Applying to UC - Transfer Center
|Fall Quarter/Semester||November 1-30|
|Winter Quarter/Spring Semester||July 1-31|
|Spring Semester||October 1-31|
Not all campuses are open in winter and spring. Check available majors before applying.
UC Admissions Application Tips
The UC Application Personal Statement prompts have changed to Personal Insight questions for the Fall 2017 application. For more information, please visit UC Admissions: How to Apply - Personal Insight Questions or contact the Transfer Center at (510) 659-6241 or email@example.com.
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:
- Select the campus for which you are interested in applying.
- Locate your status (e.g. Junior Transfer).
- Review list of closed majors.
- 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:
- Attend a “Writing Your UC Personal Statement” workshop
- UC Berkeley's Personal Statement Tips (PDF) (go to page 4)
- UCLA Personal Statement
- UC Santa Barbara Personal Statement Tips (PDF)
- The University of California Application Personal Statement information
- CaliforniaColleges.edu’s UC Personal Statement Tips
Did You Know…?
Transfer students who come to University of California perform well, persisting and graduating at rates similar to students who enter as freshmen. The average time-to-degree for transfer students is just over 2 years after coming to the UC (average time-to-degree for freshmen is 4.2 years). Transfer students continue to be a successful and valued part of the UC community. Source: Community College League of California.
Students have an opportunity to update the UC application online with grades and changes. Make sure to meet deadlines. Visit UC’s After You Apply to view your receipt, check application status, apply to additional UCs, update transfer application, etc..
Making Changes After You 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 2016 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
- UCLA -
Visit Current Applicants page
- UC Merced -
Submit changes through the UC Application Update site or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 ucsd.edu Portal for any directions there or contact UCSC’s Undergraduate Admissions at (831) 459-4008 or email@example.com
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