How to Apply

UCSB Undergraduate Application Process

All incoming undergraduate students follow the application process as outlined by the UCSB Student Affairs Office of Admissions. Find complete information about the admissions timeline and how to apply at:


The University of California online application system is available each year on August 1 and students will be able to submit their applications from November 1 - 30. This timeline applies to all UCSB undergraduates.

  • August 1: University of California online application system is open to allow future students to begin the process.
  • October 1: Future students can submit their applications during the October 1 to November 30 through window.
  • November 30: Deadline to submit applications for admission to University of California.
  • May 1, the following year: Deadline to submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR).

Tuition and Financial Aid

Complete financial aid information is available through the UCSB Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.