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Guiding Your Students to Success at UCR

You're invested in your students' futures. You want them to excel in college, succeed in their careers, and make a difference in the world. So does UC Riverside. Read on to learn how we can work together to guide your bold and brilliant students on their path to UCR.

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For High School Counselors

By July 1: Submit official final high school and college transcripts.

We accept official transcripts electronically (preferred) from the following vendors: Credentials Solutions/eSCRIP-SAFE, eTranscript CA, JST DoD Military Transcripts, National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment Exchange, SCOIR, Scribe On-Line, Slate.org, SPEEDE, or by mail:

UC Riverside Undergraduate Admissions
900 University Ave.
3106 Student Services Building
Riverside, CA 92521-0119

UCR welcomes incoming first-year students each fall. The fall admission application opens on Aug. 1, and the application filing period is Oct. 1-Nov. 30.

Admission to UCR is selective. To be eligible for admission, California high school students are required to fulfill the "a–g" requirements with a minimum 3.0 GPA, though are encouraged to strive for a higher GPA. Out-of-state high school students need to complete these courses with a minimum 3.4 GPA. 

UCR will not consider SAT or ACT test scores when making admission decisions or awarding scholarships. If students choose to submit test scores as part of their application, test scores may be used as an alternative method of fulfilling minimum requirements for eligibility or for course placement after students enroll. Details regarding UC’s testing policy can be found online.


Paying for College

Your students can afford a UCR degree! The cost of attending UCR is extremely competitive compared with other University of California campuses and private schools. Living in Riverside is also considerably less expensive than living in nearby Los Angeles, Orange County, or San Diego.

Learn the cost of a UCR degree.

Grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study are offered to qualified students to help cover the cost of a UCR education.

 

85%

of UCR undergraduate students who applied for aid were awarded aid.

97%

of undergraduate students who were awarded aid received need-based scholarships and/or grants.

(Financial Aid Office, 2023–24)
 

To qualify for financial aid, your students need to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year by March 2. If your students are undocumented California residents, they should complete the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) each year by March 2 to qualify for state and private aid. Your campus also needs to submit the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form for all eligible California high school students by the March 2 deadline each year to qualify for the Cal Grant.

 

UCR Financial Aid Applications School Codes

FAFSA: 001316
California Dream Act Application: 001316

 

Explore UCR

You and your students are welcome to visit UCR throughout the year at one of our special events or by scheduling a group tour. Meet current students, attend information sessions, and spend time on our beautiful campus! Virtual tours and The College Tour video series are also available.

Our admission counselors visit schools and college fairs around the country throughout the year to answer questions about applying to and attending UCR. Find out when our counselors will be at an event near you!


Connect With Us

UCR admission counselors are here to answer any admission questions you and your students may have. Contact your admission counselor today!

Sign up for our Counselor Newsletter to get news and updates from UCR. Check out the latest issue here

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For Community College Counselors

UCR welcomes incoming transfer students each fall and winter. The winter admission application opens on July 1, and the application filing period is July 1–31. The fall admission application opens on Aug. 1, and the application filing period is Oct. 1–Nov. 30.

As a top-ranking university, UCR sets high admission standards. Incoming transfer students are selected based on a wide range of criteria, including academic performance and the potential for success as an undergraduate.

 

California Community College students can use their coursework and grades to guarantee their entry to UCR with the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)! Here's how:
1.

Create a Transfer Admission Planner (TAP). TAP is an online tool where your students can track and plan the community college coursework they need to complete to be admitted to UCR. It's also their TAG application! Encourage your students to build their TAP today!

2.

Satisfy the TAG Requirements. To qualify for TAG, your students need to complete a minimum of 30 UC-transferrable units in community college. Those units include first and second semesters of English composition, and the minimum math required by their major. Each major also has GPA requirements, which are outlined on our Transfer Admissions page.

3.

Submit the TAG Application. UCR offers fall and winter quarter admission to transfer students. Before applying for admission, your students need to log in to their TAP to complete the UCR TAG application within the filing period for their chosen quarter: May 1–31 for winter admission; Sept. 1–30 for fall admission.

4.

Complete the TAG Contract. Your students will get ready to transfer to UCR by taking the classes necessary to complete a total of 60 UC-transferrable units in community college. This will include any prep courses specified by their major. They also have to satisfy their GPA requirements!

5.

Apply to UCR. All that's left for your student to do is to submit their UCR application within the filing period for their chosen quarter: July 1–31 for winter admission; Oct. 1–Nov. 30 for fall admission. Visit go.ucr.edu/apply when it's time to apply.

Learn more about TAG requirements and deadlines.

 


Paying for College

Your students can afford a UCR degree! The cost of attending UCR is extremely competitive compared with other University of California campuses and private schools. Living in Riverside is also considerably less expensive than living in nearby Los Angeles, Orange County or San Diego.

Learn the cost of a UCR degree. 

Grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study are offered to qualified students to help cover the cost of a UCR education. 

 

85%

of UCR undergraduate students who applied for aid were awarded aid.

97%

of undergraduate students who were awarded aid received need-based scholarships and/or grants.

(Financial Aid Office, 2022–23)
 

To qualify for financial aid, your students need to complete their Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) each year by March 2. If your students are undocumented California residents, they should complete the or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) each year by March 2 to qualify for state and private aid. Your campus also needs to submit the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form for all eligible California Community College students by the March 2 deadline each year to qualify for the Cal Grant.

 

UCR Financial Aid Applications School Codes

FAFSA: 001316
California Dream Act Application: 001316

 

Explore UCR

You and your students are welcome to visit UCR throughout the year at one of our special events or by scheduling a group tour. Meet current students, attend informational sessions, and spend time on our beautiful campus! Virtual tours and The College Tour video series are also available.

Our admission counselors visit schools and college fairs around the country throughout the year to answer questions about applying to and attending UCR. Find out when our counselors will be at an event near you!


Connect with Us

UCR admission counselors are here to answer any admission questions you and your students may have. Contact your admission counselor today!

Sign up for our Counselor Newsletter to get news and updates from UCR. Check out the latest issue here

GET CONNECTED!

For International Counselors

UCR admits new students in the fall and winter quarters. High school students can apply for fall admission only, while transfer students can apply for fall or winter admission. The winter admission application opens on July 1, and the application filing period is July 1–31. The fall admission application opens on Aug. 1, and the application filing period is Oct. 1–Nov. 30.

Admission to UCR is selective. To be eligible for admission, your students must meet English language proficiency, coursework and GPA requirements, in addition to needing the appropriate documentation to study in the United States. Learn about the admissions criteria for international first-year students and international transfer students.


Explore UCR

If you're going to be in Southern California, you and your students are welcome to visit UCR throughout the year at one of our special events or by scheduling a group tour. Meet current students, attend informational sessions, and spend time on our beautiful campus! Virtual tours and The College Tour video series are also available.

Our admission counselors visit schools and college fairs around the world throughout the year to answer questions about applying to and attending UCR. Find out when our counselors will be at an event near you! 


Connect With Us

UCR admission counselors are here to answer any admission questions you and your students may have. Contact your admission counselor today! We are happy to provide you with customized virtual group and classroom presentations for your students so they can learn more about applying to UCR. You and your students can also set up a virtual appointment with one of our admission counselors. 

Sign up for our Counselor Newsletter to get news and updates from UCR. Check out the latest edition here!

GET CONNECTED!

 

 

 

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