How to Apply
- Apply at universityofcalifornia.edu/apply
When to Apply
You can start to work on your fall admission application on Aug. 1. The priority filing period is Nov. 1-30.
The application fee for international studentsis $80, which entitles you to apply to one UC campus.
If you apply as a first year international student, you must take the ACT plus Writing test or SAT Reasoning test. You are expected to complete these examinations as early as possible, but no later than December of your last year of secondary school.
In addition, UC Merced requires an English proficiency exam from all international freshman applicants whose native language is not English.
- Find more information on examination requirements.
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