How to Apply

Participation in the Special Transitional Enrichment Program is by invitation only. STEP helps primarily first generation, low income students transition into the university. In order to be considered for the program, students must complete the following: 

1. STEP Application: If invited to apply, the STEP application will be found on the MyAdmission portal

2. Statement of Intent to Register (SIR): Students must submit their SIR before they can see if they have been invited to apply to STEP. Once the SIR has been submitted, student will find the STEP application on their MyAdmissions portal to do list. 

3. Statement of Legal Residence (SLR): Interested students must also submit their SLR. This form can be found on the MyAdmissions portal or by clicking here. 

4. FAFSA/Dream Act Application: In order for an application to be complete, student must also complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA or Dream Act Application. This application is different from the 2020-2021 FAFSA/Dream Act application which had to be completed before the March 2nd priority deadline. This means STEP applicants must submit TWO FAFSA/Dream Act Applications. If the 2019-2020 FAFSA is not completed, application will be incomplete and not considered

The deadline for all forms and applications is MAY 1st. If ALL material is NOT completed by this deadline, applications will NOT be considered.


STEP Timeline

Task  Description Deadline
Plan to take the UC Analytical Writing Placement Exam (AWPE) (if required to do so) Information for exam will be provided in April. Exam will be administered the morning of Saturday, May 9, 2020. Mid-April 2020

Complete your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR)

Complete your Statement of Legal Residence (SLR)

May 1, 2020

Complete your Statement of Legal Residence (SLR)

Complete your Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) May 1, 2020
Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) and confirm that the UC Davis school code (001313) is listed Priority deadline to submit BOTH 2019-2020 AND 2020-2021 FAFSA/CA Dream Act. Please note: If you submitted a FAFSA or CADAA for the current academic year, you still must submit one for previous academic year Early spring 2020
STEP Application Deadline to submit STEP application via MyAdmissions May 1, 2020
STEP Decisions Decisions released for STEP Mid June 2020
STEP Acceptance Packet Deadline to submit acceptance packet to participate in STEP Late June 2020
STEP Move-In Day and Start Date Move into Residence Halls and official start date of the program August 1, 2020
STEP Ends Last day of STEP and move-out date September 12, 2020