UC Duplicate SIR/Withdrawing SIR

Did you SIR with more than one UC? Not sure how to deal with the backup UC SIR when you are admitted from the waitlist or appeal? Fear not, follow my recommendations below!

Multiple UC SIRs

If you SIR’ed with more than one UC campus, you may hear from the system about canceling the duplicate SIR(s). Don’t panic when you hear from the UCs, just cancel the extra SIRs by following the instructions here (instructions for withdrawing the SIR should be the same as or very similar to withdrawing the UC Application) and you will be fine.

How to Withdraw SIR from a Backup UC

If you SIR’ed with a backup UC and you were admitted to another UC from waitlist or appeal that you wish to attend instead, SIR with the new UC first. Once you have confirmation and everything is set in motion (housing, orientation, etc.), withdraw your SIR from the previous UC by following the instructions here (instructions for withdrawing the SIR should be the same as or very similar to withdrawing the UC Application).

The waitlist is set up to benefit the UCs (enrollment management), not to benefit you. To the extent that you are not malicious in your intent (for example, not canceling any SIRs you have no intention of honoring just because you can), protect your own interest first and foremost. That means clinching the SIR from the new campus before you let go of the old one (but do let go of the old one, help a fellow student get off the waitlist!).

The waitlist process is messed up and painful for everyone involved and the UCs (thankfully) do acknowledge that. Don’t feel bad. Get things moving as quickly as you can (SIR at new campus -> check financial aid -> apply for housing -> register for orientation -> cancel old SIR) then run out to celebrate once the dust settles!

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March 22, 2024 at 1:24 pm

The link doesn’t provide proper information. What is the process to cancel already submitted SIR due to need to select a different UC ?

Ms. Sunreply
March 22, 2024 at 2:08 pm
– In reply to: megan

The UCs probably won’t post that information until late April or early May. If you need with withdraw SIR now, look in the applicant portal for instructions (try the FAQ or Help) or contact the campus.

April 15, 2024 at 1:20 am

What if I change my mind after submitting a SIR for UCD? I learned some additional information that makes UCB a better fit for me. Is it too late to withdraw the SIR from UCD and SIR with UCB? Do all the UCs talk to each other? If I already SIR’d with one, does that mean the other offers are cancelled? Thank you!

Ms. Sunreply
April 15, 2024 at 1:56 am
– In reply to: Jill

You should be able to withdraw the Davis SIR and commit to Berkeley (assuming you didn’t already decline it) anytime before the SIR deadline. Generally your admission offer only expires when you decline or when the SIR deadline passed.

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