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Discover UCI as an Out-of-State Applicant

Ready to launch your future at a top 10 public university? Learn more about life at UCI and applying as an out-of-state student.

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You’ve earned your spot at a top university: UCI

Virtual Events for Out-of-State Students

Join us for a virtual event specifically for out-of-state applicants, including UCI info sessions, application workshops, and live student panels. Many events include live question and answer sessions with UCI admissions counselors.

Out-of-State Events

Out-of-State Admissions Requirements

UCI will not be using SAT/ACT and SAT Subject Exams for the comprehensive review/reading process, selection, or scholarships. We do expect out-of-state applicants to have at least a 3.4 weighted GPA, and a variety of challenging coursework that they have completed throughout high school. Our comprehensive review process allows us to evaluate each applicant’s academic and extracurricular accomplishments within their individual context.

Important Dates and Deadlines

The UC Application must be submitted between November 1-30. Students interested in our Campuswide Honors Collegium, and dance and music applicants will need to take additional steps. Mark your calendar with important UCI dates and deadlines.

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.

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Contact an Out-of-State Admissions Counselor

Need help with a specific admissions question? To connect with an out-of-state admissions counselor, send us your question through our contact form, or register for an online office hour appointment (prospective students and counselors welcome).

Out-of-State Office Hours

Ready to Become an Anteater?

If you have already submitted your University of California (UC) application but would like to add UC Irvine to your list of campuses, you can log in to your application and add us no later than November 30. See more information here: After You Apply

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.

However, we do encourage applications to be submitted as soon as possible! If you can, please don't wait to apply until the new deadline date.

Apply using the UC application!