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Freshman Admission

Get on the path to becoming
a first-year student

Are you ready to join one of the best public university systems in the world? Let’s get started. We understand that applying can be both exciting and intimidating. But know that you don’t need to be perfect. In your application, we’re looking for you to be yourself.

Before You Apply

How to Apply

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Important Dates and Deadlines

August 1
Applicants for fall 2021 may start working on the UC?application as early as August?1.

October 1–March 2
Apply for financial aid at or

November 1–30
The application filing period for fall 2021 admission to UC?Davis opens?November?1?and closes at 11:59 p.m. on?November?30,?2020.

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