You must apply by December 15, 2016, for fall 2017 admission.
Submitting letters of recommendation by December 15 is preferable. But if you submit your admission application by December 15, recommenders can still submit letters after that date (and doing so will not disqualify you). Recommenders cannot submit letters until after the application has been submitted; we advise waiting until after the application fee has been paid.
UC Davis will review all of the scores. We take your best scores for each section of the exam into consideration.
Yes, you can still be considered for admission. Just do your best to have those items submitted as soon as possible. However, the admission application, statement of purpose, personal history statement and résumé (c.v.) all must be submitted online by the Dec. 15 deadline. Your application will not be reviewed, however, until after all items have been received.
Admission is not deferred to the next year, but you can apply for admission again for the next year in competition with other applicants.
Yes, but you would first need to contact Marilyn Dexter, Grad Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org to inform her that you have an updated transcript with fall grades available and ready to submit. Marilyn would then need to "reject" the earlier transcript you submitted before the system would allow you to submit your updated transcript.