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 based on information provided in the Quick Reference Guide to UC Admissions.

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. Learn more about supplemental application and selection criteria here (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. Learn more about supplemental application and selection criteria here.

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 (deadlines vary). Students not admitted to the MET program will be considered for admission to the corresponding engineering major in the College of Engineering. Learn more about supplemental application and selection criteria here.


Irvine

Art (freshman & transfer applicants): expect to receive instructions on how to submit a portfolio after UC Application submission (deadline is usually early January). Learn more about the portfolio requirements here.

Dance (freshman & transfer applicants): schedule required audition through the Claire Trevor School of the Arts here (registration deadline is usually early January).

Music (freshman & transfer applicants): submit the required audition video through the Claire Trevor School of the Arts here (deadline is usually mid-December) if you have selected Music as your first choice OR alternate major.


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
  • Global Jazz Studies
  • Music Composition
  • Music Education
  • Music History and Industry
  • Music Performance
  • Musicology
  • Nursing
  • Theater
  • World Arts and Cultures

Find information about the supplemental applications and deadlines for these programs here.


Merced

SJV PRIME+ (freshman applicants only): Learn more about the supplemental application requirements here (deadline is usually mid-December).


Riverside

Art (transfer applicants only): Learn more about the portfolio requirements here (deadline is usually late February).


San Diego

Music (freshman & transfer applicants): Learn more about the OPTIONAL portfolio here (deadline is usually early December).

Theatre & Dance (freshman & transfer applicants): Learn more about the OPTIONAL portfolio here (deadline is usually early December).

Visual Arts (freshman & transfer applicants): Learn more about the OPTIONAL portfolio here (deadline is usually early December).


Santa Barbara

If you applied to any major in the College of Creative Studies 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 one of your majors from the College of Letters & Science. Learn more about the supplemental application here (deadline is usually late December).

Dance (freshman & transfer applicants): schedule the required in-person audition or submit a video audition through the Department of Theater and Dance here; video audition submission deadline is usually early January.

Music (BM for freshman & transfer applicants): schedule the required in-person audition or submit a prerecorded audition through the Department of Music here (deadline is usually early January).


Santa Cruz

Art (transfer applicants only): Learn more about the portfolio requirements here (deadline is usually early April).


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