UC Transfer Academic Update Priority Deadline is on Tuesday (1/31)!

Remember that the priority deadline for the Transfer Academic Update is on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. Final grades for Fall 2022 submitted by the deadline will be calculated into your GPA for admission evaluation. You may continue to update your grades, in-progress courses, and/or planned courses through the Transfer Academic Update until the end of March, but the UCs do not guarantee consideration for grades or changes submitted after the priority deadline.

Please note that ONLY FALL GRADES will be included in the GPA used for admission evaluation; any 2023 winter intersession or spring short term courses, even if the grades become available before January 31, 2023, will NOT be included in the GPA used for admission evaluation (although I recommend updating/including them, especially if they are for your major prerequisite requirements and/or can help boost your academic profile). To complete the Transfer Academic Update, simply log back into your UC Application.

Berkeley requires a separate update which can be accessed through MAP@Berkeley. Berkeley transfer applicants MUST complete BOTH the UC Transfer Academic Update and the MAP@Berkeley update in order to be considered for admission.

Keep in mind that some UC campuses may hold you accountable for planned summer courses (and cancel your admission offer when you don’t come through). Do NOT put down summer courses unless you know for sure that: 1) the courses will actually be offered, and 2) you are fully committed to completing the courses.

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January 30, 2023 at 10:36 pm

Hi. I am planning to do the TAU update. However my classes already started, so should I manually change the planned course to in progress? I am talking about the status of the classes for spring. Thank you!

Ms. Sunreply
January 31, 2023 at 2:15 pm
– In reply to: jack

It doesn’t really matter. If you want to be super accurate, you can change them to IP. Otherwise, leaving them as PL is fine.

February 1, 2023 at 3:26 am

Am I automatically rejected if I turned my TAU in a couple hours past the deadline? I’ve already sent in my application, TAG, and other requirements.

Ms. Sunreply
February 1, 2023 at 11:26 am
– In reply to: Ben

What I’m saying below is ALL SPECULATION based on how the transfer admission officers describe the TAU process.

It sounds like the TAU does get time-stamped, but the time-stamp does change every time you submit the TAU again (which is allowed and encouraged). Whether the system tracks if the original time-stamp was from before February 1 is not super clear (no one actually ever said one way or another). My guess is that you are fine, because it doesn’t sound like the transfer admission officers are necessarily scrutinizing the time-stamp (based on the way they talk about how they review applications). As long as your application is complete when they get to it, you should be ok. If they feel like there is information missing and send you a record request (usually asking for unofficial transcripts or explanation for gap in education), make sure you promptly respond to that request (that means you need to be keeping an eye on your email and check the spam folder, at least once every two days). If you don’t respond promptly, your application just falls into a “review later” pile and, generally, the later you get reviewed, the worst off you are (not because there is a predefined disadvantage, but just because humans naturally get more critical after they have seen a lot of stuff).

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