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Everything you wanted to know about applying to UCI — and more.

Find answers to your questions about admission to UCI.

Learn more about becoming an Anteater.

Read the FAQs below.

  • You may be considered for admission to a program for a second degree if your educational objective changed substantially after you received your bachelor’s degree. All second baccalaureate admissions are subject to the approval of the dean or director of the UCI school or program in which the second degree will be earned.

    Admission as a candidate for a second bachelor’s degree requires that the applicant:

    • is fully eligible for admission to the university
    • has strong promise of academic success in the new major

    Click here for the UCI Undergraduate Admissions Supplemental Application/Audition Registration Forms.

    Note: UCI is open to all admission applications during the traditional UC application period, November 1-November 30.

    Students who have not attended UCI as undergraduates during a regular academic quarter must complete a UC Application for Undergraduate Admission.

    Students who have received an undergraduate degree from UCI and are interested in pursuing an additional undergraduate degree must apply for readmission as a second baccalaureate.

    Students who have completed a degree at another institution, but have attended UCI as an undergraduate during a regular academic quarter may apply as a second baccalaureate.

    (The deadline for second baccalaureate candidates to submit all of their official transcripts is the end of the second week of February.)

    View the list of majors closed for second baccalaureate candidates.

  • An applicant for readmission is a student who was formerly registered and enrolled at UCI and who has interrupted the completion of consecutive quarters of enrollment. Visit the Office of the Registrar for information on how to apply for readmission. For additional information about readmission, call 949-824-6124.

    You may be considered for admission to UCI as a re-entry applicant if you are an adult aged 25 years or older and have either experienced a significant break in your education, or decided to earn a university degree for the first time. For information about specific majors and programs, contact a counselor in your academic unit of interest.

  • UCI will not be using SAT/ACT and SAT Subject Exams for comprehensive review, selection, and scholarships. However, SAT/ACT and SAT Subject Exams can be used for class placement or towards graduation requirements.

  • Admissions decisions regarding freshman applications will be posted in the Applicant Portal by March 31. Decisions regarding transfer applications will be posted in the Applicant Portal by April 30. Admitted students also receive a formal letter of notification sent to their current mailing address. Do not contact UCI Admissions until AFTER March 31 for freshmen or April 30 for transfers regarding admission decisions and/or your status.

  • If you have your Application ID number, you may have your UCI ID number emailed to the address on your application form. Visit your Applicant Portal and submit your request for your ID number.

  • You must make any corrections on your UC Application, which will update your information on our campus. Check your Applicant Portal one week after you make the changes to verify the correction.

  • The Office of Admissions is not able to change your major once you have applied. Once admitted, students can work directly with academic units to apply for a change of major.

  • Freshman applicants are responsible for reporting all D or F grades earned in the seventh semester as soon as possible. Notify us using the Message Center in your Applicant Portal. In some cases we may be able to advise you of options that will enable you to remain UC-eligible.

    If you do not use the Message Center, be sure to include your UCI Student ID Number and mail your letter to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    C/O: North Campus Distribution Services
    19182 Jamboree Road
    University of California, Irvine
    Irvine, CA 92612

  • You are responsible for reporting any schedule changes to your class schedule. This is important because course changes may affect your eligibility in certain majors. Either use the Message Center in your Applicant Portal or send a letter, being sure to include your UCI Student ID Number, and mail your letter to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    C/O: North Campus Distribution Services
    19182 Jamboree Road
    University of California, Irvine
    Irvine, CA 92612

  • The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships website provides a sample budget for approximating the cost of attending UCI. Their website can be found at

  • The UCI Disability Services Center provides effective and reasonable academic accommodations and related disability services to UCI students, Extension/Continuing Education and Summer Session students, and other program participants. Specific information about these services can be found at or by contacting their office:

    Disability Services Center
    University of California, Irvine
    Irvine, CA 92697-5250
    (949) 824-7494 (voice)
    (949) 824-3083 (FAX)

  • High school students can take classes at UCI:

    • UCI Division of Continuing Education's Concurrent Enrollment Program - This option is ideal for either (1) well-prepared high school seniors who have exhausted the curriculum available in high school and who are looking for advanced level coursework, or (2) students who are seeking an enrichment course or coursework not available at their high school. For information, call (949) 824-5414; email:; Concurrent Enrollment website:
    • UCI's Summer Session Program - This option enables highly qualified high school seniors to enroll in regular UCI courses. For further information, contact the UCI Summer Session Office at (949) 824-5493; email:; or visit the Summer Session website at

    Admission and enrollment in courses either through Concurrent Enrollment or Summer Session does not also mean admission to UCI as an entering freshman. To enter as freshmen, high school seniors are required to complete and submit the official University of California Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarships during November of the year prior to the fall quarter in which they seek to enroll.

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