The appeal and/or waitlist opt-in deadline is Monday, April 15, 2019 (except appeal for Berkeley and Irvine, which is due on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, and the Santa Cruz waitlist opt-in and appeal, for which the deadlines have already passed).
Make sure the content of your appeal meets the specified requirements of the UC campus before you send it out. Check my UC Freshman Appeal Guide for appeal instructions and appeal writing guidelines.
Have questions about the waitlist? See my UC Freshman Waitlist Information + Waitlist Statement Guideline for the waitlist policy at each UC campus and waitlist statement writing guidelines.
Trying to gauge your chance of coming off the waitlist and/or getting admitted from appeal? Look at the UC Waitlist/Appeal/Cancellation Numbers I have compiled.
UCs do not “compare notes” so you can opt-in onto the waitlist for and/or appeal to as many campuses as you want. If you are on the waitlist, you can still file an appeal with Irvine, Riverside, and Santa Barbara (Santa Cruz as well, but the deadline passed already).
Whether you decide to opt-in onto the waitlist and/or appeal the admission decision, you should commit to a college where you were admitted or apply to community college if you intend to transfer later (apply now as most community colleges have begun accepting applications for Summer/Fall 2019 enrollment). There is no guarantee that you will be admitted from the waitlist and/or appeal, so you need to proceed with a backup plan.
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