Update for fall 2024 applicants

Due to the Department of Education's recent announcement about the FAFSA delay, UC has changed its 金融援助 priority deadline to May 2.

除了, the deadline for incoming freshman students to submit their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) has been extended to May 15. 

Financial aid offers are expected to be provided in April, giving students time to review their options before making a decision.

You’re at the start of an incredible journey. 我们开始吧.

Choosing to study at UC is a major decision. But we’re confident you’re making the right one.

Each campus offers an incredible range of experiences and academic programs. Whether you want to be in a big city, nestled in a redwood forest or on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, there's something for everyone.



It's a good idea to have everything prepared before you start your application so you're not trying to track down information at the last minute.


  1. 成绩单. Don't submit your transcripts to UC at this point, but refer to them as you fill out the application to ensure the information you enter is accurate.*
  2. 年收入 for last year and the current year (your parents' if you're a dependent; your income if you're independent). This is optional unless you're applying for an application fee waiver or for the Educational Opportunity Program.
  3. 社会安全号码,如果你有的话. We use this to match your application to things like your test score report, 最终成绩单及, if you're applying for 金融援助, your Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  4. 国籍. You must enter your country of citizenship (or "No Selection"). If your country of citizenship is outside the United States, you'll need to provide your immigration status and your visa type.
  5. California Statewide Student ID (可选). Each K-12 student in California public schools is assigned an ID number. If it's not printed on your transcript, ask your counselor or registrar.
  6. 信用卡. If you prefer to pay by check, you can mail your payment.

* Veterans or active-duty 军事 personnel: If you completed courses offered by a branch of the U.S. 军事, you may indicate your intention to submit your 军事 transcript by checking the box in the "About You" section of the application. If you are admitted and accept an offer of admission, you can then submit official 军事 transcripts (e.g., ACE, SMAART) to the UC campus.

应用程序的费用 & 豁免

The application fee is $80 for each UC campus ($95 for international and non-immigrant applicants). You can make your payment either by credit card or by mail, just be sure follow the instructions in the application.

Once your application has been submitted, you are expected to pay for all your campus choices, even if you cancel your application at a later date. The application fees are non-refundable.


UC will waive application fees for up to four campuses for qualified students who would otherwise be unable to apply for admission. The fee waiver program is for United States citizens, 永久居民, and applicants eligible for AB540 benefits.

学费减免 can’t be applied to more than four campuses, regardless of their source (e.g. 澳门银河娱乐赌场,美国大学/坐). If you apply to more than four, you’ll need to pay $80 for each additional choice.


You can see if you automatically qualify for a fee waiver within the application. If you enter your family size and income in the “About you” section, you will see if you’ve qualified for an application fee waiver when you select your campuses in the "校园 & 专业" section (a message will appear on that page with real-time feedback about how many campuses you can apply to for free). 

成绩单 & 推荐信

Don't send official transcripts when you apply. If you're admitted to UC, then you must submit final transcripts to your campus admissions office.

UC does not require (nor read) 推荐信 at the time of application. A campus may ask for them later as part of a supplemental review, so be sure to check your email.