UC Update

Read if you/your student is applying to UC for fall 2015

Application cycle open

The application cycle is fully underway and students can submit their applications through Sunday, Nov. 30 at 11:59 p.m. PST. After the application is submitted, applicants can only make changes to contact information, update self-reported test scores, and complete application fee payments.

UC will continue to waive application fees (for up to four campuses) for qualified students using a feature within the application. Visit the link below for more detailed information.

more helpful application processing tips

Application help desk

The UC Application Center should be your students’ go-to resource for all application questions. In addition to being the official UC help desk, students should send in payments and fee waivers to this central location:

UC Application Center
P.O. Box 1432
Bakersfield, CA 93302


(800) 207-1710 – toll free in the U.S.
(661) 336-5723 – outside the U.S.

November Hours (PST):
Nov. 1-21: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Nov. 24-26: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Day, Closed
Nov. 28-30: 8 a.m. to midnight

more about applying to UC

Reporting test scores

Fall 2015 applicants must take the ACT or SAT by the last test date in December. Applicants planning on taking or retaking SAT/ACT/SAT Subject Tests can list planned test dates on the application and submit their official scores by the end of December. Click on the link below for more information about reporting all test scores, including AP, IB, TOEFL and others.

more tips for test scores

Transcripts and letters of recommendation

The transcript submission deadline is July 1 for students enrolling at UC. There is no need to send a transcript until June.

When completing their applications, students should refer to transcripts as they fill out the application to ensure the information they provide is accurate. However, they should not submit transcripts or letters of recommendation unless requested by a campus at which they applied.

more commonly asked questions

California residence for purposes of tuition and fees

Students are asked to provide information to help determine California residency status for admissions purposes on the application.

more on residency requirements


Admission evaluation questions: askUC@ucop.edu

High school articulation and “a-g” course submissions: hsupdate@ucop.edu
Downloadable guides for Counselors
Eligibility in the local context (ELC): elc@ucop.edu