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First-year Admission

Get on the path to becoming
a first-year student

Are you ready to join one of the best public university systems in the world? Let鈥檚 get started. We understand that applying can be both exciting and intimidating. But know that you don鈥檛 need to be perfect. In your application, we鈥檙e looking for you to be yourself.

Before You Apply

How to Apply

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Important Dates and Deadlines

August 1
Start your  on August 1 for admission the following year.

October 1鈥揗arch 2
Apply for financial aid at or .

October 1鈥揘ovember 30
The application filing period is October 1鈥揘ovember 30 for admission the following year.

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