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UC Application Filing Period

AUGUST 1 - Application opens for applicants for Fall 2019

OCTOBER 1 - Filing period for FAFSA and Cal Grant Verification Form opens for applicants to all terms (filing period open through March 2, 2019)

August 1 - November 30 - Filing Period for Fall 2019 admission application

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UC Application Process

  • Obtain an unoffical copy of your high school transcript from the Guidance Office to be used to self-report your classes and grades on your UC application.
  • Complete application, college essay and application fee online.
  • Contact College Board or ACT to have your SAT I or ACT, and your SAT II test scores sent to all UC campuses to which you've applied.
  • Contact College Board/AP Central to have our AP scores sent to all UC campuses to which you've applied.
  • Send official transcripts ONLY when your are directed to do so.  UC will determine your grade point average based on the classes and grades you self report during the application process.  The UC campus which you commit to attend will prompt you to send an official transcript upon graduation from high school.
  • UC does not require letters of recommendation.

UC - University of California Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 15 college-preparatory courses (a-g courses), with at least 11 finished prior to the beginning of your senior year.
  • The 15 courses are:
a History/social science 2 years
b English 4 years
c Mathematics

3 years

(4 years recommended)

d Laboratory science 2 years
e Language other than English

2 years

(3 years recommended)

f Visual and performing arts 1 year
g College preparatory elective 1 year


  • Earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better in these courses with no grade lower than a C. Learn how to calculate the UC freshman GPA
  • Meet the examination requirement by taking the ACT Plus Writing of the SAT Reasoning Test by December of your senior year. We don't require SAT Subject Test, but certain programs on some campuses recommend them, and you can use subject test to satisfy the "a-g" requirements listed above.