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Guide for Transfer Students: Applying to the UC System

1. Research Campuses

2. Gather Materials: Use the Checklist

3. Know the Application Deadlines

 College Application Filing Periods

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.

Need Help?

UC Application Center (800) 207-1710 (within the U.S.) or (661) 336-5723 (outside the U.S.)

Final Tips & Reminders

Don’t Forget:

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.

Additional Resources

Main Webiste

UC Information Center

GPA Calculator

I Can Afford UC- Blue and Gold Opportunity

UC Application Tutorial Power Point

Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

UC Transfer Planner

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