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Applying to UC Santa Barbara

Undergraduate Students

Students can submit an undergraduate application online. The filing period for fall admission is November 1-30 of the previous year. UCSB typically accepts application for the fall term only (the winter term is generally closed).

Note: Letters of recommendation and transcripts are not required at the time of application. Official transcripts will be requested only from admitted students.

For more information, visit the How to Apply page.


Graduate Students

To apply as a graduate student, fill out our online application form.

Before starting your application, it is highly recommended that you review all graduate admission and application requirements for your chosen program of study. It is your responsibility to ensure all items are completed and submitted within the posted deadlines.

For complete information on our application and admissions process, see our Graduate Admissions page.

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