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

November & December hours:

  • November 1-21: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. PST
  • November 22-24: 8 a.m.-11 p.m. PST
  • November 26-27: 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. 25, Dec. 25 & Jan. 1

News and updates

Deadline Extended for Fall 2022

UC Merced is open for Fall 2022 for freshmen and transfers until January 7, 2022. UC Riverside & UC Santa Cruz are open for Fall 2022 for transfers until January 7, 2022.

Stay connected

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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.

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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 require all students to receive annual flu vaccination in the academic year 2022-2023 and beyond, and may also stipulate additional student vaccination requirements based on recommendations from CDPH.

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