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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: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. PST
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed

November & December hours:

  • November 1-17: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. PST
  • November 20-22: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. PST
  • November 24-26: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. PST
  • November 27-28: 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. PST
  • November 29-30: 7 a.m. – midnight PST
  • December 1: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. PST

Closed on the following holidays:

  • November 23, December 25 & January 1

News and updates

Deadline Extended for Fall 2024

UC Merced is open for Fall 2024 for freshmen at select majors and transfers until January 15, 2024. UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara & UC Santa Cruz are open for Fall 2024 for transfers at select majors until January 15, 2024.

Stay connected

Follow @UC_Applyopens in new tab on X, and keep up to date with the latest application tips, reminders and deadlines.

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

The UC Immunization Policy requires incoming students to obtain certain vaccinations and screenings recommended for colleges and universities by the California Department of Public Health.

The required vaccines currently include: Measles, Mumps and Rubella; Varicella (chickenpox) (VZV), tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) and the COVID-19 vaccine. Students 21 and younger are required to receive the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY), and all incoming students must also complete an online screening questionnaire for tuberculosis (TB), based upon CDPH guidance.

Please note: UC may stipulate additional vaccination requirements based on recommendations from the CDPH.

System Requirements

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