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Graduate Application Checklist

  1. Online Application and Fee: Submit the online admission application. After you have completed the application, make the application fee payment using the online payment system. *Note: if you apply for a fee waiver, do not pay the fee unless you are contacted by the Graduate Division.

  2. Transcripts: For the initial reiew process, upload a scanned copy of all college level course work. If recommended for admissions, official transcripts will be required. Official transcripts must be in sealed envelopes issued by the institution(s) you have attended.

  3. GRE scores: The GRE institution code for UC Merced is 4129. *Note: Management of Complex Systems and Master of Management Professional Degree Program accept the GMAT in exchange of the GRE. Please use the code Z9H-CF to submit your GMAT scores. Physics requires that applicants take the Physics GRE as well as the general exam. This requirement can be waived under special circumstances.

  4. Letters of Recommendations: Three letters of recommendation are required for graduate admissions. Preferably from professors or instructors in the proposed field of study.

  5. TOEFL/ IELTS (International applicants only): Please select institution code 4129 to have your official score sent to UC Merced. Please visit our International Applicants Information page for more information.

  6. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Submit by March 2 to meet priority processing. This form may be filled out online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. UC Merced's federal code is 041271.

  7. Statement of Purpose and Personal History


Send required documents to:

UC Merced
Graduate Division
5200 North Lake Road, SSB 310
Merced, CA 95343