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Freshman Waitlist And Appeal Deadlines

Freshman Waitlist and Appeal Deadlines

I realize only now that I only put transfer waitlist and appeal deadlines up a while back, but neglected to update with the freshman dates.

Since I work with so many freshman applicants nowadays, below are the dates and requirements for appeals and waitlists by campus.

–> All appeal letters are due April 15.
–> Waitlist letters have varying deadlines, usually April 15.


Berkeley

appeal: 500 word limit, no supplemental material (but truth be told, some of my clients have been able to submit a LofR)

waitlist: 500 word limit, optional

portal: Map@Berkeley


Davis

appeal: 350 words, may submit supplemental material

waitlist: 200 word limit, required

portal: UC Davis appeals
UC Davis waitlist


Irvine

appeal: no word limit, extraneous material required

no waitlist statement, but you may write an appeal

portal: UC Irvine appeal


UCLA

appeal: 7000 characters, no supplemental materials

waitlist: 7000 characters, optional

portal: UCLA appeal


Merced

appeal: no word limit, extraneous material required

no waitlist

portal: UC Merced


Riverside

appeal: 500 word limit; no supplemental materials

no waitlist letter, but you may write an appeal

how to appeal UC Riverside


San Diego

appeal: 250 word limit; no supplemental materials

no waitlist letter


Santa Barbara

appeal: no word limit; supplemental materials encouraged, including transcripts and up tp two letters of recommendation; must be mailed in one envelope.

no waitlist letter, but you may write an appeal

how to appeal: UC Santa Barbara


Santa Cruz

appeal: no word limit, extraneous material are required

no waitlist letter, but you may write an appeal

portal: UC Santa Cruz
how to appealAppeal FAQs


  As usual, I work with both freshmen and transfers with waitlists and appeals. In a nutshell, it goes like this:

Appeal letter:  $160

Waitlist letter:  $135

Both include brainstorming with edits through final draft.

Special: Any appeal or waitlist letter after the first full-priced letter is $50 per letter.  If you need both an appeal letter and a waitlist letter, the full-price will always be the appeal letter, with $50 for multiples of either type after that.

If you wish more information, please reach out HERE.  I have an excellent track record and ay any letter submitted will be the strongest it can be, so you can feel confident you tried your best. I also am honest with you if I don’t think it’s a viable option. 


You may find transfer waitlist and appeal deadlines and FAQs here.

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Lindy King

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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