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Dates & Deadlines

 Admissions Timelines

 Summer  Fall  Spring
 Multiple & Single Subject  December 1 - April 15  March 1 - July 15  May 1 - October 15
 Bilingual Added Authorization - Spanish  December 1 - April 15  March 1 - July 15  May 1 - October 15
 Interview Window  March 21 - April 29  May 13 - July 22  August 5 - October 28
 New Student/Clinical Practice Orientations  May 14, 2024  August 20, 2024  January 14, 2025
 Start of Term  May 22, 2024  August 28, 2024  January 21, 2025
 End of Term  July 14, 2024  December 20, 2024  May 16, 2025

Aspiring Teachers

If you are considering a teaching career, we encourage you to attend one of our information sessions to learn more about teaching credential options, admission requirements, financial aid, and more. To register for an information session, please click on the session date below.

Information Sessions Dates

Attend one of our in-person or virtual Summer 2024 or Fall 2024 information sessions and your application fee will be waived, saving you $100.00! We will send you the fee waiver code after the information session.

FALL 2024

August 14: 6:00 - 6:30 PM Online

September 18: 6:00 - 6:30 PM Online

October 2: 6:00 - 6:30 PM Online


Next Steps

A program advisor is available to answer your questions about your specific needs or situation. You can book a 15-minute 1:1 consultation. Most of your questions will be discussed in our information sessions. You may also find your questions answered in our Frequently Asked Questions.


Spring 2024

Spring Semester Begins

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Monday, January 15, 2024

Spring Instruction Begins

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Last Day to Drop/Add Courses

Monday, February 5, 2024

Presidents Day Holiday

Monday, February 19, 2024

Summer 2024 Registration

Tuesday,  February 20 - Friday, February 23, 2024

Mid-Semester Grades Due

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 (at noon)

Spring Recess

Monday, March 25 - Thursday, March 28, 2024

Cesar Chavez Holiday

Friday, March 29, 2024

Course Withdraw Deadline

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Fall 2024 Registration

Monday, April 8 - Friday, April 19, 2024

Spring Instruction Ends

Friday, May 3, 2024

Final Exams

Saturday, May 4 & Monday, May 6 - Friday, May 10, 2024

Spring Semester Ends

Friday, May 10, 2024

Spring Commencement Ceremonies

Saturday, May 11 & Sunday, May 12, 2024

Final Grades Due

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 (noon)

 

Summer 2024

Summer 2024 Registration

Tuesday, February 21 - Friday, February 24, 2024

Summer Instruction Begins

Monday, May 20 - Friday, August 9, 2024

Memorial Day Holiday

Monday, May 27, 2024

Juneteenth Holiday

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Independence Day Holiday

 Thursday, July 4, 2024

Summer Session Ends

 Friday, August 9, 2024

 

 

 

Fall 2024

Fall Instruction Begins

Wednesday, August 28, 2024

Labor Day Holiday

Monday,September 2, 2024

Last Day to Add/Drop Courses

Wednesday, September 18, 2024

Mid-Semester Grades Due

Tuesday, October 22, 2024 at noon

Course Withdraw Deadline

Wednesday, November 6, 2024

Veterans Day Holiday

Monday, November 11, 2024

Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 28 - Friday, November 29, 2024

Fall Instruction Ends

Friday, December 13, 2024

Final Exams

Saturday, December 14 & Monday, December 16 - Friday, December 20, 2024

Fall Semester Ends

Friday, December 20, 2024

Final Grades Due

Monday, December 23, 2024 at noon

 

 

Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure

University of California programs for professions that require licensure or certification are intended to prepare the student for California licensure and certification requirements. Admission into programs for professions that require licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the University of California and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time.

The University of California has not determined whether its programs meet other states’ educational or professional requirements for licensure and certification. Students planning to pursue licensure or certification in other states are responsible for determining whether, if they complete a University of California program, they will meet their state’s requirements for licensure or certification. This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).

Additional information is available by visiting the University of California | Office of the President and the California Department of Education.

Accreditation

The Teacher Preparation Program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

On August 6, 2021, The Commission on Teacher Credentialing granted full institutional approval to the University of California, Merced.