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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.

  • An admission decision regarding your freshman application will be posted in your MyAdmission account by March 31. Admitted students also receive a formal letter of notification sent to their current mailing address. Do not contact UCI Admissions until AFTER March 31 regarding admission decisions and/or your status.

  • If you have your Application ID number, you may have your UCI ID number e-mailed to the address on your application form. Visit your MyAdmission account 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 MyAdmission account one week after you make the changes to verify the correction.

  • The deadline to request a major change through the Admissions office is June 1 at 9:00 a.m. You must submit your request on the Message Center at MyAdmission account. Your Admissions Counselor will notify you if it’s approved. Approval depends on whether you qualify for that new major and whether space is available in the major. If you miss the June 1 deadline, you may be able to change your major at summer orientation (SPOP), provided the new major is accepting major changes.

  • 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 MyAdmission account. 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 Admissions and Relations with Schools
    University of California, Irvine
    260 Aldrich Hall
    Irvine, CA 92697-1075

  • 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 MyAdmission account or send a letter, being sure to include your UCI Student ID Number, and mail your letter to:

    Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools
    University of California, Irvine
    260 Aldrich Hall
    Irvine, CA 92697-1075

  • The UCI Division of Continuing Education offers a limited number of programs online. Visit their website at unex.uci.edu (click on "Online Courses" under the "Courses" tab) to view program offerings.

  • 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 www.ofas.uci.edu.

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

    Disability Services Center
    University of California, Irvine
    Irvine, CA 92697-5250
    (949) 824-7494 (voice)
    (949) 824-6272 (TDD)
    (949) 824-3083 (FAX)
    dcs@uci.edu

  • High school students can take classes at UCI:

    • UCI Division of Continuing Education's ACCESS UCI 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) 824-1010; e-mail: unex-services@uci.edu; ACCESS website: unex.uci.edu/courses/access_uci.
    • 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; e-mail: summer-session@uci.edu; or visit the Summer Session website at www.summer.uci.edu.

    Admission and enrollment in courses either through ACCESS UCI 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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