University of California

Already have an account?

Nine campuses. One application.

  • First image slide for desktop
  • Second image slide for desktop Second image slide for mobile
  • third image slide for desktop
  • fourth image slide for desktop
  • fifth image slide for desktop

University of California's application for undergraduate admissions and scholarships

Welcome to the University of California's application for undergraduate admissions and scholarships. By starting your application, you're taking your first step toward the best public university system in the world.

Getting help

If you have questions, please contact the application helpdesk:

Or call the UC Application Center:

  • Within the U.S.: (800) 207-1710
  • Outside the U.S.: (925) 298-6856

Helpdesk hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm PST
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed

November & December hours:

  • November 1-22: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. PST
  • November 23-25: 8 a.m.-11 p.m. PST
  • November 27: 8 a.m.-11 p.m. PST
  • November 28-30: 8 a.m.-midnight PST
  • December 1: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. PST

Closed on the following holidays:

  • Nov. 26, Dec. 25 & Jan. 1

News and updates

Transfer Academic Update

The Transfer Academic Update for spring semester/winter quarter 2021 is now available. All transfer applicants are required to submit an update even if you do not have any in-progress or planned courses.

Application Extended

UC Merced & UC Santa Cruz are open for Winter/Spring 2021 for select levels and majors until August 15, 2020.

Stay connected

Follow us on Twitter, and keep up to date with the latest application tips, reminders and deadlines.

follow @UC_Apply

Statement of application integrity

We want all applicants to present themselves in the best possible light on their application, and we encourage applicants to seek help from friends, parents, counselors and teachers. However, UC expects all applicants to complete their own application material and ensure all information in the application is complete, accurate and truthful.

Statement of integrity PDF opens in new tab

UC immunization requirements

UC requires all incoming students to be screened for tuberculosis and vaccinated for measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, meningococcus, tetanus and whooping cough.

UC immunization requirements PDF opens in new tab

System Requirements

    Supported browsers:
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox 26 or newer
  • Chrome 31 or newer
  • Safari 10 or newer
    Browser settings:
  • JavaScript and Cookies must be enabled