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UC Transfer Waitlists And Appeals, 2017

UC Transfer Waitlists and Appeals, 2017

It’s that time of year again for appeals and waitlists, so here is the lowdown on what to expect by UC campus.

As usual, in all cases, please follow these basic guidelines:

  • Your appeal must include new information that was not contained in your original application and personal insight questions from the fall 2016 or earlier (not this last winter/spring term).  If there is nothing new or compelling, an appeal may not be appropriate.
  • If your most recent grades have gone down, or if you have already earned a grade of D or F in any UC-transferable course in your in-progress or planned coursework, an appeal will likely not be granted.
  • If you feel the UC made a legitimate mistake in an evaluation (in other words a course is UC-transferable and they thought it wasn’t putting you under the unit limit), then that is grounds for an appeal.
  • Transfer students on a waitlist may not appeal their decision.
  • You can waitlist to more than one campus.
  • You should plan to SIR to a campus if you are accepted, even if waitlisted. If accepted off the waitlist and you want to attend, simply withdraw the first SIR (you will lose the deposit, however).
  • If you are on a waitlist and do not gain admission, you will be offered enrollment at UC Merced.
  • For specifics on the UC rules on WAITLISTS, please go here.

I offer guidance with either appeals or waitlists. Please see my services.


Berkeley

Appeal

Deadline to opt-in:  May 15 at 11:59PM
Log on to your MAP @ Berkeley portal to submit
You’re allowed a maximum 500 word statement
Supplemental materials accepted: no
Notification of decision: last year around June 7

Waitlist
Deadline to opt-in:  May 15 at 11:59PM
Log on to your MAP @ Berkeley portal to submit
You’re allowed a maximum 500 word statement
Supplemental materials accepted: no

2016: Waitlist officially closed June 21 with few if any admitted. 


Davis

Appeal

Deadline to opt-in:  May 15
You’re allowed a 350 word statement
Supplemental materials accepted: yes
FAQs:  UCD Appeal Process

Waitlist
Deadline to opt-in:  May 15 at 11:59PM
You’re allowed a 200 word statement
Supplemental materials accepted: no
Notification of decision: June 1-30 (7 days to accept)
FAQs: UCD Waitlist Process


Irvine


Appeal:

Deadline to opt-in:  May 15
Go here to submit: UCI Appeals Submit
What you need to submit:

  1. Letter of appeal clearly stating new and compelling information for appeal consideration, written and signed by the applicant. No word limit.
  2. College transcript through most recent term for college(s) currently attending; updated list of courses in progress for the current term, if applicable
  3. Admissions may request additional documentation from an applicant, as needed
  4. Letters of recommendation are NOT REQUIRED unless requested

FAQs:  UCI Appeals Selection

Waitlist:
Waitlist opt-in deadline: May 15th
Waitlist statement: no


UCLA

Appeals
Submission dates:  May 1-May 15 at 5PM
Log on to UCLA Appeals Process
Length of appeal statement: 7,000 characters
Supplemental materials accepted: no
Notification of decision: cannot guarantee you will know by June 1

Waitlist:
Submission dates:  May 1- 15 at 11:59PM
Length of appeal statement: 7,000 characters
Supplemental materials accepted: no


Merced

Appeal
Deadline to opt-in:  May 15
Where to submit:  Log on to Merced portal 
Statement length: unclear
Supplemental materials accepted: yes

No waitlist


Riverside

Appeal
Deadline to opt-in:  May 15 
Log on to your portal to submit
Supplemental materials accepted: no
Notification of decision: not stated
FAQs: UCR Frequently asked Questions – Appeals

Waitlist:
Opt-in deadline: May 15th (you have 7 days to accept after notification)
Waitlist statement: no


San Diego

Appeal
Deadline to opt-in:  May 15
Log on to the UCSD portal to submit
You’re allowed a 250 word statement
Supplemental materials accepted: no
Notification of decision:
FAQs:

Waitlist
Opt-in deadline: May 15th at 11:59PM
Log onto your UCSD portal to opt-in
Submit a 200-word maximum statement
Supplemental materials accepted: no
FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions: Transfer Waitlist


Santa Barbara

Appeal
Deadline to opt-in:  June 15
You need to mail in the appeal (see FAQs below)
length of appeal letter: no limit
Appeal letter must state reason for appealing the initial decision and should not simply repeat information that was presented in the application. If the basis for the appeal is a changed grade or an incorrectly reported test score, please provide documentation (such as a transcript or a revised score report) in the same envelope as your letter of appeal.

  • UCSC strongly recommends you include copies of all high school and college transcripts.
  • If optional letters of recommendation are included, the limit is two.

Notification of decision:
FAQs: UCSB Appeal Process

No waitlist


Santa Cruz

Appeal
Deadline to opt-in:  no later than two weeks after denial of admission
Log on to the UCSC portal to submit
An appeal must include the reason for the appeal and a short written narrative supporting the request for reconsideration. Students must indicate all coursework currently in progress. Students must upload transcripts from any collegiate institutions in which the student has been registered/enrolled (unofficial copies are acceptable). A single letter of recommendation (not required), from a source who can speak to the student’s potential for academic success, may be included as part of the appeal.
Notification of decision: no later than May 10
FAQs: UCSC Appeal Process

No waitlist


 General information on UC waitlist policies can be found here.

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