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Dates & Deadlines

Applications for admission are available beginning in October of the year prior to the year in which you would enter UC Berkeley. The application filing period is November 1-30. All applications must be submitted by November 30.

UC Berkeley does not offer application for early admission or early decision.

Important Dates

Application available August 1
Apply for financial aid – FAFSA or CA Dream Act applications open October 1
Application filing period October 1-30
Application deadline November 30
Berkeley notifies applicants of receipt of application Early December
Online UC Transfer Application Update (TAU) deadline January 31 (priority)
UC Berkeley mandatory forms deadline January 31
FAFSA and CA Dream Act March 2
Freshman decisions posted End of March*
Transfer decisions posted End of April*
Freshman deadline to accept offer of admission May 1
Transfer deadline to accept offer of admission June 1

**Exact decision dates are given to current applicants in confirmation emails and on the student application portal (coming soon).

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