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Information for counselors of prospective students

UC Davis understands how important counselors are in helping students prepare for and choose the college that best suits their needs. We encourage you to sign up for periodic campus updates to help you stay abreast of new majors, deadlines and opportunities for your students.

Applying to UC Davis

Applicants for fall admission can start working on the UC application as early as August 1, and must submit the application November 1-30. Your students can apply to as many UC campuses as you like with just one application.

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Freshman Tips

Get tips, techniques and helpful advice for filling out the UC application for freshman admission.

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Transfer Tips

Best practices for completing the UC application for transfer admission.

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Personal Insight Questions

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COVID-19 Campus Safety

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UC Davis is a leading institution fighting COVID-19 and other pandemics, and undergraduates are involved in our learning and research. See how our expertise has kept our whole community safe, earning national recognition for a partnership with the City of Davis, our college town.

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Academic News

  • The University of California Board of Regents unanimously approved suspension of the standardized test requirement (ACT/SAT) for all California freshman applicants until fall 2024.
  • UC Davis will debut its new interdisciplinary data science major in fall 2022, providing a career pathway for undergraduates who plan to become leaders in this cutting-edge field. A collaborative effort between the College of Letters and Science and the College of Engineering, the data science major will prepare students to collect, manage and analyze data, to consider the ethical and societal impacts of data science, and to communicate their discoveries effectively.
  • The College of Biological Sciences offers a new major in Human Biology beginning in fall 2021. The major equips students with  fundamental knowledge needed for a broad range of careers, including those in the areas of healthcare, biotechnology, public health, public policy, and education, and for advanced study in health-related disciplines, such as medicine, dentistry, nursing, physical therapy, and pharmacy. The Human Biology major is currently only open to continuing students through a lottery that is run in Spring quarter. The next lottery will be run in Spring 2022.A lottery for incoming transfer students will happen in Fall 2021. All incoming CBS transfer students will be eligible.