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Apply to a UC 

UC campuses span from Davis in the north to San Diego in the south. The UC About Us page includes lots of helpful information to help students learn more about the UC system. Check it out and see if transfer to UC might be right for you!
  • Speak with a Transfer Representative about the transfer path today!

Complete the Application

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted one year prior to starting at the UC. All campuses and majors are open for a fall admission cycle. However, not all campuses and majors are open for winter, spring or summer admission. Students can check for open campuses and majors and are encouraged to check often since information can change.

Application Term Application Opens Deadline
Winter 2024 July 1, 2023 July 30, 2023
Spring 2024 July 1, 2023 July 30, 2023
Fall 2024 October 1, 2023* November 30, 2023

* Students can begin working on Fall applications as early as August 1, 2023

UC Application Help

Where and How to Apply

You can apply to the UC using an online application. The UC uses one application for all nine campuses and students can apply to as many schools as they would like. In addition to completing the application form, students are required to write four Personal Insight Questions (PIQs). There are lots of great resources to help students accurately complete the application and write effective PIQs.

Application Fees

The fee to apply to the CSU is $70 per campus. Some students may qualify for an application fee waiver. You must enter your family size and income in the “About you” section to see if you’ve qualified for an application fee waiver.

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