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International: Dates & Deadlines

Important Dates & Deadlines

    FALL 2022 SPRING 2023
Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) First year student submission deadline Extended Deadline June 1, 2022 November 2022
  Transfer submission deadline June 15, 2022 November 2022
Statement of Legal Residence (SLR)*

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

First year student SLR deadline

June 6, 2022 November 5, 2022
  Transfer student SLR deadline June 20, 2022 November 15, 2022
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, 2022 March 2, 2022
  Priority deadline to submit supporting documents requested by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships and to complete all requirements listed in your checklist at myconnect.ucmerced.edu June 1, 2022 December 1, 2022

Housing

Housing application opens - First Year Students

March 14, 2022 November 2022
  Housing application opens - Transfer Students March 14, 2022 TBD
 

Deadline for New First Year/Freshmen students submit housing application

June 6, 2022 by 11:59pm PDT

January 2023
 

Deadline for New First Year/Freshmen students to sign offered contract 

Fall 2022 Housing Site

June 9, 2022 by 11:59pm PDT  
  Deadline for New Trasnsfer students submit housing application June 20, 2022 11:59 pm PDT  
 

Deadline for New Transfer students to sign offered contract 

Fall 2022 Housing Site

June 23, 2022 11:59 pm PDT  
  Two-year residency exemption request June 2022 January 2023
New Student Orientation Orientation registration opens April 20, 2022 November 2022
  Priority Orientation registration deadline for first-year students June 10, 2022 TBD
 

Pre-Orientation Opens:

Complete your Online Pre-Orientation:

June 6, 2022

Two weeks prior to your registered orientation date

TBD
 

New Student Orientation: In-Person

 

*The Parent and Guest Orientation program for the July 9th and July 19th Orientation sessions will be delivered fully in Spanish. All materials and presentations will be in Spanish. If you prefer to attend an English presentation for the Parent and Guest Orientation program please attend a different orientation session with your student. The student orientation sessions on these two dates will be delivered in English.

 

More information, check the orientation website

First Year Students:

Saturday, June 25

Tuesday, June 28

Thursday, June 30

Thursday, July 7

Saturday, July 9*

Tuesday, July 12

Saturday, July 16

Thursday, July 21

 

Transfer Students:

Thursday, July 14

Saturday, July 16 (Transfer alternative dates & simultaneious translation in Spanish)

Tuesday, July 19*

 

 
Placement Exams

Math and chemistry placement exams. Check your UC Merced email for more information.

TBD

TBD

Course Registration 

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

Mid-June 2022 Mid-November 2022
  Your academic advisor will email you recommended courses based on your intended major and placement exam scores. June 22 - 23, 2022 Mid-December 2022
 

Online class registration for incoming transfer students

Online class registration for incoming first year students

June 27 - 30, 2022

June 27 - 30, 2022

December 2022
Admissions

Official transcripts due in the Office of Admissions

Postmarked or electronically
submitted by July 1, 2022

Received in the Office of Admissions
by TBD - January 2023

 

Official test scores due in the Office of Admissions

Received in the Office of Admissions by July 15, 2022 Received in the Office of Admissions
by TBD - January 2023
Health Insurance Waiver

Waiver application opens at myconnect.ucmerced.edu

May 1, 2022 November 12, 2022
 

Deadline to submit waiver

August 1, 2022 January 8, 2023 at 11:59pm Pacific time
 

Late waiver deadline with $50 fee

Mid-August 2022 TBD
Textbooks and Bookstore Purchase you textbooks online or bookstore.ucmerced.edu TBD TBD
 

Rent your text books - check their website or contact them via email 2203mgr@follett.com

TBD TBD
Fee Payment Deadline

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

Deferred Payment Plan Information, click here.

August 17, 2022

January 11, 2023

Spring 2023 DPP Payments:

#1 - January 11, 2023
#2 - February 21, 2023
#3 - March 20, 2023
#4 - April 20, 2023

Move-In Day

Move-in details will be posted soon. Students will be assigned a specific move-in day and time via their UC Merced email. Housing Move-In Information

TBD 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 myhealth.ucmerced.edu portal.

August 24, 2022 January 17, 2022 11:59pm Pacific time
Instruction Begins   August 24, 2022 January 17, 2023

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.

On this page:


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 2022 term must arrive in the Office of Admissions no later than July 1, 2022.

Spring applicants

All official records must be received no later than January 2023 (specific date to be announced). 

For example, official records for an application submitted for entry in the Spring 2023 term must arrive in the Office of Admissions no later than January 2023 (specific date to be announced).

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

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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