The transfer appeal and/or waitlist opt-in deadline for most UCs is on Monday, May 15, 2023. Exceptions include appeal for San Diego, which has a deadline of May 12, 2023; appeal for Santa Barbara, which has a deadline of June 15, 2023; waitlist opt-in for Santa Cruz, which has a deadline of seven (7) calendar days from the date of waitlist invitation; and appeal for Santa Cruz, which has a deadline of fourteen (14) calendar days from the date the denial of admission was posted.
Have questions about the waitlist? See my UC Transfer Waitlist Information + Waitlist Statement Guideline for waitlist resources and guidelines.
Make sure the content of your appeal meets the specified requirements of the UC campus before you send it out. Check my UC Transfer Appeal Guide for appeal resources and 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 multiple campuses. 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. There is no guarantee that you will be admitted from the waitlist and/or appeal; you need to move forward with a backup plan.
Need help coping with the decisions? Learn how to objectively evaluate your situation outside of the admission decisions with Reading List After Unfavorable Admission Decisions.
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