UC Duplicate SIR/Withdrawing SIR

If you SIR’ed with a backup UC and you were admitted to a “more desirable UC” later from waitlist or appeal, 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 these instructions.

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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