COVID-19 Incoming Student Information

Fall 2021 Incoming Master and Ph.D. students’ updates

This webpage contains up-to-date information for students admitted to our MS and PhD programs in Computer Science.

Last Update: June 23, 2021

MS Applicants Information Session

For applicants who attended the event on April 22 and requested access to the slides presented during the event and for those unable to attend, we are making the slides and the meeting available for viewing.

Fall quarter instruction

Instruction for graduate students in Computer Science will return to in-person, but some courses may remain in the remote format. Courses offered can be viewed in the UCR online Schedule of Classes.

Campus updates about Fall instruction are available here.

Deferral process for students admitted in Fall 2021

We are now accepting deferment requests for applicants admitted in Fall 2021. All deferral requests must be submitted no later than August 9, 2021 by completing the request form. Email requests to defer will not be accepted. You must accept the admission offer before you submit your deferral request.

Revised offer decision:


  1. August 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021 – Graduate Admissions will send revised offers for Winter 2022.
  2. December 1, 2021 – January 31, 2021 - Graduate Admissions will send revised offers for Fall 2022.

Please check this website regularly for updates. Additional information for incoming students will be posted on this site. For updates on the plans for the campus operations for the next academic year, please go here.

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