University of California

  • Apply between November 1- November 30.
  • The cost is $70.00 per campus/application
  • The SAT/ACT is not required for the class of 2022.
  • Make sure to complete the 2022-2023 application.
  • Make sure you use your legal name.
  • Always use proper punctuation and capitalization.
  • Fee waivers are based on your parents’ income which is built into the UC application.
  • In the unlikely event a UC asks you to send a transcript after the 1st semester of your senior year, you’ll need to create a Parchment account and send it through this third party service.
  • Aim to submit all your UC applications by Thanksgiving.
  • After applying, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to set up your online portal with every UC you applied to. Set up your portal right away and check it often for instructions.
  • Counselors will hold application help sessions in October and November to assist you.
  • Your Personal Insight Questions are important. Start early!! And remember, they are equal to an interview on paper. Creative writing is not necessary.
  • Read our UC FAQs for more detailed info.