Counselors and Educators


Thank you for visiting the Admissions Web site!  We are very excited about the upcoming year, and we look forward to exploring the ways we can collaborate to help California students succeed. 


The University of California fall priority-filing period is November 1-30 each year.  The spring priority filing period is July 1-31.  Students can apply online here.


Each year, UC Merced holds a number of exciting events for students.  Two of the major events are Preview Day (our campus open house) in October and Bobcat Day (a special program for admitted students) in April.  Find out more information

Remember, the University of California Counselor Conference is held each year on different UC campuses. Registration for the following year begins in late spring.  Download Counselor Conference 2014 materials.


Our outstanding faculty are being recognized for the groundbreaking achievements every day.  Visit the School pages: EngineeringNatural SciencesSocial Sciences, Humanities and Arts for updated information about their interaction with students, their research, and their accomplishments.  
View a full list of our majors and minors.


Going Greek: Sororities and fraternities are now established at the UC Merced campus.  For more information, please contact Molly Bechtel (, (209-228-5433) or visit the Fraternity and Sorority website.

On the Move: Students can visit the Wilderness Center located in the Recreation Center and participate in the Yosemite Leadership Program.  For more information, visit the YLP site.
For the Sports Enthusiasts: Join our volleyball, soccer, baseball, basketball, softball, lacrosse, cheerleading, ultimate Frisbee, or aquatics teams.  Check out the Recreation site to learn more. 
Get Fit and Have Fun: Students can take a break from studying and stay in shape by using our beautiful new equipment, taking fitness and dance classes, or playing basketball or volleyball in the gym.


Conditions of Admission: Please make sure your students know they need to maintain their academic edge to come to campus in the fall.

Applicant Status for Counselor: A valuable tool to help you assist current applicants and provide you with historical information on your schools past applicants.

Virtual Tour: Get a taste of what it's like to visit UC Merced from your office.

Virtual Publications: Lean more in-depth information about our campus and gain access to information that can't be found in our normal print publications.

Transfer Pathways Project:  A clear roadmap to prepare for your major and be well positioned to graduate on time from any UC campus.

Quick Reference for Counselors: Valuable information about eligibility requirements and more.  

If you have any questions about UC Merced, we are only a phone call away: (209) 228-4682.  We would love to be able to provide you with more information to help you advise students about the UC Merced academic and student life experience.