Where to Apply
The Fall 2021 application is now open! First year and transfer students can begin working on the application at the link above and submit it during the priority filing period, Nov. 1-30.
The Spring 2021 application has closed. If you are interested in submitting an appeal for a late application, you can visit our Appeals page.
The nonrefundable $70 application fee entitles you to apply to one UC campus. The fee for international students is $80. Fee waivers are available to students who qualify.
Qualifying for a Fee Waiver
The University of California will waive application fees for up to four campuses for qualified students who otherwise would be unable to apply for admission. Students who qualify for fee waivers and who select more than four campuses must pay $70 for each additional campus choice. To be accepted for the fee waiver program, you must meet specific requirements related to your family income and size.
You can apply for a fee waiver within the online application and be notified immediately whether you have qualified.
Need Help or Have Questions?
UC Merced Office of Undergraduate Admissions
UC Merced Graduate Division