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Get the facts on all our application dates and deadlines for fall 2021 admission.

Mark your calendar for these important dates!

Be sure you make every application deadline.

You won’t want to miss a single thing!

Stay in the know for all the application dates and deadlines for when you apply to UCI. Be sure you have all the correct information for when your materials need to be submitted.

Fall 2021 Applicants

August 1, 2020

UC Application open for fall 2021 admission and scholarships

September 1 – October 15, 2020

TAG application submission period for fall 2021 admission

November 1 – December 4, 2020

*Due to the technical difficulties that many were experiencing on Nov. 29, the deadline for the UC application has been extended to 11:59 pm PST, Friday, Dec. 4.

December 2020  January 2021

  • Dance applicants must participate in an audition after submitting the online Audition Registration Form
  • Music applicants must participate in an audition after requesting an appointment

January 31, 2021

Priority deadline for transfer applicants to submit Transfer Academic Update (TAU)

February 16, 2021

Official transcripts and supplemental application deadline for second baccalaureate candidates

March 1–31, 2021

UCI notifies each freshman applicant of their admission status via the Applicant Portal

March 2, 2021

Priority deadline for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and GPA verification form for Cal Grant consideration

April 1–30, 2021

UCI notifies each transfer applicant of their admission status via the Applicant Portal

May 1, 2021

  • Freshman Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) and Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) are due by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
  • Freshman housing applications are due
  • Priority deadline for UCI to receive all required supporting documents to complete students’ financial aid applications

June 1, 2021

  • Transfer Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) and Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) are due by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
  • Transfer students’ housing applications are due

July 1, 2021

Official final transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions are due

July 15, 2021

Official AP/IB (freshman) test scores to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions are due
*Due to the delay testing companies are experiencing when sending scores to campuses, you will not be penalized if scores are received after our initial deadline of July 15.

September 15, 2021

Official transcripts for summer courses taken at any colleges and universities are due to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Summer - Fall 2021

  • Take placement test(s)
  • Pay fees
  • International students: complete iNavigateUCI, the International Center's mandatory electronic check-in process
  • Visit UCI's Student Health Center website for important UC Immunization and Health Insurance Requirements, deadline dates, and instructions.

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