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Transfer: Dates & Deadlines

Important Dates & Deadlines

    FALL 2021 SPRING 2022
Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) First year student submission deadline Extended to May 17, 2021 Extended to November 30, 2021
  Transfer submission deadline June 14, 2021 Extended to November 30, 2021

Statement of Legal Residence (SLR)

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

First year student SLR deadline



May 5, 2021



November 16, 2021

  Transfer student SLR deadline June 19, 2021 November 16, 2021
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, 2021 March 2, 2021
  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 June 1, 2021 December 1, 2021


Housing application opens - First Year Students

March 1, 2021 November 1, 2021
  Houring application opens - Transfer Students   November 1, 2021
  Housing application closes & deadline to sign contract  June 1, 2021 January 3, 2022
  Two-year residency exemption request June 1, 2021 January 2, 2022
New Student Orientation Orientation registration opens April 19, 2021 Monday, November 8, 2021
  Priority Orientation registration deadline for first-year students June 1, 2021 Monday, January 3, 2022 (end of day)
  New Student Orientation: In-Person   Friday, January 14, 2022
  Complete online Pre-Orientation TBD Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Placement Exams

Must be completed by 4 p.m. Check your UC Merced email for more information.
Placement exam deadline for CSE, nath and chemistry , 11:59 pm (Pacific time)


Open Now
November 30 by 11:59pm (Pacific time)

Course Registration 

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

June 2021 By mid-November 2021
  Your academic advisor will email you recommended courses based on your intended major and placement exam scores. Mid-June 2021 December 8, 2021

Online class registration for incoming transfer students

Online class registration for incoming first year students


July 2021

July 2021

December 13, 2021

Official transcripts due in the Office of Admissions

Postmarked or electronically
submitted by July 1, 2021

Received in the Office of Admissions
by Jan. 10, 2022


Official test scores due in the Office of Admissions

Received in the Office of Admissions by July 15, 2021 Received in the Office of Admissions
by Jan. 10, 2022
Health Insurance Waiver

Waiver application opens at

May 12, 2021 November 12, 2021

Deadline to submit waiver

Aug. 1, 2021 January 8, 2022 at 11:59pm Pacific time

Late waiver deadline with $50 fee


Textbooks and Bookstore

Purchase your text books online or



Rent your text books - check their website or contact them via email

Fee Payment Deadline

Tuition and housing fees must be paid at MyBill at

Mid-August 2021 January 12, 2022
Move-In Day

Move in is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021 through Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, 8am - 5pm. Move-in details will be posted soon. Students will be assigned a specific move-in day and time via their UC Merced email by the first week of August. Housing Move-In Information

Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021 through Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, 8am - 5pm 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 portal.

August 26, 2021 January 18, 2022 at 11:59pm Pacific time
Instruction Begins   August 25, 2021 January 18, 2022