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UC Campuses Open For Winter/Spring Terms

UC Campuses Open for Winter/Spring Terms

The University of California has opened up three UC campuses for students ready to transfer in winter quarter or spring semester.

Application deadlines

UC Merced, UC Riverside and UC Santa Cruz will be accepting transfer applications for Winter quarter/Spring semester 2021. The application filing period is July 1-31.  The transfer application can be found here.


UC Merced and UC Riverside are also accepting submissions for TAG (the transfer guarantee program) for Winter quarter/Spring semester 2021. The TAG form is open now.  The TAG application filing period is May 1-31.The TAG application can be found here.


UC Merced is also accepting freshman applications for Spring 2021 semester. The application filing period is July 1-31. The freshman application is here.

Check your major

In all instances, students need to ensure their major is accepting winter quarter/spring semester applicants because simply because a campus is open for submissions does not mean your chosen major is accepting applications.

Transfer opportunities as a sophomore

UC Merced may consider lower-division transfers in certain majors. These general rules apply:

  • Enrollment at a college after high school graduation and fewer than 60 semester (90 quarter) UC-transferable units completed prior to enrollment at UC Merced.
  • Met requirements for the University of California upon high school graduation (Required GPA, examinations and all “a-g” courses)
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in all transferable coursework (2.8 Nonresidents). Some more selective majors require a higher GPA.

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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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