Freshman Applicants

☐ August 1: Begin your UC application


☐ October 1: Begin your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) OR California Dream Act Application (California residents only)


October 1 - November 30: Submit your UC application 


☐ March 2: Submit your FAFSA OR Cal Grant GPA Verification Form (California residents only)


☐ Mid-March: View your admission decision


☐ April: Attend UCSB's Open House or visit campus


☐ May 1: Submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR)


☐ Mid-May: Register for Orientation


☐ May 16: Submit your request for university housing by 4pm PT


☐ July 1: Submit official transcripts


☐ July 15: Submit official test scores (AP, IB, TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo). Submission of SAT and/or ACT exams may help with university course placement in some circumstances, but are optional to submit. SAT and ACT scores are not used in the Admission selection process.

Transfer Applicants

☐ August 1: Begin your UC application


☐ September 1-30: Submit your UCSB TAG application


☐ October 1: Begin your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) OR California Dream Act Application (California residents only)


October 1 - November 30: Submit your UC application 


☐ December 15 - January 31: Update your UC application with fall grades and spring coursework


☐ March 2: Submit your FAFSA OR Cal Grant GPA Verification Form (California residents only)


☐ April: Attend UCSB's Open House


Mid-April: View your admission decision


☐ May: Visit campus or attend Gaucho Transfer Friday!


☐ Mid-May: Register for Orientation


☐ June 1: Submit Statement of Intent to Register (SIR)


☐ June 3-15: Submit your request for university housing by 4pm PT


☐ July 1: Submit official transcripts


☐ July 15: Submit official test scores (AP, IB, TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo) and UC IGETC certification