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Our Best Answer - How do I access the Applicant Portal?

The Applicant Portal can be accessed from the Office of Admissions website. For fall applicants, the portal typically opens in January. To access the portal:

  • Step 1: Create a UCSB Applicant Portal password using your Perm number (sent via email from the Office of Admissions) or your UC application ID number.
  • Step 2: Log in to the UCSB Applicant Portal to verify and update your personal information. You can also review dates and deadlines and view test score information.

For instructions on accessing the portal, please watch the portal tutorial webinar included in your Application Confirmation email from Admissions.

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