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Dates & Deadlines for Admitted Students

Important Dates & Deadlines

    FALL 2024 SPRING 2024
Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) First year student submission deadline May 1, 2024

November 1, 2023

SIR Extension: November 15, 2023

  Transfer submission deadline June 1, 2024

November 1, 2023

SIR Extension: November 15, 2023

Statement of Legal Residence (SLR)*

First year student SLR deadline

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


Extended Deadline – If required to complete the SLR – Submit NOW.  Go to your Connect Checklist to submit it now.
  Transfer student SLR deadline   Extended Deadline – If required to complete the SLR – Submit NOW.  Go to your Connect Checklist to submit it now.
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, 2024 March 2, 2023
  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, 2024 December 1, 2023
Housing Housing application opens TBD October 17, 2023
  Priority deadline to submit housing application TBD December 5, 2023
New Student Orientation

Orientation registration opens

TBD November 14, 2023

Priority Orientation registration deadline


January 2, 2024

New Student Orientation: In-Person


*The Parent and Guest Orientation program for the July 9th and July 19th Orientation sessions will be delivered fully in Spanish. All materials and presentations will be in Spanish. If you prefer to attend an English presentation for the Parent and Guest Orientation program please attend a different orientation session with your student. The student orientation sessions on these two dates will be delivered in English.



More information, check the orientation website

First Year Students:


Transfer Students:


January 12, 2024
Placement Exams Math and chemistry placement exams. Check your UC Merced email for more information. TBD

Opens: October 9, 2023

Deadline: November 17, 2023 

Course Registration 

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

  Your academic advisor will email you recommended courses based on your intended major and placement exam scores. TBD TBD

Online course registration for incoming transfer students.

Online course registration for incoming first year students.




December 13, 2023

Official transcripts due in the Office of Admissions

July 1, 2024

January 10, 2024


Official test scores due in the Office of Admissions

July 15, 2024 January 10, 2024
Textbooks - Bookstore 

Purchase your textbooks online.

Rent your textbooks - check their website or contact them via email

Health Insurance Waiver

Waiver application opens at

May 1, 2024 November 12, 2023

Deadline to submit waiver

August 1, 2024 at 11:59 pm January 8, 2024 at 11:59 pm 
Fee Payment Deadline

Tuition and housing fees must be paid at MyBill at

Deferred Payment Plan Information, click here.



Spring 2024 DPP Payments:
#1 - January 10, 2024
#2 - February 20, 2024
#3 - March 20, 2024
#4 - April 22, 2024

Move-In Day

Move-in Day:

Spring 2023 Housing Site

Fall 2024 - Mid-August

Students will be assigned a specific move-in day and time via their UC Merced email by the first week of August.

January 11, 2023
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 23, 2024 January 16, 2024
Instruction Begins   TBD January 16, 2024