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 You can also find links to instructions (toward the end of this post) on how to make public records requests for unpublished information.
UC Academic Senates
UC System – Board 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)
Berkeley – Admissions, Enrollment, and Preparatory Education (AEPE) Committee (look under “Committee Resources, Documents, and Links” for the most recent admissions policies reports).
Davis – Admissions & Enrollment Committee (look under “Annual Reports” for the most recent admissions policies reports)
Irvine – Council on Enrollment Management and Admissions (CEMA) (look in “Senate Annual Reports” for the most recent admissions policies reports)
UCLA – Committee 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)
Merced – Admissions and Financial Aid Subcommittee (look in “AFAC Meeting Schedule, Agendas & Minutes” for minutes that document the admissions policy changes being discussed)
Riverside – Undergraduate Admissions Committee (look in “Meetings” for minutes that document the admissions policy changes being discussed)
San Diego – Standing Committee – Admissions (look under “News & Announcements,” “Issues Under Review,” and “Reports & Recommendations” for admissions policy changes being discussed or implemented)
Santa Barbara – Committee on Admissions, Enrollment & Relations with Schools (look in “Annual Reports” for the most recent admissions policies reports)
Santa Cruz – Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid (CAFA) (look in “Annual Reports” for admissions policy changes being discussed or implemented)
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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