UC will use Waitlist Again for Fall 2011 Admissions

Mar 8, 2011

The UC Office of the President, in an email blast to high school and independent counselors,

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announced that the UC will implement the waitlist process for fall 2011 admissions.  All campuses except Los Angeles and Merced will use waitlists for their freshman pools. Davis and San Diego will also have a transfer waitlist, and Irvine and Santa Cruz are considering the option for transfers.

Below are important instructions for high school seniors interested in UC.  Please read carefully and contact us if you have questions:

  • Students might receive waitlist offers from more than one campus. They may accept as many offers as they wish. Waitlist offers will be made by the end of March for freshman applicants and the end of April for transfers.
  • Once offered a spot on a waitlist, students must opt in. Instructions for doing so will be included with the waitlist notification.
  • Even if they accept a waitlist offer (or several), students should submit a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) by the stated deadline to a UC campus or other institution to which they have been accepted. If they later accept an offer of admission from a campus where they have been wait-listed, they will forfeit their deposit at the first campus.
  • Wait-listed freshman applicants will be notified of their status no later than June 1; wait-listed transfer applicants, by July 1.
  • Preliminary financial aid awards will be sent at the time students are notified of waitlist offers. Additionally, SIRs of wait-listed students will be considered on time for purposes of housing and orientation, provided they are submitted by the deadline stated in the offer of admission.
  • Eligible applicants who don’t receive an admission offer from any campus to which they applied will be in the referral pool, even if they are on the waitlist at another campus.
  • Campuses will still consider appeals. Applicants who feel they have grounds for an appeal should submit one, but they should keep in mind that the purpose of the appeals process is to deal with errors and compelling new information and hardship. Students cannot appeal for a spot on the waitlist.