Start your Application for the 2020 COSMOS: https://cosmos-ucop.ucdavis.edu/app/main
WHO CAN APPLY
- Rising 8th graders (will be in 9th grade in Fall 2021) through rising 11th graders (will be in 12th grade in Fall 2021).
- 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.
- Completed online application, including one personal statement;
- Two teacher recommendations (one required, second recommendation suggested) **STEM teachers preferred, others accepted
- Official high school transcript(s) (9th graders must also submit a copy of their 8th grade report card)
- Parent/guardian e-Signature(s) in the parent portal
- Application fee ($30)--payable online with a credit card or check
Dates & Deadlines (2020)
- Opening Day 2020: Sunday, July 5, 2020
- Closing Day 2020: Saturday, August 1, 2020
- Online Application Opens: January 6, 2020 at 8:00 PM (PST)
- Online Application Closes: February 7, 2020 at 5:00 PM (PST) - continues unsupported until 11:59pm
- Completed online application, parent/guardian signature(s), application fee ($30), financial aid application must be submitted electronically by February 7, 2020
- Admissions Notifications for the COSMOS Program: 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 due by May 8, 2020
- Credit card payments available. Please note that a 2.5% service fee will be added to ALL online payments.
- For information on refund requests, see our Refund Policy.
- See our Application and Payment Basics page for information on making payments.
*All refunds exclude the $200 non-refundable deposit*
- Cancellation request received on or before May 18, 2020 by 5:00 PM (PDT): 100% of remaining tuition paid
- Cancellation request received on or before May 22, 2020 by 5:00 PM (PDT): 50% of remaining tuition paid
- Cancellation request received after 5:00 PM (PDT) on May 22, 2020: NO REFUND
- Dismissal or voluntary departure from COSMOS program at any time: NO REFUND