Admitted Students


Welcome to UC Merced! Through your hard work and perseverance, you have earned admission to begin an extraordinary university experience.

Important Information for Fall 2018

How to Submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR): Visit the UC Merced portal to submit your SIR by the priority response date (May 1 for first year students and June 1 for transfers). For questions or concerns, call (209) 228-7178. 

Conditions of Admission:
2018 First Year Student Conditions of Admission
2018 Transfer Student Conditions of Admission

Admissions Checklist
2018 First Year Student Admissions Checklist
2018 Transfer Admissions Checklist

Please be sure to notify the Office of Admissions immediately if you receive grades of "D" or "F," or if you drop or withdraw from courses listed on your application or academic update. To notify the Office of Admissions, follow the instructions on your student portal and click on "myCourseUpdates." If you have any questions, call (209) 228-7178.


Spring Events: Attend of one of our admitted students events. From overnight events, regional receptions to our biggest event of the year, Bobcat Day, there are lots of ways to explore our campus. Visit our spring events page now to sign up.

From the Housing Office: We encourage you to visit the Housing website to learn more about your housing options. Please note: You can only apply for housing 24 hours after you submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR).

From the Financial Aid Office: We encourage you to complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. If you have already submitted your FAFSA make sure to update it with our school code. The UC Merced school code is 041271.  You can find more information on the Financial Aid website.

A Special Message to International Students:

We are happy you are considering UC Merced!  Read on to learn more information about our campus. Email or contact our International Office at if you have any questions.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Students First and other Student Services:

As a UC Merced student, you will inherit a wealth of resources, including our customer-friendly and always helpful Students First Center (SFC).  If you have any questions, the SFC is a great place to start.  See our Students First website for more information about our SFC team and to learn about our other student services.    

Visit Us!

If you've never been here, or if it has been a while, come see what's new!  Visit the UC Merced Tours page for more information. You can register for tours using our online calendar. Attend our spring events for admitted students. Please call us at (209) 228-7178 if you encounter difficulties while trying to register.  

Prospective students and their families are invited to attend one of our many campus events to learn more about UC Merced and all we have to offer! 

We Want to Help

UC Merced Admissions staff members are available to answer any questions you may have about our campus and the admissions process, or help you RSVP for an event. You can email us at or call (209) 228-7178.

Directions to Merced

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