Three UCs Open for Winter/Spring 2021 (Freshman & Transfer)

Update: I already received several confused inquiries from rising high school seniors about whether they should start their UC Application; the answer is no, the current application cycle is for Winter/Spring 2021 and only open for the three UCs listed below.

Merced is open for freshman, sophomore transfer, and junior transfer applicants for Spring 2021. Riverside is open for sophomore transfer and junior transfer applicants for Winter 2021. Santa Cruz is open for junior transfer applicants for Winter 2021. All other UC campuses are closed for winter quarter/spring semester. The UC Application is open now and the deadline is July 31, 2020.

Not all majors are open for winter quarter/spring semester at Merced, Riverside, and Santa Cruz. You can find which majors are open for the three campuses on the Check majors page. You can also just start the application for winter quarter/spring semester and pick the campuses you want, then look in the “Campuses & majors” section, under “Choose majors” to see which majors are open for the campuses you selected.

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July 18, 2020 at 8:01 am

Can I apply to UCSC as a transfer for winter 2021 if I am taking my second English composition course right now during the summer session at my local junior college? The UCSC website is not clear.

Ms. Sunreply
July 18, 2020 at 11:54 am
– In reply to: Kim

Yeah, Winter/Spring admission is a bit convoluted. I think you should be fine; I would just suggest that you send an update (maybe through your applicant portal) once you receive your final course grade.

July 19, 2020 at 12:06 pm

Are USC transfer applications open in for fall 2021? When I search USC on the Common Application website there are no results shown. Thank you

Ms. Sunreply
July 19, 2020 at 12:13 pm
– In reply to: Josh

Common App will open for Fall 2021 on August 1.

August 3, 2020 at 3:10 pm

When do they (UC system) start making decisions for winter 2021?

Ms. Sunreply
August 3, 2020 at 7:51 pm
– In reply to: Andrea

I’m guessing by the end of September.

September 25, 2020 at 11:38 pm

Hi, I am planing to transfer to UC on SPRING 2021 but when I select Junior level or any other level of transfer, the app does not allow me to select any UC campus….help…

Ms. Sunreply
September 26, 2020 at 11:59 am
– In reply to: James

You missed the application deadline (normally end of July although couple campuses extended it into August).

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