Applying to UC - Transfer Center

UC Admission Application Submission Periods
Term Dates
Fall Quarter/Semester November 1-30
Winter Quarter and Spring Semester July 1-31

CSU/UC Resources in the Transfer Center.

Before You Apply

UC Admissions Application Tips

Before applying to UC, download UC Admissions Application Tips (PDF). Attend Admission Application Workshops for assistance!

Check for Open/Closed Majors

Make sure to check if the university is accepting applications for the term in which you are interested by following the steps below:

To see if your UC campus is accepting applications, go to UC Open/Closed Majors and follow these steps:

  1. Select the campus for which you are interested in applying.
  2. Locate your status (e.g. Junior Transfer).
  3. Review list of closed majors.
  4. If your major is open, note and verify the deadline to apply and whether an online or paper application is requested.

To apply online, go to the UC Online Application.

The UC Personal Statement

The University of California system requires a personal statement as part of your online application submission. See below for some tips and resources on the UC Personal Statement:

After You Apply

Students have an opportunity to update the UC application online with grades and changes. Make sure to meet deadlines. Visit UC’s After Your Apply to view your receipt, check application status, apply to additional UCs, update transfer application, etc..

UC Riverside representative at Transfer Day.

Making Changes After Your Submit

Do you need to make changes to your application, but the deadline for updating your application has passed? Some UC campuses require that changes be submitted via your student portal; others may accept the change via email.

Make sure to verify and prepare the content of your submission thoroughly and completely. Visit the Transfer Center for assistance. In general, your letter/email should contain:

  • Your full name
  • Your date of birth
  • Your UC ID Number (if you know it) or your Application ID Number
  • The term you have applied for (e.g. Fall 2010 transfer admission)
  • A daytime phone number
  • Reference the old information or state what was missing
  • State and provide the updated or new information

UC Campus Contact Information

Here are a few UC campus updates web pages dedicated to the topic of making changes after the UC Application Update deadline:

UC Berkeley
Review the Applicant FAQs section on MyBerkeleyApplication.
UC Davis
Notify changes to your application using UC Davis MyAdmissions.
UC Irvine
Review “Submitting Your Application” under How to Apply.
Visit Current Applicants page.
UC Merced
Submit changes through the UC Application Update site or email with the above mentioned email content.
UC San Diego
Visit What's Next? I've Applied page and review the section “For transfer students”.
UC Santa Barbara
Review FAQs section. Questions #20-24 on the FAQs will likely pertain to you.
UC Santa Cruz
Log into your Portal for any directions there or contact UCSC’s Undergraduate Admissions at (831) 459-4008 or

Visit the Transfer Center for assistance!

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