UC Admissions Policies Update (Freshman and Transfer)

The UC admissions policies come into existence through a systemwide academic senate and each campus layers additional policies on top that are created through its own academic senate. Here are the places you go to find out what the policies are and how they are set (and/or how they are changing). You can also find links to instructions on making a public records request for unpublished information (toward the end of this post).

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UC Academic Senates

UC SystemBoard of Admissions and Relations with Schools (BOARS) Reports (there is a list of admissions policies reports here; note the mo/yr date at the end of each report link to locate the most recent reports)

BerkeleyAdmissions, Enrollment, and Preparatory Education (AEPE) Committee (see under “Related Documents” for the most recent reports).

DavisAdmissions & Enrollment Committee (see under “Reports” for the most recent reports)

IrvineCouncil on Undergraduate Admissions & Relations with Schools (CUARS) (click on “Annual Reports” toward the top of the page for the most recent reports from each committee)

UCLACommittee on Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools (CUARS) (no reports; you may be able to request additional information through public records access – see below, although UCLA is notorious for not complying with such requests)

MercedAdmissions and Financial Aid Subcommittee (no reports; you may be able to request additional information through public records access – see below)

RiversideUndergraduate Admissions Committee (check the current “Committee Members Handbook” for admissions policies)

San DiegoStanding Committee – Admissions (no reports here, find News & Announcements; Issues Under Review; and Reports & Recommendations on the Senate Homepage)

Santa BarbaraCommittee on Admissions, Enrollment & Relations with Schools (no reports here; find a consolidated archive of annual reports from all committees here)

Santa CruzCommittee on Admissions and Financial Aid (CAFA) (there is a link to an admissions policy archive)

UC Public Records Request

The UCs are supposed to furnish admissions policy information and admissions data under state law, but that doesn’t mean they always comply.

Review the Office of Public Records guidelines for access from the UC Office of General Counsel for how you can request information access. To request access to campus-specific information, contact the Information Practices/Public Records Coordinator at each UC campus.


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