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Applying for Admission

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The first step in applying for admission to UCSB is to submit a University of California undergraduate application. Students should apply online and the Application for Undergraduate Admission is available at UC’s Web site at www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply.

When to apply for admission. To ensure admission consideration, students should file their application during the appropriate filing period.

Quarter Filing Period
Fall 2012 November 1-30, 2011
Winter 2013 July 1-31, 2012
Spring 2013 October 1-31, 2012

UCSB is not usually open to applications for the winter and spring quarters. Students should visit the UCSB web site at www.admissions.ucsb.edu to learn about the winter and spring quarter filing status. UCSB will accept applications after the filing periods have ended only if the number of applications received to date and the number of enrollment spaces allow.

Application restrictions. UCSB accepts applications from international students for fall quarter only. The College of Letters and Science does not accept applications from senior-level applicants with 135 or more transferable units.

The following majors accept applications for fall quarter only:

College of Letters and Science
 Computer Science (B.A.)

College of Engineering
 Chemical Engineering
 Computer Engineering
 Computer Science (B.S.)
 Electrical Engineering
 Mechanical Engineering