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International: Dates & Deadlines

Important Dates & Deadlines

    FALL 2018 SPRING 2019
Housing Housing application opens March 1, 2018 TBD
  First year priority housing application deadline May 7, 2018 -
  Transfer priority housing application deadline June 5, 2018 -
  Official room assignments and move-in details available Aug. 10, 2018 -
New Student Orientation Signups begin April 21, 2018 TBD
  Priority Orientation registration deadline June 1, 2018 -
Course Registration  Your academic advisor will send information about placement exams to your UC Merced email address. Mid-May 2018 TBD
 

Your academic advisor will email additional registration resources.

Late May to Early June 2018 -
 

Online class registration for incoming first year and transfer students

June 20-22, 2018 -
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, 2018 March 2, 2018
Complete requirements

Deadline to submit supporting documents requested by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships and to complete all requirements listed in your checklist at my.ucmerced.edu

June 1, 2018 Dec. 1, 2018
Admissions

Official transcripts must be postmarked or electronically submitted to the Office of Admissions.

July 1, 2018 Jan. 6, 2019
 

Official test scores are due in the Office of Admissions.

July 15, 2018 Jan. 6, 2019
Statement of Legal Residence (SLR)

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

June 1, 2018 Dec. 15, 2018
Placement Exams

Must be completed by 4 p.m. Check your UC Merced email for more information.

Oct. 1 - March 2 TBD
Health Insurance Waiver

Waiver application opens at my.ucmerced.edu

May 1, 2018 Nov. 12, 2018
 

Deadline to submit waiver

Aug. 1, 2018 Jan. 8, 2019
 

Late waiver deadline with $50 fee

Aug. 9, 2018 Jan. 16, 2019
Fee Payment Deadline

Tuition and housing fees must be paid at MyBill at my.ucmerced.edu

Aug. 15, 2018 Jan. 16, 2018
Move-In Day

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

Aug. 18-19, 2018 Jan. 13, 2019
Proof of Immunization

All incoming students are required to provide proof of immunization against Hepatitis B and prove vaccination and/or immunity to certain diseases. Visit the MyHealth section on the myhealth.ucmerced.edu portal.

Aug. 22, 2018 Jan. 22, 2019
Reserve Textbooks

Online textbook reservation begins at bookstore.ucmerced.edu.

June 26, 2018 Dec. 16, 2018
 

Online textbook reservation closes.

Aug. 16, 2018 Jan. 17, 2019
Instruction Begins   Aug. 22, 2018 Jan. 22, 2019

Required Documents Checklist

If your required checklist items have been sent to the Admissions Office, you can see the received dates in "MyChecklist" on your UC Merced student portal.  Please allow time for transcripts and test scores to be received and processed. The Admissions Office will update your checklist within 2 business days of receipt.  If your items are not showing as received, you may contact the Office of Admissions at (209) 228-4254.

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Official Records Deadline

Fall Applicants

All official records must be received no later than July 1st. 

For example, official records for an application submitted for entry in the Fall 2016 term must arrive in the Office of Admissions no later than July 1, 2016.

Spring applicants

All official records must be received no later than Jan. 6. 

For example, official records for an application submitted for entry in the Spring 2016 term must arrive in the Office of Admissions no later than January 6, 2016.

Remember to access your UC Merced Portal to view your checklist:  my.ucmerced.edu

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Official ACT plus Writing Assessment, SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject Test Scores

Required official exam scores for ACT plus Writing Assessment or SAT Reasoning Test must be sent directly to the Admissions Office from the testing agencies. Additionally, if you took SAT Subject Tests to show your mastery of academic subject areas, these scores must be sent by the College Board. Final official scores must be received by the posted deadline. When requirements are fulfilled, you will see a received date posted on your portal checklist page.

To request your ACT scores, visit the following link http://www.actstudent.org/scores/send and request to have your scores sent to the University of California, Merced (school code 0450).

To request to have your SAT Reasoning and SAT subject Test scores sent, visit the following link http://sat.collegeboard.com/scores/send-sat-scores and request to have your scores sent to the University of California, Merced (school code 4129).

TIP: Applicants are advised not to use Score Choice when sending their scores to the University of California. Exercising the score choice option may prevent UC Merced from receiving all of your official scores.

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Official TOEFL and IELTS Exam Scores

Required TOEFL or IELTS Examination scores must be sent directly to the Admissions Office from the sending institutions. The scores must be received by the applicable deadline. When requirements are fulfilled, you will see a received date posted on your portal page.

To request TOEFL exam scores, visit the following link: www.ets.org/toefl and to request IELTS exam scores, visit the following link: www.ielts.org. Request to have scores sent to the University of California, Merced at:

Office of Admissions
University of California, Merced
5200 N. Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343-5603

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Academic Records

Academic Records: Copy Request

During our evaluation of your application, we may need to review a copy of your academic records and an official translation of any documents not in English. Please be prepared to send these items if requested.

Submission of Official Academic Records

If you are admitted to UC Merced, you will be required to verify the academic information you listed on your application with your official academic records. We will require you to submit academic records from all institutions attended, beginning with the ninth grade. Please check our country listing of secondary school credentials/diplomas.

An academic record is considered official when it is mailed to our campus in a sealed envelope by the issuing institution or examination authority. Opened original records are generally not considered official. Records sealed or attested by notaries or other organizations other than the issuing institution are not considered official.

Academic records must include all subjects and final course or examination marks (if applicable). Secondary school records must show graduation at a level acceptable for university entrance. College and university records must also include numbers of hours per week devoted to lecture and laboratory. 

Secondary School Credentials/Diplomas

Applicants who take external examinations in secondary school, (such as GCE Advanced Level, HKCEE, GCSE, ICSE, ISC, AISSC or Matriculation Examinations), should list the mark earned in the examination on the application rather than the mark assigned by the teacher at the end of the course.

Secondary Credentials/Diploma

Country Credential/Diploma

British School Systems

 GCE A-Level Exams

China, (People’s Republic of)

 Senior High School Graduation/Certificate

Congo

 Baccalauréat

Ethiopia

 Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate or Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Exam (EHEEE)

France

 Baccalauréat

Ghana

 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE)

Hong Kong

 Hong Kong Advanced Level Exams (HKALE)

India

 All India Senior School Certificate

Japan

 Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Kenya

 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

Korea

 Senior High School Diploma (Inmungye Kodung Hakkyo)

Malaysia

 Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran/Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)

Mexico

 Certificado de Bachillerato

Nigeria

 Senior School Certificate (SSC) from WAEC

Pakistan

 Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC),Intermediate Certificate

Peru

 Certificado de Educación Secondaria

Philippines

 High School Diploma

Saudi Arabia

 General Secondary Education Certificate

Singapore

 GCE A-Level Exams

South Africa

 Senior Certificate with Matriculation Endorsement / Exemption

Taiwan (Republic of China)

 Senior High School Diploma

United Arab Emirates

 Secondary School Leaving Certificate

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