• University of California Admissions Requirements

    The University of California's nine undergraduate campuses utilize a common application. (UC San Francisco is for graduate students only.)


    Applications can be submitted between November 1 and November 30 each year (no exceptions), but students can begin working on their application as early as August.  A student can apply for as many campuses as they like with this one application (a charge applies for each campus, however).  Personal statements are required, but letters of recommendation not.  In some situations, UC Berkeley has asked for selected students to provide a letter after the application process is completed.  Campuses will not otherwise accept letters of recommendation.  

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  • Click here for the minimum admissions requirements to the UC campuses.  Please note: These campuses are highly competitive schools. Students are unlikely to be admitted with the minimum requirements.  The most desired schools consistently average over a 4.0 GPA with SAT scores over 1300 for freshman acceptance.   In general, students should be in the top 9% of their graduating class, involved in their community and school, and take rigorous courses throughout high school including their senior year.  Your counselor can help you map out a Four-Year Plan to be prepare for UC Admissions. The following is a link to the average Profile for each UC of admitted Freshmen for 2018: Fall 2018 UC Profile

    Click here for SAT and ACT links.

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