If you want to apply to UCI, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is November 30 and the application fee costs $70. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
Students who apply for Fall should hear back from UCI by March 31.
University of California, Irvine does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
UCI is avery difficult school to get into. UCI evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, UCI **accepted 30% of students, around 29,301 of the 97,942 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like UCI, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT. In 2021, UCI waitlisted 18,621 students. Of those, 11081 eventually got off the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Very Important|
|Extracurricular Activities||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Not Considered|
|Volunteer Work||Very Important|
To apply, all applicants to UCI must submit the following items. Double check with UCI's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. UCI does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
UCI does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is November 30. Applicants should hear back by May 1.
Transfer students can enroll in UCI during the following terms: Fall Term
Can I defer my acceptance to UCI?
Students who are admitted to UCI must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does UCI accept transfer credits?
UCI accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does UCI accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
UCI accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to UCI?
UCI. is not test optional. Test scores are will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.
How hard is it to get into UCI? UCI is a very selective institution. The UCI acceptance rate is 30%. This means that the institution accepts 29 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UCI is Nov 30.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UCI is Nov 30.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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