores sent to the campus where you plan to enroll.

Final, official transcripts must be postmarked or electronically submitted on or before July 1. Read more about transcript submissions »

All other documents and official exam scores must be submitted by July 15.