Application Deadlines

Application deadlines are very important for California's public universities.

University of California (UC)
  • Application Priority Filing Period:
 When to start your TAP (transfer admissions planner):  As soon as possible/on-going
 When to apply for TAG (Transfer admissions guarantee):  September 1st-30th, offered only for fall semester
 When to begin your UC application:  Website opens August 1st
 When to submit your UC application (fall):  You must submit between November 1st -30th
  **check UC admission site for spring admittance

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California State University (CSU)
  • Application Priority Filing Period:
     To begin studies during the following:  You MUST apply by:
     Fall Semester/Quarter October 1st- November 30th
     Winter Quarter  IF open, June 1st-June 30th*
     Spring Semester/Quarter  IF open August 1st- August 30th*

    *Notice prior to applying, please check CSU mentor to see if campus and major are open.

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Application Assistance/ Workshops

Below are the links for the Application Review sessions. They are designed for students who have specific questions about a completed online application or would like a Transfer Center Assistant to review before submitting.

UC Application

CSU Application

To attend an Application Workshop please bring:

1. Unofficial Transcripts from Merced College, AND transcripts from any other college attended as well as any evaluation done by Merced College

2. Bring any work completed by your counselor prior to the application workshop (e.g., ed plans, GPA calculations, etc.).