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First Year: Dates & Deadlines

Important Dates & Deadlines

    FALL 2020 SPRING 2021
Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) First year student submission deadline Extended until June 1, 2020 Nov. 8, 2020
  Transfer submission deadline Extended until June 30, 2020 Nov. 8, 2020

Statement of Legal Residence (SLR)

*If this online questionnaire to verify California residency is listed in your checklist at, you must submit it.

First year student SLR deadline



May 5, 2020




  Transfer student SLR deadline June 5, 2020 TBD
Financial Aid Priority deadline to submit the Free Application for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) March 2, 2020 March 2, 2020
  Deadline to submit supporting documents requested by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships and to complete all requirements listed in your checklist at June 1, 2020 Dec. 1, 2020


Housing application opens

March 2, 2020 TBD
  Deadline for first year housing preference form or two-year residency exemption request June 1, 2020 TBD
  Transfer housing application deadline June 5, 2020 TBD
New Student Orientation Orientation registration opens April 15, 2020 January - TBD
  Priority Orientation registration deadline for first-year students June 1, 2020 -
  Complete online Pre-Orientation TBD -
Placement Exams Must be completed by 4 p.m. Check your UC Merced email for more information. June 1, 2020 TBD
Course Registration 

Your academic advisor will send information about placement exams to your UC Merced email address.

TBD November
  Your academic advisor will email you recommended courses based on your intended major and placement exam scores. June 18 - 19, 2020 November

Online class registration for incoming transfer students

Online class registration for incoming first year students


June 22, 2020

June 24 - 26, 2020


Official transcripts due in the Office of Admissions

Postmarked or electronically
submitted by July 1, 2020

Received in the Office of Admissions
by Jan. 10, 2021


Official test scores due in the Office of Admissions

Received in the Office of Admissions by July 15, 2020 Received in the Office of Admissions
by Jan. 10, 2021
Health Insurance Waiver

Waiver application opens at

June 1, 2020 TBD

Deadline to submit waiver

Aug. 1, 2020 TBD

Late waiver deadline with $50 fee

Aug. 9, 2020 TBD

Reserve Textbooks

Online textbook reservation begins at

June 23, 2020



Online textbook reservation closes.

August 14, 2020 TBD
Fee Payment Deadline

Tuition and housing fees must be paid at MyBill at

August 19, 2020 TBD
Move-In Day

Students will receive an email with their assigned move-in time.

August 20, 2020 TBD
Proof of Immunization

All incoming students are required to complete a TB Risk Screening Questionnaire and provide proof of immunization and/or immunity to certain diseases prior to the first day of instruction. Visit the MyHealth section on the portal.

August 26, 2020 TBD
Instruction Begins   August 26, 2020 Jan. 19, 2021