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How to Apply

Notice: The deadline for filing a University of California application for admission is Monday, November 30, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. The UC Davis Undergraduate Admissions office will be closed November 26-27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Admission services, including advising and campus tours, will not be offered during this time. We will reopen on Monday, November 30.

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When to Apply

Applicants for fall 2016 may start working on the UC application as early as August 1. The application filing period for fall 2016 admission to UC Davis opens November 1 and closes at midnight on November 30, 2015.

UC Davis does not accept applications for winter or spring quarters, though you may apply to other open UC campuses.

Where Can I Get an Application?

The online application is available each August, during regular application filing periods. Helpful prompts assist you in completing your application thoroughly and accurately, and the University of California offers downloadable quick-start guides to help you prepare.

Application Basics

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Get the basics on admission requirements, completing the application, writing your personal statement and applying for scholarships.

Helpful Information

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Application Fees

The domestic filing fee for each University of California campus you apply to is $70. For international applicants, the filing fee is $80 per campus.

Fee waivers are available to students who meet eligibility guidelines based on household size and family income. When you apply online, you can fill out the fee waiver form included with the online application.

Applying for Scholarships

When you apply for admission, you are also applying for scholarships. Be sure to read all instructions pertaining to scholarships when completing the application, paying particular attention to the restricted scholarship eligibility codes.

If you wish to be considered for scholarships with a financial need component, you must also apply for financial aid.

Special Situations

Not every freshman applicant fits into the typical mold—a student at a public or large private school who took four full years to graduate—and not every transfer student fits the typical profile of a California community college student applying to a start a bachelor’s degree program in the fall. See how our admission policies affect freshmen and transfer students with special educational circumstances.

Applying Late or for a Closed Term

Filing deadlines are rarely extended. Check for the most current information on extended or special filing deadlines. To apply for admission after a filing period has ended or to a closed term, you must submit a written appeal. No faxed or emailed appeals will be considered, no in-person or phone interviews will be granted and appeal documentation will not be returned. Consideration of appeals is based on your overall academic record and extenuating circumstances.

Appeal submissions must include:

Mail your appeal to:

Late Application Appeals Review Committee
UC Davis Undergraduate Admissions
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8507

Depending upon the application term or time of year, decisions may not be made for several months. You will be notified of our decision by email, using the address on your appeal application. Please be sure to print your contact information clearly.


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