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International: Apply for Admission

How to 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.

Aug. 1
Get started on your fall admission application
Nov. 1-30
Submit your admission application for the fall semester
July. 1-31
Submit your admission application for the spring semester

Application Fees

The application fee for international studentsis $80, which entitles you to apply to one UC campus.

Required Tests

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.

Need Help or Have Questions?

If you have any questions about applying to UC Merced, we're here to help!

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