a non-refundable fee



Application OPENS on Thursday, January 4th, 2018 at 11:00am (PST)
Application CLOSES on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 5:00pm (PST)
Official Transcripts must be postmarked on/before Friday, February 2nd, 2018
For admission consideration ALL MATERIALS must be completed on/before Friday, February 2nd, 2018
Final admissions decisions will be emailed to all applicants on Friday, March 23rd, 2018 after 5pm (PDT)


Rising 8th graders (will be in 9th grade in Fall 2018) through rising 11th graders (will be in 12th grade in Fall 2018). Students who are not residents of California may apply, but COSMOS can admit at most 20 out-of-state students each summer. Please contact the Statewide COSMOS office with questions about student residency status for application purposes.

all materials required to be considered for admission are due Feburary, 2nd, 2018

1)  Completed online application, including one personal statement;
2)  One teacher recommendation (STEM teacher preferred, others accepted)
3)  Official high school transcript(s) (9th graders must also submit a copy of their 8th grade report card)--mailed directly to the campus you are applying

UC Davis UC Irvine UC San Diego UC Santa Cruz
Attention: COSMOS 
1204 Mathematical Sciences Building
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Attention: COSMOS
120 Theory, Suite 150
Irvine, CA 92697-2505

Attention: COSMOS
9500 Gilman Dr., MC 0429
Jacobs Hall, Room 1205
San Diego, CA 92093
Attention: COSMOS
Educational Partnership Center
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

4)  Parent/guardian eSignature(s) in the parent portal
5)  Application fee ($30)--payable online with a credit card or check, see below for details

application fee; deposit & tuition

Credit card payments available. Please note that a 2.5% service fee will be added to all online payments

Mail check or money order to (payable to "UC Regents"):
please note on the check to which campus you are applying, i.e. UCSD, and include applicant's name.

Cashier's Office
University of California
PO Box 989062
West Sacramento, CA  95798-9062


Financial aid application, including tax return cover sheet or TANF (no social security numbers), must be completed with admission application