Dates and Deadlines

The table below contains important dates and deadlines to help guide you in the process of applying to UC Santa Barbara and, once admitted, preparing for college life. For a general timeline of how to prepare for the college admission process in high school or at your community college, visit our Applying page.

 Deadline  Freshman or Transfer  Step to Enrollment
August 1 Freshman/Transfer Create a UC application
September 1-30
Transfer
Submit TAG application
November 1-30
Freshman/Transfer
Submit UC application
December Freshman Last month to complete SAT or ACT exams
January 1
Freshman/Transfer
Access the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
January 15-30 Transfer
Update UC application with fall grades/spring coursework
March 2
Freshman/Transfer
Submit FAFSA
March 2
Freshman/Transfer
Submit Cal Grant GPA Verification Form (California residents only)
Mid-March - March 30
Freshman View admission notification
Mid-March - May 1
Transfer View admission notification
April Freshman/Transfer Attend UCSB Spring Insight Open House
May 1
Freshman Submit Statement of Intent to Register (SIR)
May Transfer Attend a Gaucho Transfer Friday or Gaucho Online Thursday event
Mid-May Freshman/Transfer Register for orientation
June 1
Transfer Submit Statement of Intent to Register (SIR)
June 1
Freshman Submit housing contract
June 10
Transfer Submit housing contract
July 1
Freshman/Transfer Submit transcripts
July 15
Freshman/Transfer Submit official test scores (AP, IB, SAT, ACT, TOEFL and subject exams)
 Year round  Freshman/Transfer
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