UC Transfer Appeal/Waitlist Opt-In Due Soon

The transfer appeal and/or waitlist opt-in deadline for most UCs is on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Exceptions include appeal for San Diego, where the deadline was moved up to May 3, 2024; appeal for Santa Barbara, which has a deadline of June 15, 2024; 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 Numbers I have compiled.

UCs do not “compare notes” so you can opt-in onto the waitlist at 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 offered admission. 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 my Reading List After Unfavorable Admission Decisions.

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May 15, 2024 at 7:04 pm

Hey Ms. Sun.

I ended up working with Angie Bates per your recommendation on my Appeal and i in my appeal i gave clear and compelling new information regarding personal issues affecting grades and 2 missing AP classes/exams on my app. Additionally, I had serious reason why my major applied to on my original app was not my decision and how I would like to be considered for a different major and with the reasoning I gave Ms. Bates we decided to go ahead through with writing about the major switch. Do you think the schools I appealed to will accept this notion of an appealed major switch. I appealed to UCSD (rejected) UCSB (rejected) UCLA (waiting) UCI (waiting) UCB (waiting).

Ms. Sunreply
May 17, 2024 at 8:26 am
– In reply to: Khal

You can make the request but whether to take that request into consideration is at the discretion of each campus.

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