The University of California requires an online
UC gives first consideration to students who apply during the
filing periods listed below:
Application Filing Periods
All campuses accept applications for the Fall term annually in
Most UC campuses do not accept applications for the winter or
If a campus will accept applications for a winter/spring terms,
you must refer to the Check
Most campuses stop accepting applications at the end of
the filing period. Applications are accepted after these periods
only if space is available. A more complete list of
dates and deadlines is available here.
Most majors and programs are open to new students only in the
fall term. There are limited openings in the winter and spring
terms. Information about which
campuses and programs are accepting applications is available
You may apply to one or more of UC's nine undergraduate campuses
using a single application. Your application will be sent to the
campuses you designate and will be reviewed simultaneously by each
one. You may apply to different majors at different campuses.
Submit only one application per term and indicate all campus
choices on it. Submitting multiple applications is not allowed and
will result in a processing delay.
Not every student can be admitted to his or her first-choice
campus. Applying broadly can significantly increase your chances of
being admitted to a campus.
Information for international applicants
is available here.