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Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions
One Shields Avenue
University of California
Davis, CA 95616-8507
530-752-2971; Fax 530-752-3712

Visit our Welcome Center
550 Alumni Lane
Walk-in Advising: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (PT); Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (PT)

Applying to UC Davis

Apply for admission at http://universityofcalifornia.edu/apply.

The initial filing periods to apply for undergraduate admission and scholarships at UC Davis are:

Quarter Initial Filing Period (prior year)
Fall November 1-30
Winter* July 1-31
Spring* October 1-31

*UC Davis is rarely open to new applicants for winter and spring quarters.

For up-to-date details regarding winter and spring quarter admission, and tips on completing the UC application and writing your personal statement, see https://www.ucdavis.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply.

After applying, transfer students are required to update their grades and course records online using the UC Transfer Academic Update (TAU). This ensures that campuses have current academic information. For details and deadlines, see http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/after-you-apply/update-transfer-application.

Application Fees

The domestic filing fee for each University of California campus is $70. For international applicants, the filing fee is $80 per campus.

Fee waivers are available to students who meet strict eligibility guidelines based on household size and family income. When you apply online, you can fill out the fee waiver form included with the online application. If, after review by UC staff, you are not eligible for a fee waiver, you will be billed for all application fees. For current information on application fees and waivers, see http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/application-fees.

After You Apply for Admission

A few weeks after you apply, the University of California will notify you that your application has been received and processed. UC Davis will also notify you once the application has been received at our campus. At this time, you can create a MyAdmissions account at http://myadmissions.ucdavis.edu, using your UC Davis Student ID. You will be able to use this secure website to check your application and admission status at the UC Davis campus.

Students admitted to UC Davis can use MyAdmissions to view upcoming events for admitted students, check deadlines and complete pre-enrollment tasks, review their financial aid and scholarship awards (MyAwards), submit a student housing application, register for orientation and accept our offer of admission. Admitted students who wish to officially accept our offer of admission must submit their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) and complete all pre-enrollment tasks related to:

  • MyAwards—Financial Aid Notice and Scholarships
  • Student Housing
  • Orientation (fall admits only)
  • Statement of Legal Residence (SLR)
  • High School Transcripts
  • College/University Transcripts
  • AP/IB Examination Results
  • Test Scores
  • Requests for I-20 or DS-2019
  • International Records
  • Accommodation for a Disability (if applicable)
  • Health Insurance Requirement
  • Hepatitis B Statement

After applying, transfer students are required to update their grades and course records using the online UC Transfer Academic Update (TAU) to ensure that the campuses have the most current academic information before making admission decisions. For details and deadlines, see http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu.

Required Academic Records for All Students

You must accurately report all examination scores, as well as high school and any college/university work undertaken within the United States or abroad.

If you are admitted to UC Davis, you are expected to arrange to have all of your official final transcripts sent to Undergraduate Admissions by deadlines indicated on MyAdmissions. You do not need to submit official transcripts before this time, unless requested. All students must provide official final:

  • High school transcripts
  • College transcripts

All students completing the following examinations will be required to submit official scores:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)

International applicants will be required to submit official scores for the following examination:


Freshman applicants are also required to submit official scores for the following examinations:

  • ACT With Writing
  • SAT Reasoning Test
  • SAT Subject Tests (if taken)

For more information regarding ACT, see http://act.org; the UC Davis ACT code is 0454. For more information regarding SAT, see http://collegeboard.org; UC Davis College Board code is 004834.

Submit official documents and test scores to:

Undergraduate Admissions
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8507

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Updated: November 21, 2017 9:19 AM