UC Supplemental Applications

See below for a complete list of UC campuses and majors that require a supplemental application for admission (freshman and transfer applicants).

I also included majors that have a required or optional audition, interview, and/or portfolio that you need to submit AS PART OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS (majors that require audition or portfolio AFTER you have been admitted are NOT included). The list is comprehensive based on the information provided by the UCs here.

Remember, if a supplemental application is required for the major you selected, you must submit one by the deadline to be considered for admission to the major. Depending on the UC campus, not submitting a required supplemental application can mean an automatic rejection from that campus. If you did not or do not plan to submit a supplemental application before the deadline for a major that requires it, contact the UC campus to find out if you can change your major.


Berkeley

Business Administration (transfer applicants only): Username and Temporary PIN should arrive via email by early December; supplemental application should be accessible through MAP@Berkeley by early January and the deadline is usually January 31. NOT submitting a supplemental application will result in an automatic rejection. For information about the supplemental application and selection criteria, go here and scroll down to “Transfer.”

Global Management Program (freshman applicants only): Username and Temporary PIN should arrive via email a week after application submission for you to access the supplemental application through MAP@Berkeley (deadline is usually early January). Students not admitted to the GMP program will be considered for admission to Undeclared in the College of Letters and Science.

Management, Entrepreneurship, & Management (freshman applicants only): Username and Temporary PIN should arrive via email a week after application submission for you to access the supplemental application through MAP@Berkeley (deadline is usually mid-December). Students not admitted to the MET program will be considered for admission to Undeclared in the College of Engineering.


Irvine

Dance (freshman & transfer applicants): schedule required audition (via Zoom) through the Claire Trevor School of the Arts here by January 4, 2021.

Music (freshman & transfer applicants): submit the required audition video through the Claire Trevor School of the Arts here by January 15, 2021 (?) if you have selected Music as your first choice OR alternate major (the video submission page indicated the deadline as December 15, 2020, but the submission link is not working as of November 6, 2020).

Nursing Science: this major no longer requires a supplemental application.


UCLA

If you selected one of the following as your FIRST CHOICE MAJOR for freshman or transfer admission, you are required to submit a supplemental application. NOT submitting a supplemental application will result in an automatic rejection.

  • Architectural Studies
  • Art
  • Dance
  • Design | Media Arts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Film and Television
  • Music
  • Musicology (formerly Music History)
  • Nursing
  • Theater
  • World Arts and Cultures

Find information about the supplemental applications and deadlines for the programs above at Supplemental Application Procedures.


Riverside

Art (transfer applicants only): find portfolio requirements here (no clearly stated submission deadline).

Even though the UC Application shows Art as requiring a portfolio for freshman applicants, the Admission Portfolio Guidelines stated that “New incoming Freshmen do not require a portfolio submission.”


San Diego

Music (freshman & transfer applicants): get information about the OPTIONAL portfolio here.

Theatre & Dance (freshman & transfer applicants): get information about the OPTIONAL portfolio here.

Visual Arts (freshman & transfer applicants): get information about the OPTIONAL portfolio here.


Santa Barbara

If you applied to any major in the College of Creative Studies as your FIRST CHOICE MAJOR for freshman or transfer admission, you are required to submit a supplemental application. Even if you do NOT submit the supplemental application, you will still be considered for admission to the campus PROVIDED that you selected an alternate major in the College of Letters & Science. For information about the supplemental application and deadlines, see How to Apply to CCS.

Dance (freshman & transfer applicants): submit the required audition video through the Department of Theater and Dance here (look in the sidebar under “Dance Audition Dates for admittance to the major during the 2021-2022 Academic Year”) by January 22, 2021.

Music (BM for freshman & transfer applicants): schedule required audition through the Department of Music here (page not yet updated for Fall 2021 as of November 6, 2020).


Santa Cruz

Art (transfer applicants only): portfolio and required documents are due in the Art Department by April 1, 2021. Find the portfolio requirements and evaluation criteria here.


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