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International: Dates & Deadlines

Important Dates & Deadlines

    FALL 2019 SPRING 2020
Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) First year student submission deadline May 31, 2019 TBD
  Transfer submission deadline June 30, 2019 TBD

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.

First year student SLR deadline

 

 

June 5, 2019

 

 

Nov. 5, 2019

  Transfer student SLR deadline June 5, 2019 Nov. 5, 2019
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, 2019 March 2, 2019
  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, 2019 Dec. 1, 2019

Housing 

Housing application opens

March 11, 2019 TBD
  Deadline for first year housing preference form or two-year residency exemption request  June 15, 2019 -
  Transfer housing application deadline July 5, 2019 -
New Student Orientation Orientation registration opens April 11, 2019 TBD
  Priority Orientation registration deadline June 14, 2019 -
Placement Exams Must be completed by 4 p.m. Check your UC Merced email for more information. June 3, 2019 Nov. 15, 2019
Course Registration 

Your academic advisor will email you registration resources.

Early June 2019 TBD
  Your academic advisor will email you recommended courses based on your intended major. Late June 2019 -
 

Online class registration for incoming first year and transfer students

June 24-28, 2019 -
Admissions

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

July 1, 2019 Jan. 6, 2020
 

Official test scores are due in the Office of Admissions.

July 15, 2019 Jan. 6, 2020
Health Insurance Waiver

Waiver application opens at my.ucmerced.edu

May 1, 2019 Nov. 12, 2019
 

Deadline to submit waiver

Aug. 1, 2019 Jan. 8, 2020
 

Late waiver deadline with $50 fee

Aug. 9, 2019 Jan. 16, 2020

Reserve Textbooks

Online textbook reservation begins at bookstore.ucmerced.edu.

June 24, 2019

Dec. 2, 2019

 

Online textbook reservation closes.

Aug. 16, 2019 Jan. 10, 2020
Fee Payment Deadline

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

Aug. 21, 2019 Jan. 8, 2020
Move-In Day

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

Aug. 22-24, 2019 Jan. 19, 2020
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. 28, 2019 Jan. 21, 2020
Instruction Begins   Aug. 28, 2019 Jan. 21, 2020

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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