Dates and Deadlines





  • Online application opens: January 6th
  • Online application closes: February 7th
  • Completed online application, parent/guardian signature(s), application fee ($30), financial aid application must be submitted electronically by February 7, 2020


  • Admission notifications will be sent out on March 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm (PDT)
  • Offer Acceptance or Decline (no response is considered decline) to COSMOS due April 10, 2020 by 5:00 pm (PDT)
  • If you ACCEPT your offer, a non-refundable $200 deposit must be paid by April 10, 2020 by 11:59 PM (PDT).  This deposit will go toward tuition and be deducted from the tuition balance. **Note that this non-refundable $200 deposit is not covered by awarded financial aid.**


  • In case student is admitted from a wait-list later than April 10th, a one-week period will be given to take action on acceptance and payment of non-refundable deposit.

PAYMENT: (times specific to credit card payments/ checks must be postmarked by the date noted)

  • $30 Application fee due by February 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm (PST)
  • $200 Nonrefundable deposit due by April 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm (PDT)
  • Remaining tuition of $3,928 due by May 8, 2020
  • Credit card payments available. Please note that a 2.5% service fee will be added to ALL online payments
  • See our Application and Payment Basics page for information on making payments, eligibility, and financial aid.

Total tuition for Summer 2020 is $4,128 (nonrefundable fee and remaining tuition cost)


The online application can be found at (the link takes you to a general COSMOS application, during which you can specify UCI for campus):

Thank you for your interest in COSMOS and we wish you the best of luck!