UC Freshman and Transfer Waitlist/Appeal/Cancellation Numbers

Below is a consolidated list of past numbers (Fall 2014 and Fall 2015) for freshman and transfer applicants, and information on how to get the new waitlist/appeal numbers (Fall 2019 and later) I compiled.

Side note: The UCs didn’t used to publish these numbers anywhere (you could find freshman waitlist numbers on the Common Data Set for most UCs and there was a set of Fall 2017 cancellation numbers for freshman and transfer applicants disclosed during a UC Regents meeting). The numbers I got for Fall 2014 and Fall 2015 involved me raising my hand in a room full of counselors during the freshman and transfer UC Counselor Conference and asking the directors of admissions at each UC campus for them (while each of them stared daggers at me; for an explanation of my ongoing saga/conflict with the UCs, read my origin story). That is why there was a gap between Fall 2015 and Fall 2019.

Freshman Waitlist/Appeal/Cancellation Numbers

You can find the last two sets of complete waitlist/appeal/cancellation numbers I obtained here (Fall 2014) and here (Fall 2015). The UCs included complete waitlist and appeal numbers in their most recent campus update at the Fall 2019 and Fall 2020 UC Counselor Conferences. There were gaps in the waitlist and appeal numbers in their most recent campus update at the Fall 2021 UC Counselor Conference.

If you prefer to have the information handed to you on a platter, you can get a set of three neatly assembled decks (PDF files) from me for just $25 (Fall 2019 and Fall 2020 complete freshman admission stats, including waitlist/appeal numbers, plus Fall 2021 freshman admission stats, with my interpretation of the gaps) here (on the PayPal payment confirmation page, scroll down and click “Return to Merchant” button to access download – please note, purchase of a digital product is NONREFUNDABLE).

Transfer Waitlist/Appeal/Cancellation Numbers

You can find the last two sets of complete waitlist/appeal/cancellation numbers I obtained here (Fall 2014) and here (Fall 2015). Berkeley, UCLA, and Santa Barbara provided Fall 2019 waitlist and appeal numbers during the campus update at the May 2020 UC Ensuring Transfer Success. UCLA and Santa Barbara provided Fall 2020 waitlist and appeal numbers at the May 2021 UC Ensuring Transfer Success.

If you prefer to have the information handed to you on a platter, you can get the compiled information (PDF files) from me for just $25 (Fall 2019 waitlist/appeal numbers for Berkeley, UCLA, and Santa Barbara and Fall 2020 waitlist/appeal numbers for UCLA and Santa Barbara) here for $25 (on the PayPal payment confirmation page, scroll down and click “Return to Merchant” button to access download – please note, purchase of a digital product is NONREFUNDABLE).


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