Applicant’s Remorse

Discovered errors after you submitted your UC Application? Be careful of the conflicting information the UCs are giving out on how to update/correct the application. Below is what I know and I’ve noted any conflicts I observed.

You may log back into the application and update/correct the following information:

  • Personal information
  • Release authorization
  • AP, IB, and international exams/scores
  • Add a campus (if available)
  • Freshman applicants – ACT, SAT, SAT Subject, TOEFL, and IELTS tests/scores

You may also:

  • Pay for your application online
  • Review your submitted application
  • Check your application status (to find out if your UC Application has been forwarded to the individual UC campuses; freshman applicants – find out if you are ELC)
  • Transfer applicants – update your application in January

For all other corrections, such as for the “Academic history,” “Activities & awards,” and/or the “Personal insight” sections, you must submit those AFTER you have set up an applicant account with each UC campus (this is the information given out by the UC Application Center; some UCs still have “applicant FAQs” that say you need to send corrections to the UC Application Center).

Also keep in mind that:

Freshman applicants are expected to report schedule/grade errors in 9th through 11th grades, 12th grade school/schedule changes, and/or non-passing (D or F) grades in 12th grade courses to each UC campus through the applicant account.

Transfer applicants should use the Transfer Academic Update to make changes to Fall schedule/grades and/or Winter/Spring schedule in January. Errors in previous terms must be reported to each UC campus through the applicant account.


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Allenreply
December 9, 2021 at 6:19 am

SAT scores?

Ms. Sunreply
December 9, 2021 at 11:04 am
– In reply to: Allen

ACT, SAT, and SAT Subject Test scores can still be used to waive out of certain A-G requirements (see here). ACT and SAT scores can still be used to waive out of the UC English placement exam (known as AWPE); if you have a test score that satisfies the waiver, noting it in the UC Application will ensure you don’t get asked to take the AWPE (costs $110). You can find the required test scores and other methods to waive out of the AWPE here.

Pernillareply
December 15, 2021 at 5:56 pm

I entered wrong DOB and submitted applications. I logged in again and correct it. Will this correction be effective?

Ms. Sunreply
December 16, 2021 at 10:30 am
– In reply to: Pernilla

Did you do this before or after the applications were forwarded? There is a possibility that the information falls through the cracks if you corrected it after the application was already forwarded to the campuses. I would suggest that you double check in your applicant portal at each campus to verify the information is correct.

Jesusreply
December 17, 2021 at 10:31 pm

I entered the wrong information for California residency and my application has been forwarded to the campuses. Will this affect their decision on my admission? Would I be able to fix this?

Ms. Sunreply
December 17, 2021 at 10:46 pm
– In reply to: Jesus

Go ahead and correct the information on the UC App and double check your applicant portal at each campus.

gracereply
December 28, 2021 at 10:05 am

For my UC application, I was not sure what the entry-level writing requirement was so I put yes. I realized I should have said no… Can this be changed and will this in any way negatively affect my application?

Ms. Sunreply
December 28, 2021 at 11:13 am
– In reply to: grace

If you are a transfer applicant and you did not (or are not planning to) complete the entry-level writing requirement, then you are ineligible to transfer.

Liamreply
January 2, 2022 at 9:13 pm

Today (January 2nd) when I was reviewing my UC application I realized that I forgot to include my senior year English class. I know this is an A-G requirement issue. I contacted each of the campuses I applied to. Do you think my admissions chances will be hurt?

Ms. Sunreply
January 3, 2022 at 5:46 pm
– In reply to: Liam

As long as you notify each UC campus of the error and provide the correct information, you should be ok.

Jamiereply
March 22, 2022 at 3:58 pm

While I was reviewing my UC app, I found that I marked my senior year english class as IP in first semester while it is second semester class. Also, I found that I marked my honor chemistry class as HL while Im not the instate student. I got accepted from some UC campus. Is there possibilities that they will rescind my app? Is it too late to email them for correction?

Ms. Sunreply
March 22, 2022 at 4:12 pm
– In reply to: Jamie

The issues you mentioned are not serious enough for UCs to cancel your admission offer. You may want to send corrections through your applicant portal for the UCs that have admitted you just for peace of mind, but I wouldn’t stress out about them.

Leahreply
March 22, 2022 at 9:50 pm

I have accidently listed in my junior year “Symphonic Band” for first and second semester, when I only took in my second semester (I reported the same grade for both semesters). I have already contacted admissions. Will this get my rescinded?

Ms. Sunreply
March 23, 2022 at 9:43 am
– In reply to: Leah

Not likely but you should report the correction.

Madelinereply
March 24, 2022 at 12:02 am

Hello I just noticed that I submitted the wrong grade on my application. In the 11th grade, 2020-2021 academic year, I took AP Calculus AB, and marked the my semester 1 and 2 grades as an A rather than a B. I was wondering if this would affect my admission? Last fall, I took Calc I (the equivalent of AP Calc AB) at Community College and earned an A in the course.

Ms. Sunreply
March 24, 2022 at 11:12 am
– In reply to: Madeline

You need to report corrections to the UCs that have admitted you. Whether the correction affects your admission offer is up to the campus. But you are better off reporting it now; UCs tend to be less forgiving during transcript evaluation and if you get your admission offer canceled in July or August, you are stuck with nowhere to go at that point.

Tamreply
March 30, 2022 at 11:08 pm

Hi! I’m taking Link Crew this year, which is both a club and class at my school. I mentioned my leadership position on the activities section of my application but didn’t list it as a course since I thought it didn’t count for A-G. However, turns out it does count for the “G” requirement so I reported the change on my app portal since it’ll be on my transcript. I fulfilled my A-G requirements without it though. I got an “A” last semester and will get one this semester too, so is this mistake significant enough to get rescinded?

Ms. Sunreply
March 31, 2022 at 12:37 pm
– In reply to: Tam

No. The error is in your favor (adds A-G count) so the UCs are not going to cancel admission offers for that (cancelation generally happens when the error is to your disadvantage, such as a lower grade or fewer classes than reported).

Stellareply
May 4, 2022 at 12:25 am

I entered my grade wrong as a transfer student and noticed after my acceptance, and have already contacted the admissions about it. I put a “A” instead of “B” for my math class and a “B” instead of “B+” for a calc class. I’m a part of their tag program and my gpa is well above their tag requirements even with the mistake. Will I get rescinded?

Ms. Sunreply
May 4, 2022 at 10:18 am
– In reply to: Stella

If the errors do not affect your TAG eligibility, then you should be ok.

emmareply
May 26, 2022 at 9:18 pm

For my senior year, I accidentally marked my Ethnic Studies course (1 semester) as In Progress for semester 1, then Planned for Semester 2. I am changing this now on my portal, but I am wondering if this is something that I may get rescinded for. I am changing the second semester to NE (Not Enrolled)?

Ms. Sunreply
May 26, 2022 at 10:38 pm
– In reply to: emma

You should be ok.

Alexandrareply
May 31, 2022 at 7:32 pm

When I tried to input the location I attended for summer school on my application, I entered a different one because the one I actually attended wasn’t on there when I searched it up on it. Both of the schools have the same name and are part of the same organization but they are separate locations. The checklist for the school I plan to attend is asking me to request a transcript from the school I put on my application (not that one I actually attended). Since it looks like I accidentally put the wrong school, would my acceptance get revoked?

Ms. Sunreply
June 1, 2022 at 11:53 pm
– In reply to: Alexandra

You should be ok. I’m inclined to say you should just send the official transcript and wait to see if the UC campus says anything (I kind of feel like you can fly under the radar on this; also, if it’s the school I think, my guess is the school probably does something to the transcript to deal with the multiple location thing).

Rossreply
June 8, 2022 at 8:51 am

When inputting grades for my college transcript, I accidentally indicated I had all As for every semester, when in fact I had 2 Bs in semesters for my dual enrollment classes. These grades do not impact my high school GPA, but rather have only impacted the grades I earned in semesters of my college classes that can transfer as dual enrollment credits. I ended all of these classes with As as final grades, and additionally did not have access to my college transcript prior to submitting my application, and thus had no idea what my individual semester grades were. As a result, I was instructed to place As for each semster on my college transcript. It was an honest mistake that I made. Do you think that I will get rescinded?

Ms. Sunreply
June 8, 2022 at 9:36 am
– In reply to: Ross

Contact the UC campus and provide that explanation.

Ericareply
November 19, 2022 at 6:17 pm

Hello. I messed up on my “Activities & Awards” section… It was an error on my part but the descriptions for two of my extracurriculars says “Haha” I wanted to put something and get back to it after, but I did not go back and change it. I already emailed the application center, do you think they will fix it?

Ms. Sunreply
November 19, 2022 at 9:24 pm
– In reply to: Erica

Last I heard, any changes, if accepted, are appended to the end of application (the original application is locked once submitted).

Samanthareply
November 19, 2022 at 11:52 pm

Can academic history and activities & awards be changed if there are errors? I made a mistake on my academic history by adding a course I am taking in the future, and need to update my activities list.

Ms. Sunreply
November 20, 2022 at 11:39 am
– In reply to: Samantha

The UCs keep changing the rules about if/when the application can be changed. Your best bet is to contact the UC Application Center to get the current information; go to the UC Application login page and scroll down to “Getting help” for the contact information.

Samanthareply
November 20, 2022 at 5:08 am

Hello. I am in dire need of your help. I have done my senior grades wrong on my UC app, I am currently taking classes and it says that I already have a score for them when I do not. I don’t believe they have read my application yet but what do I do.

Ms. Sunreply
November 20, 2022 at 11:41 am
– In reply to: Samantha

You need to contact the UC Application Center to find out if/when you can update/revise the information; go to the UC Application login page and scroll down to “Getting help” for the contact information.

Serareply
November 21, 2022 at 6:02 pm

Is it possible to submit different PIQ answer to different campuses. Like in common app one can change the essay for each college they are applying to. Thank

Ms. Sunreply
November 21, 2022 at 10:05 pm
– In reply to: Sera

No, and if you try to submit multiple UC Applications, the system has said that they will cause a processing delay (source).

Maryreply
November 21, 2022 at 6:32 pm

Hello, I overlooked adding an award (national merit semi finalist) and my application has already been submitted. Is there a way to update this information especially for UC Berkeley, and does this award matter since UC is test blind and does not offer NMSF scholarships?

Ms. Sunreply
November 21, 2022 at 10:06 pm
– In reply to: Mary

The UCs keep changing the rules about if/when the application can be changed. Your best bet is to contact the UC Application Center to get the current information; go to the UC Application login page and scroll down to “Getting help” for the contact information.

Generally, an honor like that is not going to make or break your application.

Maryreply
November 22, 2022 at 9:45 am

I am in the same situation. UC Application center has stated that they cannot update the activities section, UCB/UCLA/UCSD applicant portals do not allow changes to the activities section either, what else can be done at this time?

Ms. Sunreply
November 22, 2022 at 3:24 pm
– In reply to: Mary

If the campuses will not accept updates/changes, then nothing can be done.

Nataliereply
November 22, 2022 at 10:52 am

Hello, I submitted my UC Application a few days ago but as I was reviewing my application again one of my PIQ’s have the same response to another. Is it possible to fix this? Hopefully there’s a solution.

Ms. Sunreply
November 22, 2022 at 3:25 pm
– In reply to: Natalie

The UCs keep changing the rules about if/when the application can be changed. Your best bet is to contact the UC Application Center to get the current information; go to the UC Application login page and scroll down to “Getting help” for the contact information.

Nataliereply
November 23, 2022 at 10:46 am

Thank you so much

Ms. Sunreply
November 23, 2022 at 1:07 pm
– In reply to: Natalie

My best wishes to you and good luck!

Cameron Breply
November 28, 2022 at 10:00 pm

Hi, I accidentally didn’t differentiate whether one of the classes that I made up was 1st or second semester. I left it as English 1/2 P instead of putting that it is English 1P. I’ve emailed the UC admissions but im anxious to know whether this will hurt my application or not.

Ms. Sunreply
November 29, 2022 at 10:23 am
– In reply to: Cameron B

I can’t tell if you actually entered in the coursework/grades wrong based on your description. From what I can tell, GPA calculation is done automatically based on how information is entered, so if your repeat didn’t match the term of the non-passing grade, then your GPA would likely be incorrect.

Stephaniereply
November 29, 2022 at 1:36 pm

Hello. So I submitted my application today and realized after that I did not include my planned Economics course, which would allow me to fulfill my A-G requirements. What should I do? It does not let me go back and change it, and I am worried that I will be denied from all the schools I applied to because of this.

Ms. Sunreply
November 29, 2022 at 2:34 pm
– In reply to: Stephanie

The UCs keep changing the rules about if/when the application can be changed. Your best bet is to contact the UC Application Center to get the current information; go to the UC Application login page and scroll down to “Getting help” for the contact information.

Willreply
November 29, 2022 at 9:14 pm

When I went to submit my application it said that I had not fulfilled the A-G requirement for History/Social Science. I checked all my classes and I should be in the clear for those requirements. I submitted the application because I thought there was nothing I could do. Is there a problem with the application? I’m stressing out because I’ve done everything I needed to do but I feel like they will automatically reject my application because of something wrong with the application itself. Please help.

Ms. Sunreply
November 29, 2022 at 9:30 pm
– In reply to: Will

If you attended a California high school, then the A-G categorization is done automatically when you choose from the pre-populated course list. If you attended a high school outside of California, then it’s up to you to correctly categorize your coursework. I don’t know what your situation is so I’m not sure what went wrong. You can log back into your UC Application to look at the A-G categorization for your coursework to try to figure out the problem.

Jamesreply
November 29, 2022 at 9:59 pm

I accidentally put that I did the same class two years in a row instead of differentiating them, is there a way I can edit that?

Ms. Sunreply
November 29, 2022 at 10:14 pm
– In reply to: James

The UCs keep changing the rules about if/when the application can be changed. Your best bet is to contact the UC Application Center to get the current information; go to the UC Application login page and scroll down to “Getting help” for the contact information.

Raereply
November 29, 2022 at 10:21 pm

Hi Ms. Sun, for one of my high school classes in 9th grade, “Get Focused Stay Focused,” instead of “No Course” for the first semester and “A” for the second semester, I accidentally put “A”s for both semesters. I cannot change it since I already submitted my application. If I am contacting each of the campuses I applied to, should I just do so via email (which some schools don’t have) or call UC Application Center directly? Or should I call each of the campus admissions? Since it seems many of the UCs don’t accept changes to the academic section, should I only be worried about this if I get accepted and asked for my official transcripts? I am very confused as to how/who to contact to report my mistake. Thanks.

Ms. Sunreply
November 29, 2022 at 10:28 pm
– In reply to: Rae

When you contact the UC Application Center, you’ll get an email back with instructions on how to send corrections to each UC campus (some UCs will not accept corrections, which will be noted on the email).

Isareply
November 30, 2022 at 6:34 pm

I submitted my UC yesterday, but was just made a aware that a class I was taking was at the community college (a non transferable course) was worth 5 credits, after I had imputed 10 on my application because it was listed that way on my high school transcript. What do you suggest I do? Will this error impact my admissions decision?

Ms. Sunreply
December 1, 2022 at 10:31 am
– In reply to: Isa

Something like that is not likely to make difference given the way the applications are reviewed. But you should contact the UC Application Center (go to the UC Application login page and scroll down to “Getting help” for the contact information) to get instructions on how to submit corrections.

Rossreply
December 1, 2022 at 2:24 am

After submitting my transfer application for UCSB, I realized I had left 2 classes out on the coursework section. One class was a summer off-season water polo training class that only counts for 0.5 credits, but it still counts towards my GPA. I received an ‘A’ so it would only help my GPA. The other class was a math support for the calculus class I was in. It was a 1 credit course but it was also a Pass or Fail course (which I passed) and does not count toward my GPA. What should I do and will this affect my admission to the school? (I am also part of the TAG program, I don’t know if that changes anything).

Ms. Sunreply
December 1, 2022 at 10:34 am
– In reply to: Ross

According to instructions sent out by the UC Application Center, UCSB is not taking any corrections. You can try to contact the admissions office after you set up your applicant portal (I believe that will become available in January).

Melaniereply
December 1, 2022 at 4:22 am

Hello. I’ve been desperately trying to figure out what to do after realizing that only one of my awards were saved in my application out of 12 others, which It’ll completely mess up my chances of getting admitted.

Ms. Sunreply
December 1, 2022 at 10:37 am
– In reply to: Melanie

Most UCs will not accept corrections to the “Activities & awards” section of the application. You can contact the UC Application Center (go to the UC Application login page and scroll down to “Getting help” for the contact information) to find out if/when you can send corrections.

Sergioreply
December 1, 2022 at 8:40 am

Hi Ms. Sun, when I submitted my application it asked me formy method to pay. I clicked on the online method to pay with my credit car but it sent me to a seperate link and it said error on my screen. When I logged back into my account it said that I already payed for my application but it also says pending for my credit card. I read that I have to wait 2-3 days and log back in to see about my payment information. I just logged in but it still says pending and I have no clue how to pay because I dont know if they went through or not.

Ms. Sunreply
December 1, 2022 at 10:44 am
– In reply to: Sergio

As long as you see an UC Application ID after you log in, your application was submitted. The payment system takes at least two days, if not three or four days, to reset, so you just need to log in every day to check, and pay whenever that option becomes available.

Chrisreply
December 1, 2022 at 7:02 pm

Hi Ms. Sun. I submitted my UC transfer application, but I forgot to include a college course that I took in high school worth 3 credits and I received an A. This course is from my current community college. In my application, I recorded that I was enrolled in my college from fall 2022 to spring 2023, but in my transcript, this course will be reported as the only course taken in spring 2021. Will this look bad or hurt my chances of admission?

Ms. Sunreply
December 1, 2022 at 10:33 pm
– In reply to: Chris

I would recommend that you contact the UC Application Center (go to the UC Application login page and scroll down to “Getting help” for the contact information) to get instructions on how to submit corrections. Having a college course added would increase the rigor of your course load and improve your GPA.

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