UC Application

Guide

Online Application

You can find the link to the online application here.

UC COVID Updates


  • The University of California terminated the SAT essay and ACT writing requirements. The essay and writing sections of the SAT and ACT will no longer be used in admissions.


  • For the class of 2021/2022 UC campuses will be tested optional. The University of California does not require an SAT or ACT exam for a freshmen applicant. Campuses may consider the exam when a student self reports the results in the UC Application.

Application fees & waivers

The application fee is $70 for each UC campus



Fee waivers

UC will waive application fees for up to four campuses for qualified students who would otherwise be unable to apply for admission.


Applying for a fee waiver

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 "Campuses & majors" section (a message will appear on that page with real-time feedback about how many campuses you can apply to for free).


You can use fee waivers for up to 4 campuses. Fee waivers are embedded in the application.

UC Application Tutorial Step 2: About You

Application Deadline

Application opens: August 1, 2020

Application deadline: November 1-30, 2020

  • You can begin submitting your applications starting November 1, and the last day to submit will be November 30.

PERSONAL INSIGHT QUESTIONS


  • Students must select 4 of the 8 questions to write about.

  • Each response is limited to a maximum of 350 words.

UC Application Tutorial Step 8: Personal Insight Questions

Transcripts Requirement

None. Campuses will contact you directly if they need a transcript after you have submitted your application.


You will request Final Transcript as part of Senior checkout in June.

SAT/ACT Scores Requirement

SAT/ACT scores are not required for the class of 2021.


The University of California terminated the SAT essay and ACT writing requirements. The essay and writing sections of the SAT and ACT will no longer be used in admissions.


For the class of 2021/2022 UC campuses will be tested optional. The University of California does not require an SAT or ACT exam for a freshmen applicant. Campuses may consider the exam when a student self reports the results in the UC Application.

UC Application Tutorial Step 5: Test Scores

Entering Course History

Search drop down list for Mt. Carmel High School, San Diego.

  • Identify term type as "Semester"


Use drop down list to select courses for entry. Only enter courses identified with a "P" or "AH" on your transcript.

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UC Application Tutorial Step 4: Academic History

Campuses & Majors

UC Application Tutorial Step 3: Campuses & Majors

Activities & Awards

UC Application Tutorial Step 6: Activities & Awards

Scholarships & Programs

UC Application Tutorial Step 7: Scholarships & Programs

Review & Submit

UC Application Tutorial Step 9: Review & Submit

Need Additional Help?

If you would like to have your counselor review your application prior to submitting it, they will gladly look it over.


In-Person Application Help Workshops Sign Ups (Click Here)


Counselors: