Updated UC Freshman Admission Decision Timeline


I discovered a post on College Confidential from a self-proclaimed UCLA insider stating that UCLA will release freshman decisions this Friday (3/22/2019). The date of the post is pretty close to when Alumni Association does the scholarship orientation (I’ve been to a few, and the orientation does provide the freshman decision date in the scholarship application review timeline; I lost that source of information because UCLA got really hostile toward me and I no longer participate in volunteering activities with the Alumni Association).

I suspect UCSD will release decisions around the same time as UCLA. I had previously mentioned the Annual Report on Undergraduate Admissions Requirements and Comprehensive Review that was released April 2018. If you read the report, you would’ve seen, on page 43 of the PDF file, that UCSD had implemented steps for “greater utilization of the shared scores from UCLA enabled the campus to meet the admission release deadline of mid-March.”

UCSB has confirmed freshman decision release date of tomorrow (3/19/2019). The information is posted on the admissions website.

UCI has not confirmed decision release date yet. The overall speculation from various internet sources is that UCI may release tomorrow (3/19/2019) like UCSB or this Friday (3/22/2019) with UCLA.

Original Post from March 4, 2019:

Below is the preliminary timeline of when you can expect to find your freshman admission decision online from each UC campus. Some campuses have confirmed decision release dates (often posted within your applicant portal); for campuses that do not have confirmed decision release dates, I added anticipated dates based on the decision dates from last year.

For the most up-to-date known decision release dates, see Freshman Application Timeline – UC Decisions.

You will receive an email from the 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 goes out). 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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