UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS, CONTINUED
Students may apply to the University of California using the online application at http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply.
Applications must be submitted by the last day of the filing period. The nonrefundable application fee is $70 ($80 for international students) for each campus to which the student applies.
WHEN TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION
To ensure that applications will be considered for admission by both UCI (or other UC campuses) and the student's choice of major or program of study, the completed application and the application fee should be submitted during the priority filing period, November 1-30, 2012, for fall quarter 2013. Each campus accepts for consideration all applications it receives during this period. Additionally, students required to fulfill the examination requirements for freshman admission should make arrangements to take the standardized tests early. Completing the examination requirement (SAT Reasoning Test or ACT With Writing Test) no later than the December testing date of the senior year of high school is required for students applying for the fall quarter.
After the priority filing period has ended, campuses will accept applications only if they still have openings for new students. Most campuses are unable to accept applications after the formal filing period closes.
UC Irvine does not accept applications for the winter and spring terms.
Academic Record. On the application, students must report all high schools and colleges attended, regardless of credit earned or courses completed. All courses taken must also be reported, regardless of grades earned. This includes reporting courses repeated with both the original and repeated grade.
Failure to submit an accurate academic record will result in any admissions offer being rescinded.
The UCI Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools (OARS) requires complete, accurate, and up-to-date information about a student's academic program and work in progress in order to process and respond to the application in a timely manner. The transcript and other documents submitted as part of the application become the property of the University; they cannot be returned or forwarded in any form to another college or university.
Freshman Applicants. Freshman applicants should not send transcripts unless requested to do so. Applicants will be notified if a preliminary high school transcript is required. Applicants are also responsible for asking testing agencies to report examination scores for either the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT With Writing Test to UC. Once students are admitted and decide to enroll at UCI, an official final high school transcript showing an official graduation date must be forwarded to OARS even if a student attends summer session. Official final transcripts are due in OARS by July 15 for those students admitted for fall quarter. [A California Certificate of Proficiency, the results from a proficiency test from any state, or a General Educational Development (GED) Certificate can be accepted in place of a high school diploma.] Delays in receiving official transcripts will disadvantage students in the academic advising process and can affect enrollment in appropriate courses.
Transfer Applicants. Transfer applicants should not send transcripts unless requested to do so. It is essential that applicants accurately complete the self-reported college credit information in the application because it will be used for initial admission screening. Once students are admitted and decide to enroll at UCI, an official transcript from each college attended and the high school from which they graduated must be sent to OARS even if a student attends summer session. Final official transcripts are due in OARS by July 15 for those students admitted for the fall quarter. Summer-session transcripts must be submitted by September 15. Delays in receiving official transcripts will disadvantage students in the academic advising process and can affect enrollment in appropriate courses.
Students should make arrangements to take the SAT Reasoning Test with the College Board at http://www.collegeboard.com. For the ACT With Writing, students should contact the American College Testing Program at http://www.act.org. (Test fees should be paid to the testing services, not to the University.)
Freshmen applicants must also report ACT With Writing or SAT Reasoning test scores on their original UC Application, then request that the testing agency send an official score report to UC. Applicants can have their official score report sent to one UC campus, and all campuses they apply to will receive it. Ensure that all scores are sent to UC. UC will use the highest scores from a single administration.
To prevent confusion or unnecessary delay, it is important to use precisely the same form of the student's name on both the application for admission and the test materials.
The 2012-13 SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Tests schedule is available at http://www.collegeboard.com.
In 2012-13 the ACT With Writing Test is scheduled to be offered on the following dates: September 8, 2012; October 27, 2012; December 8, 2012; February 9, 2013 (no test centers are scheduled in New York for the February test date); April 13, 2013; and June 8, 2013. The ACT schedule is available at http://www.actstudent.org/regist/dates.html.
Detailed information, including confirmation of test dates, is available from the College Board, the American College Testing Program, and from most high school counseling offices.
NOTIFICATION OF ADMISSION
Most fall quarter freshmen applicants are notified of their status on a rolling basis between February 1 and March 31. Transfer applicants are usually notified by May 1. In some cases for transfer applicants, complete transcripts of course work and/or a mid-term progress report are required before a final decision can be made; such records will be requested by OARS. Note that these target dates apply only to those applicants who submitted their applications during the fall priority filing period (November 1-30). Those students who apply after the priority period will be notified as soon as possible after the other applicants.
Statement of Intent to Register
Students who wish to attend UCI must return a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). The SIR serves to notify UCI of the student's decision to accept or not accept its offer of admission. Before completing and returning their SIR, students who have applied to more than one campus are advised to take as much time as is appropriate in considering their response to each campus. However, it is essential that students allow enough time to meet the stipulated deadline. Once they have decided which UC campus to attend, students should submit their positive SIR and nonrefundable $100 deposit (if applicable) either electronically or by mail. (This deposit, known as the Undergraduate Acceptance of Admission Fee, is applied to the Student Services Fee when the student enrolls.)
Students must submit their SIR by the following deadline:
Freshmen entering fall 2013: May 1, 2013
Transfers entering fall 2013: June 1, 2013
Electronic Filing: Students are encouraged to return their SIR electronically by accessing the Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools Web site at http://www.admissions.uci.edu/ and link to MyAdmissionsApplication@UCI. Students submitting an SIR electronically are required to pay their $100 Acceptance of Admission Fee by credit card. Fee waivers are also available online.
Filing by Mail: Students who are unable to submit their SIR online may download and print an SIR from the OARS Web site. Students must return the printed SIR along with the $100 Acceptance of Admission Fee (if requested), made payable to UC Regents, to the Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools, 260 Aldrich Hall, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-1075. Students who are not able to either submit their SIR electronically or download an SIR from the OARS Web site should contact OARS at the address listed above and/or call (949) 824-6703.
Admission to UCI is not an assurance of receiving financial aid nor does it guarantee assignment to University housing. Separate applications are required of applicants desiring financial aid and/or University housing, and receipt of communications from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, the Housing Office, or any office other than the OARS does not imply that eligibility for admission has been established.
Student Records Access and Disclosure
At UCI, an "applicant" becomes a "student" at the time of submission of the SIR. Information regarding access to student records and disclosure of student record information (both public and confidential) may be found in the Appendix.