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Dates & Deadlines for Admitted Students

Important Dates & Deadlines

    FALL 2019 SPRING 2020
Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) First year student submission deadline May 31, 2019 TBD
  Transfer submission deadline June 30, 2019 TBD

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 1, 2019



Nov. 5, 2019

  Transfer student SLR deadline June 5, 2019 Nov. 5, 2019
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, 2019 March 2, 2019
  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, 2019 Dec. 1, 2019


Housing application opens

March 11, 2019 TBD
  Deadline for first year housing preference form or two-year residency exemption request June 15, 2019 -
  Transfer housing application deadline July 5, 2019 -
New Student Orientation Orientation registration opens April 11, 2019 TBD
  Priority Orientation registration deadline June 14, 2019 -
  Complete online Pre-Orientation Two weeks prior to your Orientation -
Placement Exams Must be completed by 4 p.m. Check your UC Merced email for more information. EXTENDED June 3, 2019 Nov. 15, 2019
Course Registration 

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

Before May 31, 2019 TBD
  Your academic advisor will email you recommended courses based on your intended major and placement exam scores. June 20-21, 2019 -

Online class registration for incoming first year and transfer students

June 24-28, 2019 -

Official transcripts due in the Office of Admissions

Postmarked or electronically
submitted by July 1, 2019

Received in the Office of Admissions
by Jan. 6, 2020


Official test scores due in the Office of Admissions

Received in the Office of Admissions by July 15, 2019 Received in the Office of Admissions
by Jan. 6, 2020
Health Insurance Waiver

Waiver application opens at

May 1, 2019 Nov. 12, 2019

Deadline to submit waiver

Aug. 1, 2019 Jan. 8, 2020

Late waiver deadline with $50 fee

Aug. 9, 2019 Jan. 16, 2020

Reserve Textbooks

Online textbook reservation begins at

June 24, 2019

Dec. 2, 2019


Online textbook reservation closes.

Aug. 16, 2019 Jan. 10, 2020
Fee Payment Deadline

Tuition and housing fees must be paid at MyBill at

Aug. 21, 2019 Jan. 15, 2020
Move-In Day

Students will receive an email with their assigned move-in time.

Aug. 24-25, 2019 Jan. 19, 2020
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.

Aug. 28, 2019 Jan. 21, 2020
Instruction Begins   Aug. 28, 2019 Jan. 21, 2020