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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth La Porte

UC Merced, UC Riverside and UC Santa Cruz

December 8, 2020 Dear students and parents, Good news - again! UC Merced, UC Riverside and UC Santa Cruz will accept both freshman and transfer applications in all majors until 11:59 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

We can help! If you'd like support in completing the application to any of these three UC's, feel free to reach out to La Porte Education Advising. The UC website has resources on admission requirements, how to create an application, and information on Financial Aid including the Blue and Gold Opportunity program and the Middle Class Scholarship program. UC will waive application fees for up to four campuses for qualifying students. The online fee waiver is within the UC admission application and uses the applicant’s family size and income to determine eligibility. During the payment process, the system will apply the approved fee waiver.

Join a virtual event where students can get their questions about applying and navigating the application process answered LIVE by UC admissions staff. Dates: December 9th, 10th and 14th Time: 6 — 8 p.m. Who: Students applying to UC Merced, UC Riverside and UC Santa Cruz Register for December 9 Register for December 10 Register for December 14 For registration questions, please contact Jennifer Christiansen at or for Admissions contact

After submission, applicants can log in to their application to pay any remaining fees due, to view and print a PDF of their application, and to make updates to certain information such as their personal information. The other sections — Academic History, Personal Insight Questions, Scholarships, and Activities and Awards — cannot be modified once the application has been submitted. Campus instructions for reporting changes are linked below. Berkeley will not accept post-submission updates. Any updates that are sent will not be considered in the application reading process. Davis Irvine Merced - Log in to myUCMerced account, then click on “myCourseUpdate” link UCLA Riverside San Diego - Updates accepted starting in mid-December. Please wait until you receive your Applicant Portal login instructions. Santa Barbara will not accept post-submission updates. Any updates that are sent will not be considered in the application reading process. Santa Cruz

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Liz La Porte is a former credentialed high school English teacher. She grew up in Lafayette and attended Acalanes High School, Swarthmore College and UC Berkeley.

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