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Admission Notification Dates For UC Transfer Applicants 2020

Admission Notification Dates for UC Transfer Applicants 2020

Here’s the round-up of transfer notifications by UC for applicants applying for Fall 2020.

As usual, I have included previous years in order to provide an historical perspective.  Bookmark this page as I will continue to update as I receive new information.


UC Berkeley

2020:  Friday, April 17th (Haas interview requests March 15)

2019:  Friday, April 19, 3p (Haas interview requests: March 22)
2018:  Friday, April 27, 3p  — Haas interview requests started March 22 (3 waves)
2017:  Friday, April 28, 3:30p
2016:  Friday, April 29, 3:30p
2015:  Friday, April 24, 4:40p

UCB portal


UC Davis

2020: mid-April;  (Regents finalist notifications, mid-February)

2019:  TAG notifications Nov 15 Fri, April 19, 3p
2018:  Friday, April 27, 3p
2017:  April 21, starting at 3p
2016: Friday, April 22, 2p
2015:  Friday, April 17 (Regents announcement came with the acceptance notices.)

UCD portal


UC Irvine

2020: early April for Honors applicants and TAG; mid-April for all others

2019:  Tues, April 2;  April 12 – w/ Regents, (then rolling through late April)
2018:  TAG admittances, March 21 (excruciatingly slow roll started April 6)
2017: April 19 at 3p; big drop April 21. (TAG/Honors-to-Honors got accepted  March 14)
2016: Started Thursday, April 14, with a huge drop on Friday, April 22. (Regents notices/acceptances first week of March)
2015:  Friday, April 24-30, with Regents notices/acceptances on April 4.

UCI portal


UCLA

2020: late April (Regents Scholarship invites, Feb 25)

2019:  Wed, April 24, 5p Art, Design + Media Open House invite: Thurs, March 28
2018:  Wed, April 25, 5:10p
2017: Wed, April 26, 5p
2016: Friday, April 22, 5p
2015: Friday, April 17

UCLA portal


UC Merced

2020: mid-March (rolling thereafter)

2019:  Wed, March 20 (small roll-out)
2018:  Tues, March 20, possibly started earlier (rolling)
2017:  started in April (rolling)
2016: started for a few Friday, March 4 (rolling)
Count Me In Program: Competitive applicants not accepted to the other UCs to which they applied are usually offered space at Merced.  

UCM portal


UC Riverside

2020:  Tues, March 10 (rolling thereafter)

2019:  Wed, March 6 (rolling thereafter)
2018: Mon, March 5 (rolling)
2017:  March 14 – May 4 (rolling)
2016: started on Tuesday, March 1 – April (rolling)

UCR portal


UC San Diego

2020: late April

2019:  Fri, April 26, 4p
2018:  Thurs, April 26, 5:40p
2017:  small drop March 10; Main drop: April 21 and April 24
2016: Friday, March 11 early drop, then a long dead space (which is usually how UCSD operates). Main drop on Friday, April 22
2015: Same as above, an early drop, then silence, with main announcement around Friday, April 17

UCSD portal


UC Santa Barbara

2020: Wed, April 22

2019:  Tues, March 19, 2p (first roll-out); then April 1, 15, and 30
2018:  Mon, March 19, April 1, April 16 (rolling April 17-May 1); TAG interspersed
2017:  March 21, 2p (rolling)
2016: Friday, March 22 at 2p through April (rolling)
2015:  Monday, March 16 -April 30 (very slow roll-out)

UCSB portal


UC Santa Cruz

2020:  Tues, March 17 at midnight (rolling thereafter) 

2019: Sunday, March 17, midnight (first roll-out); into May
2018: Tues, March 13 (rolling)
2017:  March 17 –  April 30 (rolling); some heard May 1
2016: Thursday, March 17 through April (rolling); although some didn’t hear until early May

UCSC portal


The UCs do not always send an email notification (in fact, more often than not they don’t). So be sure to check your portal.

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Lindy King

Lindy is an independent UC admissions consultant, who works with both transfers and freshmen. She also has just completed her first novel, a supernatural thriller set in San Francisco.

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