For High School Counselors
UCR welcomes incoming freshmen each fall. The fall admissions application opens on Aug. 1, and the application filing period is Nov. 1–30.
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 freshmen need to complete these courses with a minimum 3.4 GPA. Students are also required to take either the ACT Plus Writing or SAT with Essay by December of their senior year. Learn more about freshman admission requirements.
Help your students stay on track for their UCR application, download a Freshman Admission Checklist!
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. UCR distributed more than $455 million in grant, loan, work-study, and scholarship aid for the 2017–18 academic year to undergraduate students.
of UCR undergraduate students received some form of financial aid.
of students’ financial aid need was met with need-based aid.
(Financial Aid Office, 2018–19)
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 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
California Dream Act Application: 00136
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! You and your students can also check out the campus without leaving your school by taking a virtual tour.
Our admissions 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!
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UCR admissions counselors are here to answer any admissions questions you and your students may have. Contact your admissions counselor today!
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