Your Admission to UCM

Now that you have been admitted to UC Merced, it is imperative that you adhere to all the following in order to maintain your admission:

Conditions of Admission

Offers of admission are provisional until the campus receives your final official transcript and verifies successful completion of ALL coursework required for UC eligibility. UC Merced provides newly admitted students with conditions for admissions that must be satisfied prior to enrollment at the University.

Although UC Merced maintains the right to withdraw an offer of admission if any of the below conditions are not met, make the Office of Admissions aware of any changes, the Office of Admissions might be able to suggest alternatives in the event your admission appears jeopardized. Inform the UC Merced Office of Admissions of any changes by posting them to “myCourseUpdate” in your student portal at my.ucmerced.edu.

Conditions of Admissions for Freshman Applicants are (Conditions of Admission are posted on your student portal):

·       Maintain eligibility. Complete all courses you indicated as “in progress” or “planned” with grades of C or better. If you receive a D, F, W, NP or NC grade, you must notify the Office of Admissions immediately by completing the “myCourseUpdate” form in your student portal.

·       Notify the Office of Admissions immediately by email of any changes in the planned coursework indicated on your application (specifically, adding or withdrawing from any courses or enrolling in a college other than previously indicated). Please note: We strongly discourage you from changing your schedule.

·       Notify the Office of Admissions immediately if you earned a grade below C in any of your senior year courses by posting them to “myCourseUpdate” in your student portal. One D or F grade in your senior year may cause you to be ineligible for the University of California, and you are obligated to report this grade to UC Merced immediately.

·       Ensure that the Office of Admissions receives official standardized test results from the ACT with Writing or SAT Reasoning Test by July 15, 2017.

·       If listed on your my.ucmerced.edu portal, ensure that official results of Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exams are received by the Office of Admissions by July 15, 2017.

·       Ensure that the Office of Admissions receives final official transcripts from high school and all higher-education institutions attended by July 1, 2017. Final official transcripts must show grades received for fall term. If you or your college(s) cannot comply with these conditions, you must notify the Office of Admissions in advance, by email (admissions@ucmerced.edu) or telephone (209-228-7178).

Please note: If you enroll in a college summer session, the session must end before UC Merced’s first day of the fall 2017 semester, August 19, 2017.

Conditions of Admissions for Transfer Applicants are (Conditions of Admission are posted on your student portal):

·       Maintain eligibility. Complete all courses you indicated as “in progress” or “planned” with grades of C or better. If you receive a D, F, W, NP or NC grade, you must notify the Office of Admissions immediately by completing the “myCourseUpdate” form in your student portal.

·       Be in good standing (minimum 2.0 grade-point average) at your last institution and in your last term, including summer session.

·       Notify the Office of Admissions immediately by email of any changes in the planned coursework indicated on your application (specifically, adding or withdrawing from any courses or enrolling in a college other than previously indicated). Please note: We strongly discourage you from changing your schedule.

·       Ensure that the Office of Admissions receives official transcripts from all higher-education institutions attended by July 1, 2017. If you or your college(s) cannot comply with these conditions, you must notify the Office of Admissions in advance, by email or telephone.

·       Your fall term must end prior to the end of December, and you must not be enrolled in a winter intersession at any other college or university.

Please note: To have any potential transferable credit reviewed for course placement, unit credit or subject credit, all official documents, including AP or IB exams scores and/or official college transcripts, must be received in the Office of Admissions by July 1, 2017

If you are unable to satisfy any of the above conditions, self-report in “myCourseUpdate” at my.ucmerced.edu.

Review of Admission Decisions

Our campus reviews each applicant's record thoroughly, and admission decisions are rarely reversed. However, students who are not admitted may request a review of the decision if they believe there was an error in the evaluation or can provide new and compelling information not included in the initial application. UC Merced has specific procedures to handle such appeals. Contact the campus admissions office for information at admissions@ucmerced.edu.

Acceptance of Admission

Now that you have been offered admission, the Office of Admission will issue you a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) form or direct you to a website where you can declare your intent to register. Use this form or website to indicate whether you accept or decline the admission offer.

You are strongly encouraged to wait until you hear from each campus you have applied to before you submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). Students who are admitted as fall-term freshmen must submit the SIR by May 1, 2017. Students who are admitted as fall-term transfer students must submit the SIR by June 1, 2017.

You may accept admission to one campus only. You may not transfer your acceptance from one campus to another after you submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). A $250 nonrefundable deposit must accompany your acceptance.

Check your student portal daily at my.ucmerced.edu for updates, requests, and upcoming deadlines on your “To Do List” for the Office of Admissions, Office of Financial Aid, and the Office of the Registrar. 

To further assist you as you navigate the post-admission process download the "2017 Checklist for Undocumented Students Admitted to UC Merced" , review the video "Resources for AB 540 Students", and review the “Admitted Students” web site.