Getting Ready to Transfer

August 1st --- UC Application opens

UC Application link:

How to pay for application fees?

  • Are you an AB540-eligible student and meet the income requirement? (AB540 requirements: )

  • IF YES: Undocumented students that meet the income requirements are eligible to fee waivers for up to four UC campuses

    • Apply for a fee waiver within the online application and be notified immediately whether you have qualified.

    • The option to apply for a fee waiver will be based on how you fill out the following questions:

  1. Citizenship status: If you choose “No selection”

  2. California residency: If you attended a California high school for three or more years and will graduate or have graduated from a California high school

  3. Your family’s income and the number of people supported by that income

  • IF NOT ELIGIBLE: Every application is $70

Tips for filling out the Application

  • Social Security Number

    • IF you have a valid Social Security Number (SSN) --- for instance, because of immigration proceedings--- enter that on the application.

    • IF you have an SSN for work purposes (usually through DACA), use that where the application asks for an SSN.

    • If you don’t have a valid SSN or SSN for work purposes, but do have an Individual Tax Payer Identification Number (ITIN), use the ITIN in place of an SSN on the application

    • IF you don’t have a valid SSN, SSN for work purposes, or ITIN, leave this item blank

* Be sure that the number you use in this item in the application is the same as the SSN or ITIN you enter on your California Dream Act Application! *
  • Country of Citizenship

    • You have the option to choose “No Selection.” This option is valid response and we recommend this choice for undocumented applicants, including those with DACA status.

    • Why choose “No Selection,”?

  1. You will avoid being asked other questions about permanent residency and visa status that are not applicable to you.

  2. You may be marked as an International Student if you choose a country of citizenship other than the United States

  • California Residency

    • To determine if you are a California resident for admission purposes, you’ll be asked the following:

  1. Have you attended a California high school for three or more years and will graduate or have graduated from a California high school?
  2. How long have you lived in California?
  3. [If under 18 years-old] Is your parent or legal guardian a permanent resident?
  4. Is your parent, legal guardian, spouse or registered domestic partner an employee of UC or a UC-affiliated national laboratory?
* If you are re considered a California resident for admission purposes, you may be eligible for our application fee waiver and you will be considered for admission using the 3.0 minimum GPA (rather than the 3.4 GPA for nonresident applicants). *
* NOTE TO CONSIDER: Being a California resident for admission purposes DOES NOT necessarily mean you will be considered a resident for tuition purposes. Find out if you are eligible for a nonresident supplemental tuition exemption (AKA: AB540) *
  • Parent Citizenship Information

    • When you submit your application, you will be asked questions about your parents’ citizenship status. For Example: Is your parent a U.S. citizen? Has your parent been physically present in CA for at least 3 years?

    • You DO NOT have to answer these questions, but if you do, we encourage you to answer them truthfully--- any information you provide will not affect your admission decision. This information is used only to help UC determine residency

  • Admissions Ally:

    • Allison Pedrazzi. Undergraduate Admissions Assistant Director

September 1st-30th --- Submit UC TAG application

  • UC Transfer Admission Planner:   


  • UC Davis Tag Criteria, Fall 2019:


October 1st --- Apply to the CA Dream Act

  • Access the California Dream Act Application at  

  • Use last year’s taxes, so 2017 taxes would be used for 2019-2020 financial aid application → use tax information of up to two (2) years prior to the application (i.e. when submitting an application for the 2020-2021 school year, you can use either 2018 or 2019 tax returns)

  • Include the UC Davis School Code: 001313

  •  Need help with your Dream Act Application or have questions on Finacial Aid for undocumented students? Visit the Financial Aid Information for Undocumented/DACAmented Students page for resources and help.

  • Financial Aid Ally:

    • Vince Ramos. Financial Aid Officer

    • *ONLY for questions related to AB540/Dream Act*

November 30th --- Last day to submit UC application

UC Application:

  • When you submit your application, you are automatically considered for a number of UC Scholarships

December --- make a UC Davis online account to check updates in regards to admission status

  • All UC Davis applicants are automatically considered for the Regents Scholarship upon submitting the UC application

  • Eligibility:

    • Must be AB540 eligible

    • GPA: 3.8 or higher

    • Demonstrate financial need

    • Online Letter of recommendation

  • Benefits:

    • $7,500 disbursed over three quarters

    • Priority Registration

    • Extended Library Privilege

    • Transcript Notation

    • University Honors Program

    • Faculty Mentorship

January 31st --- Complete Transfer Academic Update

March 2nd --- Last day to submit CA Dream Act