There are nine University of California (UC) campuses to chose from to complete your undergraduate degree. That means nine geographic locations, tempos and personalities to consider.
The best information on the UC system can be found on the University of California website.
If you plan to apply to a UC, you should create a Transfer Admissions Planner (TAP). Students can enter their course work (completed and planned) from the very beginning of their college careers. The TAP helps students track their progress toward meeting UC’s minimum requirements, and allows UC staff to communicate important information to prospective transfer students.
Get Ready to Apply
|Term||Application Opens||Application Submission Ends|
|Fall quarter/semester||August 1st||November 30th|
*App. submission begins Nov. 1st*
|Winter quarter/spring semester||July 1st||July 31st|
|Spring quarter||October 1st||October 31st|
UC Berkeley and UC Merced are on the semester system calendar (15-16 weeks) while all other campuses are on the quarter system calendar (11-12 weeks). All campuses are open for the fall term. For openings in other terms, check available majors.
If you plan to TAG with one of the 6 UCs that accept the TAG, make sure to submit your TAG September 1st through the 30th. Then submit the general application between November 1st through the 31st.
Ready to apply?
Before you begin, take a look at the Personal Insight Guide. The UC application requires transfer applicants to answer one required question, then choose 3 additional questions out of 7. Learn more about the Personal Insight Questions.
Apply to UC
The Transfer Student UC Application Guide provides a step-by-step overview of the application process.
Here are some helpful tips for going through the application process as an undocumented student.