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Dates & Deadlines for Admitted Students

Important Dates & Deadlines

    FALL 2021 SPRING 2022
Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) First year student submission deadline Extended May 17, 2021 Mid-November 2021
  Transfer submission deadline June 14, 2021 Mid-November 2021

Statement of Legal Residence (SLR)

*If this online questionnaire to verify California residency is listed in your checklist at, you must submit it.

First year student SLR deadline



May 5, 2021



Mid-November 2021

  Transfer student SLR deadline June 19, 2021 Mid-November 2021
Financial Aid Priority deadline to submit the Free Application for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) March 2, 2021 March 2, 2021
  Deadline to submit supporting documents requested by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships and to complete all requirements listed in your checklist at June 1, 2021 Dec. 1, 2021


Housing application opens

March 1, 2021 TBD
  Deadline for first year housing preference form or two-year residency exemption request June 1, 2021 TBD
  Transfer housing application deadline June 4, 2021 TBD
New Student Orientation Orientation registration opens April 19, 2021 TBD

Priority Orientation registration deadline

June 1, 2021

December 2021
  Complete online Pre-Orientation June 1, 2021 TBD
Placement Exams Math and chemistry placement exams completed by 4 pm. Check your UC Merced email for more information. June 1, 2021 by 4pm November 2021
Course Registration 

Your academic advisor will send information about placement exams to your UC Merced email address.

TBD November 2021
  Your academic advisor will email you recommended courses based on your intended major and placement exam scores. Mid-June December 2021

Online course registration for incoming transfer students.

Online course registration for incoming first year students.

Mid-June 2021

Mid-June 2021


Official transcripts due in the Office of Admissions

Postmarked or electronically
submitted by July 1, 2021



Official test scores due in the Office of Admissions

Received in the Office of Admissions by July 15, 2021 TBD
Health Insurance Waiver

Waiver application opens at

May 1, 2021 November 2021

Deadline to submit waiver

Aug. 1, 2021 Early January 2022

Late waiver deadline with $50 fee

Mid-August 2021 TBD

Reserve Textbooks

Online textbook reservation begins at the University Bookstore




Online textbook reservation closes.

Fee Payment Deadline

Tuition and housing fees must be paid at MyBill at

Mid-August 2021 TBD
Move-In Day

Move-in Day: Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021 through Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, 8am - 5pm - Students will be assigned specific move-in days and times via their UC Merced email by the first week of August 2021.

Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021 through Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, 8am - 5pm TBD
Proof of Immunization

All incoming students are required to complete a TB Risk Screening Questionnaire and provide proof of immunization and/or immunity to certain diseases prior to the first day of instruction. Visit the MyHealth section on the portal.

August 26, 2021 Mid January 2022
Instruction Begins   August 25, 2021 Jan. 18, 2022