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Program Dates and Deadlines

2017 Summer Bridge — First-Year Program Dates and Deadlines

  • March 31, 2017: Summer Bridge — First-Year Application open. The 2017 UC Merced Summer Bridge- First Year Program is limited to 120 students. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
  • April 22, 2017: Register for New Student Orientation. Students applying for Summer Bridge are encouraged to register for the Saturday, July 22 orientation to accommodate potential program participation.
  • No later than May 1, 2017
    • Submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) deposit
  • No later than May 5, 2017:
    • Submit your Summer Bridge - First-Year Application
    • ​Submit your summer housing application. Applications open April 3, 2017. Visit for more information.
    • Tips for Submitting Your Housing Application:
      • Select the "8 Week Session"
      • Select the "Double Bedroom"
      • Select the option to defer your housing deposit. Note: If you have paid the housing deposit and are not admitted to the program, it will be refunded.
  • No later than May 15, 2017: Submission of Summer Bridge Application Materials
    • MyCourseUpdate* (if you have received or anticipate receiving a grade of C or lower in your senior year of high school)
    • 2016-17 FAFSA (in addition to submitting your 2017-18 FAFSA). Contact Financial Aid if you have questions.
  • May 22, 2017: Math Placement Exam (MPEX) deadline
  • June 1, 2017: Submit your 2017-2018 housing application (if planning to live on-campus for the academic year)

  • May 29 through June 6: Summer Bridge  First-Year Program Admission Decisions


*To submit your MyCourseUpdate through your MyUCMerced Portal. Indicate you are a Summer Bridge applicant in the comments section.