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Apply to UC Merced

Where to Apply

When to Apply

The UC Merced application deadline for Fall 2020 has been extended!

First Year Students Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PST on Dec. 20, 2019
Transfer Students Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PST on Jan. 3, 2020

You can start your application now


Log back in to your application:

  • To complete and submit an application you've already started
  • To add Merced as a campus choice to an application you've already submitted
Nov. 1 - Dec. 20
Submit your first year admission application for the fall semester
Nov. 1 - Jan. 3
Submit your transfer admission application for the fall semester
July 1 - 31
Submit your admission application for the spring semester


Application Fees

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