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UC Merced Extension | Education Programs


Congratulations on your admittance to the Teacher Preparation Program!

Below is a helpful list of to-dos before your program begins.

There is a mandatory student orientation you will need to attend. We will contact you with information regarding this orientation. This orientation is only for admitted candidates.


TPP Policies and Procedures Handbook - your guide to all aspects of the program and academic policies.
Deadline: March 2 Submit FAFSA or Dream Act Application by March 2. It is highly recommended you submit this as soon as possible. The UC Merced School FAFSA Code is 041271. You will need to select 5th-year undergraduate on the FAFSA application. You can read more about this here.
Deadline: As soon as possible Provide your Social Security. If your SSN was not included in your application, call our Program Director at (209) 228-8639 to provide your number. Do not provide it in email.
Deadline: 30 days from date of acceptance into the program

You will need to order OFFICIAL transcripts from every post-secondary institution you have attended. These can be emailed to or mailed in to:
UC Merced Extension
Attn: Credential Analyst
5200 N. Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343-5603

Deadline: Submission to program Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). Once you have submitted your SIR, you will be assigned a UC Merced ID Number and E-mail address.
Deadline: 60-days within the start of clinical practice TB Clearance is required before you can begin your clinical practice (student teaching). The timeframe for you to have the TB test administered or the chest X-ray taken must be within 60-days of the start of your clinical practice assignment. TB tests recently completed for employment/educational purposes are valid for up to 4 years. TB test documentation should be e-mailed to