From the UC Announcement- Admission Application Filing Extension for Students Affected by California Wildfires, received on November 15, 2018:
UC extends undergraduate application deadline for students affected by recent wildfires
As California continues to be ravaged by some of the worst wildfires in its history, UC will extend the undergraduate admission application filing deadline for students impacted by the wildfires and who request an extension.
Requesting an extension and fee waiver: If students are unable to complete the application by November 30, they can request an extension to December 15, 2018 by following the four steps below:
- Create a UC application account for admission to the Fall 2019 class.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org using the same address associated with their UC application.
- Use the subject line: “Extension Request – Weather/Fire Event”.
- Include the first and last name of the applicant as these appear on the UC application, the email address associated with the UC application, and the reason for the request.
An email confirmation should arrive within 5-7 business days after the submission of a request. The fee waiver will automatically apply to the student’s account and will cover the cost for up to 4 UC campuses.
Providing context: Students affected by recent natural disasters are encouraged to include relevant circumstances in the “Additional Comments” within the Personal Insight section of the application. Include details such as an inability to complete specific courses, a mid-year school change, or other conditions that may affect your academic profile. UC campuses will make allowances, if appropriate, for applicants affected by long-term impacts of their circumstances.
You can also find all of the above information, plus additional resources, in a PDF file from the UCs here.