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 You can also find links to instructions on making a public records request for unpublished information (toward the end of this post).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 (look under “Committee Resources, Documents, and Links” for the most recent admissions policies reports).

DavisAdmissions & Enrollment Committee (look under “Annual Reports” for the most recent admissions policies reports)

IrvineCouncil on Undergraduate Admissions & Relations with Schools (CUARS) (look in “Senate Annual Reports” for the most recent admissions policies reports)

UCLACommittee on Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools (CUARS) (no admissions policies reports; see below for procedures to request information through public records access; although UCLA is notorious for not complying with such requests)

MercedAdmissions and Financial Aid Subcommittee (look in “AFAS Meeting Schedule, Agendas & Minutes” for minutes that document the admissions policy changes being discussed)

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

San DiegoStanding Committee – Admissions (look under “News & Announcements,” “Issues Under Review,” and “Reports & Recommendations” for admissions policy changes being discussed or announced)

Santa BarbaraCommittee on Admissions, Enrollment & Relations with Schools (look in “Annual Reports” for the most recent admissions policies reports)

Santa CruzCommittee on Admissions and Financial Aid (CAFA) (look in “Annual Reports” for admissions policy changes being discussed or announced)

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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