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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 2013 November 1-30, 2012
Winter 2014 July 1-31, 2013
Spring 2014 October 1-31, 2013

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 and the College of Engineering do not accept applications from senior-level applicants with 135 or more transferable units.