next steps for admitted students

Here are some of the steps students will need to take in the coming weeks and months to prepare for enrolling in Fall 2019. Visit for a comprehensive guide to these steps and more.

sir deadline extended to may 31 for fall 2019

UC Merced will continue to accept Statements of Intent to Register (SIRs) from first year students through May 31 for the Fall 2019 semester. Admitted students can visit the UC Merced portal at to submit their SIR and take advantage of the opportunity to join the Bobcat community this fall. The June 1 deadline for transfer students will remain the same.

In addition, we will continue to consider appeals for Fall 2019. Students can visit for more information.

If students have not already done so, they can add UC Merced’s financial aid code (041271) to their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application now.

How students can submit their SIR online

  1. Review the Conditions of Admission on the Admitted Student website at It is important to note that admission decisions are provisional based on the accuracy of the information students provide on their application.
  2. Visit the UC Merced student portal at
  3. Claim their UCMNetID and create a personal password.
  4. Select MyAdmissions to view their personal application status page and follow the instructions to submit their SIR and nonrefundable $250 deposit.


First year students:

May 31

Transfer students:

June 1

complete their statement of legal residence (slr)

If listed on their checklist at, students must complete the SLR form to ensure that tuition, fees and financial aid awards are calculated at the correct resident or nonresident rate. Many students overlook this requirement, but it is very important that they submit the form, since failure to do so will affect their financial aid package and result in nonresident fees being assessed to their account. This video will walk them through the process.


June 5

apply for housing

Starting in Fall 2019, all incoming first year undergraduate students will be required to live on campus for two academic years, unless they qualify for a residency exemption waiver. First year students can submit a housing preference form 24 hours after they submit their SIR at

All students can visit the On-Campus Housing FAQ for everything they need to know about living at UC Merced.


Transfer students:

June 5

First year students:

June 15

fulfill other requirements

By May 31: Take placement exams.

By June 1: Complete financial aid requirements.*

Confirm their major

By June 14: Register for New Student Orientation.

June 24-28: Register for courses.

By July 1: Arrange for all official transcripts to be postmarked to the Office of Admissions.

By July 15: Arrange for all test scores to be submitted to the Office of Admissions.

By Aug. 1: Submit their Student Health Insurance Waiver.*

By Aug. 28: Submit proof of immunization.

* If applicable

For a complete list of dates and deadlines, students should view their checklist at

where to send transcripts

University of California, Merced

Office of Admissions

5200 N. Lake Road

Merced, CA 95343-5603

List of electronic transcript providers

transfer day

During a day planned especially for admitted transfer students, we will offer a presentation on financial aid and student support services, and students can tour campus, speak with Financial Aid advisors and submit documentation such as transcripts.