Guide for Transfer Students: Applying to the UC System
1. Research Campuses
2. Gather Materials: Use the Checklist
3. Know the Application Deadlines
4. Access the UC Online Application
5. Writing the Personal Statement -View as a personal interview on paper
Click on the “Tips” box
6. Review and Submit your Application
Application Fees- $70 per campus for domestic students (both CA
and out of State); $80 for international (with international academic records)
Payment is required and is non-refundable. The University prefers credit card payments. You may apply online for a fee waiver only once ( good for up to 4 campuses). If you apply for more than four campuses, you must select a payment method (credit card, or pay by mail) to pay the application fees for the additional campuses.
7. After You Submit: Update Your Application
Transfer Academic Update (TAU) Priority Deadline – January 31
About 5 weeks after the filing period closes, transfer students are required to update their grades and course records. You must provide your final grades from the previous term and list all courses in progress or planned for the term before you expect to enroll. Your updates will ensure UC campuses have the most current academic information available.
UC Application Center (800) 207-1710 (within the U.S.) or (661) 336-5723 (outside the U.S.)
Final Tips & Reminders
Check your email regularly! Once all classes are completed, send your official transcripts to the UC you will be attending. Be sure to check the IGETC certification box on the TC Transcript Request Form. Admission notifications begin in April.
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