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Withdrawing Your UC Application After Submission

It happens in the best of circumstances. You may have submitted your application to one UC, or to several, and now wish to withdraw it.  First off, do not worry if you fall into this category. Sometimes students ask if the UCs will look negatively on them for withdrawing if they reapply a year or so later. The answer is no, it will not have a negative affect.

Below is the contact information for each UC in the event you wish to withdraw an application:

UC Berkeley
Email [email protected] and in the body include your Name and Application ID. For subject, put “Application Withdraw.”

UC Davis
Send e-mail to [email protected]Include Name, Application ID, and subject line “Withdrawal”

UC Irvine
Go to the UCI message center. Include Name and Application ID

Go to UCLA admissions and use the online submission form to withdraw your application. There is a button to click labeled “Withdrawing your Application.”

UC Merced
Send e-mail to [email protected] or fax your withdrawal to (209) 228-4244. Include Name, Application ID or UCM ID, date of birth, and subject line “Withdrawal.”

UC Riverside
Log in to your MyUCR portal and click on the “My Profile” tab. Then click “Cancel Application” and follow the instructions.

UC San Diego
Go to the UCSD Admissions web page called Contact Us and fill out the online submission form with the name and email address provided on your UC Application. Select “Withdraw Application” from the drop-down list and submit.

UC Santa Barbara
Go to the UCSB Office of Admissions and submit via the online submission form. Select “Cancel My Application” from the drop-down menu, and include the email address listed in your application.

UC Santa Cruz
Go to  and enter your CruzID. Use the self-service option within the MyUCSC portal to withdraw your application.

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Lindy is an independent UC admissions consultant, who works with both transfers and freshmen. She also has just completed her first novel, a supernatural thriller set in San Francisco.

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