The 2021 application is now open. 

If you are not familiar when each quarter begins at UCR, please see the quarters available. As some programs are Fall only, we encourage you to visit our Graduate Program page for quarters offered by each program. You will not be able to change the term you are applying to once your application is submitted.

  • Summer - begins mid-June.
  • Fall - begins late September.
  • Winter - begins early January
  • Spring - begins late March/early April.
  • New Applicants & Reapplicants

    If you are applying for the first time or reapplying due to not being admitted, admitted but unable to attend, or admitted and unable to complete your entire first quarter, you will need to complete our standard application.

    Domestic (U.S. Citizen and U.S. Permanent Resident)

    Summer - June 1st

    Fall - January 5th (Fellowship Consideration*) / September 1st (Admission Only)

    Winter - November 15th

    Spring - March 1st

    International (Non-Immigrant/Visa Students)

    Summer - March 1st

    Fall - January 5th (Fellowship Consideration) / June 1st (Admission Only)

    Winter - September 1st

    Spring - December 1st

    * Applications received after January 5th will be considered for financial support based on funding availability and if the degree objective selected is eligible for fellowship funding. Please consult with that graduate program prior to applying.

  • Returning & Continuing Students

    If you have ever registered and completed one full quarter of attendance at UCR (whether you completed a graduate program or not) the below deadlines will apply to you. If you are not certain if you meeting the requirements of a returning or continuing student, please visit our Returning & Continuing Student page.

    All Students

    Summer - June 1st

    Fall - August 1st

    Winter -  November 1st

    Spring - March 1st