UC Freshman Admission Decision Timeline (Preliminary)

I have the most up-to-date known decision release dates (or projected release dates based on previous application cycles) posted here.

You will receive an email from the UC campus notifying you that your admission status has changed when the decision becomes available (occasionally there is a 1-2 day delay between when the decision becomes available and when the email arrives). You usually have to log into the online system to check your admission decision (some UC campuses may state the decision within the email). All UCs will send admissions packets to admitted students; campuses will NOT mail letters to students who are NOT admitted.

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May 13, 2020 at 6:57 pm

Will UC San Diego let students defer for a year?

Ms. Sunreply
May 13, 2020 at 9:09 pm
– In reply to: Sally

Request for deferment is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and you usually need good reason (such as severe medical condition or active military duty). You can make a request and see if UCSD will grant it.

May 15, 2020 at 8:06 pm

Will waitlist acceptancees receive admission packets in the mail?

Ms. Sunreply
May 16, 2020 at 10:52 am
– In reply to: Dan

I don’t know the answer to that. Typically you have a very short window to accept the offer (3-5 days), so it’s not practical to wait for the admission packet. If you just want it as a memento, wait a week (that’s usually how long it takes for the packet to arrive) and if you don’t see it, call the admissions office to ask for one (I’d expect the campus where you SIR’ed will be happy to send you one, but maybe not the ones that you declined).

May 16, 2020 at 1:46 pm

Oh, okay. Thanks! I’m still deciding whether I want to accept the offer but it has always been a dream of mine to receive an acceptance card from ucla so I was just wondering.

Ms. Sunreply
May 17, 2020 at 10:41 am
– In reply to: Dan


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