When are UC Applications Due in 2023-24?

September 15, 2023

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Last year, the University of California system received over 206,000 freshmen applications to its nine campuses. Additionally, they received another 40,000 transfer applications. In total, there are now a quarter of a million applying to the UCs every year. So, those are the pertinent facts. Now, we’ll dive in and answer the question of the hour: when are UC applications due? We’ll also look at when admissions results are released and cover a number of other UC application deadlines such as the TAG deadline (for transfers) and financial aid deadlines. Additionally, we’ll provide the answer to: when do UC decisions come out?

UC application deadline 2023

The deadline for all applications for those wishing to enroll in Fall 2024 is November 30, 2023. This is the deadline at the following UC campuses:

  • Berkeley
  • Davis
  • Irvine
  • UCLA
  • Merced
  • Riverside
  • San Diego
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Cruz

You can apply to as many campuses as you like all at once using the University of California application.

When are UC applications due? – UC transfer application deadline

The deadline for transferring to the University of California is the same as the deadline for first-year students. All transfers must also submit by November 30, 2023.

UC application deadline – What time is the UC application due?

All UC applications are due before midnight/12 AM on November 30th. For those applying from outside the state of California, remember that this is 12 AM Pacific Standard Time (PST). If you are applying from another state or country that is located in a different time zone be sure to make that adjustment.

UC application checklist

When settling in to submit your University of California application, you’ll want to have the following items/pieces of information handy:

  1. Transcripts: You don’t need to submit these yet, but you’ll need them to refer to as you fill out the application. Later, if you are admitted to a UC, you will need to submit official high school transcripts.
  2. Annual Income: You’ll want to enter your parents’ income. You can just ask them for their annual income from last year, as listed on their taxes.
  3. Social Security Number: You’ll need this for application verification purposes as well as for applying for financial aid.
  4. Citizenship Status: If you are not a US citizen, you’ll need to provide your visa info and immigration status.
  5. California Statewide Student ID: This is optional, but if you are a student in a public school in California, include it.
  6. Credit Card: Just to pay for application when you are ready to submit it.

When is the UC TAG deadline?

The Transfer Admissions Guarantee (TAG) must be filed between September 1 and September 30. The official definition of a TAG “is a formal, written agreement that provides guaranteed admission to California community college students who meet and fulfill specific requirements.” TAG is only available at six of the UC campuses and only in certain academic programs. For more, visit this page on the UC website.

When is the UC financial aid deadline?

The deadline for submitting your FAFSA and Cal Grant GPA Verification form is March 2, 2024. However, the earliest date that you can begin submitting these forms is October 1, 2023. It is always recommended to be on the earlier side of this financial aid window. For more on how to fill out your FAFSA (and why you should!), visit our blog entitled How to Apply for Financial Aid.

When do UC decisions come out in 2024?

The University of California begins releasing admissions decisions on March 1. Decisions for freshman applicants will be sent between March 1 and March 31. You will be notified directly by each campus to which you applied and this may not be on the same date/time.

Transfer applicants may receive their acceptance or rejection on March 1. However, the window for the release of decisions goes all the way until May 1. In general, transfer admissions decisions from the UCs are released in April.

When are UC applications due? – Additional Resources

For more information on admissions at UC campuses, including acceptance rates, visit the following “How to Get Into” blogs from College Transitions:

You may also wish to check out our tips on the immensely important Personal Insight essays required by each UC school or How to Write the UC Activities List.