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To apply, please complete the application form and submit the following materials electronically through our online application system. Your application fee is due along with your completed application and materials.

Your required application materials will include:

Short Answer Questions

Please respond to the following short-answer questions in a single document. Your responses should be limited to approximately 250 words each. We know that's short but don't worry—your Personal Statement will provide another opportunity for us to get to know you.

Question 1:
Tell us about why you selected the UC Davis Pre-College program area that you chose. How does it match up with any previous experience or future goals? What do you hope to get out of your participation in the program?

Question 2:
Tell us about one or two of the interests and activities that are most important to you. What motivates you to pursue them? How much time do you devote to them? How have they made a difference in your life?

Optional Materials (Limit of 3 optional uploads):

Personal Statement

The personal statement is your way of introducing yourself to us. We'd love to know who you are (beyond your transcripts) and why you want to be part of the UC Davis Pre-College Program. No need for a novel—two pages is fine. (Limit: 1200 words)

High School Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. If you would like to submit multiple transcripts, combine all transcripts into a single file for upload with your most recent transcript on the first page.

Other Optional Materials

Feel free to submit test scores, academic writing samples, or other materials that you think will help give us a clearer picture of who you are as a person and as a student.

Your application will not be reviewed until all required materials are received. Your application fee must be paid in order to complete the submission.

Once your application is complete, it generally takes about 10 business days for an admissions decision to be made.

We look forward to learning more about you!