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, if necessary.

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

Log in to the UC application »

If there are changes to your academic record: If you add or drop a course, fail to earn a C or better in a course or enroll in a new college after you submit your application, log back in and update your information online.  If you receive an offer of admission, be sure to confirm with the campus admission office that they are aware of the deficient grade 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.


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.

3. Update grades and courses: Transfer Academic Update (TAU)

About five weeks after the filing period has ended (early January), you are required to update your grades and course records. 

Learn more about the Transfer Academic Update »

4.  Await the decision.

Each UC campus will notify you of its admission decision, generally by the end of April. 

More about admissions decisions »

5.  Submit transcripts and exam scores (AP, IB and A-Level), after you accept an offer of admission.

You must have final, official transcripts and official AP, IB and A-Level 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 »

Official AP, IB and A-Level exam scores must be submitted by July 15.