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Application Deadline

Undergraduate Students

The UC application opens each year on August 1 and can be submitted online from November 1-30. Visit the University of California Admissions website for more information on how to apply.

As a rule, UC Santa Barbara accepts applications from first-time freshmen and junior-level transfers only. Usually, UCSB only accepts applications in the fall quarter and is closed for winter and spring admission. 


Graduate Students

The application deadline for graduate students varies by department. To determine the deadline for your department of interest, visit Graduate Programs at UCSB. You are strongly advised to submit your online application and all required supporting materials well in advance of the official deadline.

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