Dates and Deadlines

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

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

Important dates

Application available August 1
Application filing period October 1-30
Application deadline November 30
Apply for financial aid – FAFSA or CA Dream Act applications open December 1
Berkeley notifies applicants of receipt of application By Early December
Online UC Transfer Application Update (TAU) deadline January 31 (priority)
UC Berkeley mandatory forms deadline January 31
FAFSA and CA Dream Act deadline April 2
First-year decisions posted End of March*
Transfer decisions posted End of April*
First-year deadline to accept offer of admission May 15
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.

Learn more

Academic calendar

Application FAQs