Dates & deadlines

2020–21

July

1

Winter/spring 2021 application opens for Merced, Riverside and Santa Cruz

August

1

Application opens for applicants for fall 2021

October

1

Filing period for FAFSA and Cal Grant Verification Form opens for applicants to all terms (filing period open through March 2, 2021)

November

1-30

Fall 2021 admission application filing period for all applicants*

March

1

Notification of fall 2021 admission decisions begins

 

2

Deadline for applicants for all terms to submit FAFSA and Cal Grant GPA Verification Form

 

31

Last notifications of fall 2021 admission decisions sent

May

1

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

July

1

For students admitted for fall 2021: Final, official transcripts must be sent to the campus admissions office. Transcripts must be postmarked or electronically submitted on or before July 1.

 

15

Official AP, IB examination results must be sent to the campus admissions office. Test scores must be postmarked or electronically submitted on or before July 15.

* Deadline extension: Riverside and Santa Cruz will accept freshman applications through Dec. 16. Merced will accept freshman applications through Jan. 8.