How to Select an Application Round

You may choose to apply in the round that best fits with your timing.  All applications are considered equally regardless of which round you apply to.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The deadline is March 2nd every year. 

Statement of Intent to Register

To officially accept or decline our offer of admission, you must submit the online Statement of Intent to Register (SIR), located within your online application.


Please check with UC Santa Barbara Housing for their housing deadlines.

Important Dates

The Graduate Division's online application will open in September for 2017-2018 admission.

Application Round

Application DeadlineDecision Notification
1January 15, 2018March 1, 2018
2April 1, 2018May 15, 2018
3June 1, 2018* 

*Not recommended for international applicants