Application Dates / Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Financial Aid Deadline Notification Date Response Deadline
Early Decision November 1 November 15 December 15 February 15
Early Action November 15 February 15 December 31 May 1
Priority Regular Decision January 15 March 1 February 15 May 1
Rolling Admission Applications will be accepted until programs are filled. We encourage all applicants to apply as soon as possible. Decisions are mailed within 2-3 weeks of a completed application for admission. May 1 or 20 days from the date of admission, whichever is later.

Since many programs will be fully enrolled by March, you are encouraged to apply by January 15. However:
  • Apply no later than December 15 if you plan to start in the January term.
  • Apply by February 1 to be considered for our nursing program.
  • Apply by March 1 for HEOP eligibility.



Freshman applicants should...

  • complete at least 16 units of secondary school credit and
  • receive a diploma from an accredited secondary school.

It is recommended that students follow a college preparatory program that includes:

  • at least four units of study in English,
  • three units in social studies,
  • three units in mathematics,
  • three units in science, and
  • two in a foreign language.

Equivalency diplomas

Applicants submitting a high school equivalency diploma are not required to have completed 16 secondary school units; however, they must have earned equivalency scores that indicate adequate preparation for college level work.



UC students

Please either:

  • Apply online using UC's application, the Common Application, or the Universal College Application; or
  • Complete a hard copy application and mail or hand deliver it to UC

In addition to your application, we will need:

  • Your high school report and transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation, preferably from an academic source (teacher, counselor, etc.)
  • $40 application fee (or waiver request)

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  • SAT I or ACT scores are encouraged, but required only for:

    ♦ Physical therapy
    ♦ Occupational therapy
    ♦ Nursing
    ♦ Joint health professions programs
    ♦ Higher Educational Opportunity Programs (HEOP)
    ♦ Academic achievement awards

The admissions committee will also consider:

  • Your high school record and how well it has prepared you for your intended program of study
  • Extracurricular activities, community service, special talent, and work history



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