Student Affairs – Enrollment Services
Fact Sheet: Fall 2021 Transfer Waitlist
Transfer Waitlist Information
All UC campuses except Merced are using a waitlist process for transfer applicants to manage their enrollments. Waitlist processes may differ by campus. Specific campus information is outlined below.
Deadline to accept waitlist invitation: May 15
• Davis requires submission of a statement and updated coursework to opt-in
• Berkeley may offer spring admission in some majors
• Berkeley and UCLA provide the option of writing a statement and updating coursework
Waitlist Admission Decision Release Timeline
Campuses generally plan to release admission decisions from the waitlist between June 1 and July 31.
Campuses have the flexibility to release admission decisions prior to June 1 and may not release the waitlist until after July 31.
Financial Aid Offer for Waitlist Admits
For most campuses, financial aid packaging will be not available at the time of waitlist invitation; however, if admitted, award packaging will be made available in accordance with campus policies and procedures providing that the applicant has submitted the FASFA by the deadline. A financial aid offer will be provided for all applicants who are admitted from the waitlist
for all campuses who will provide students admitted from the waitlist with a preliminary financial aid award.
Waitlist SIR Deadline
Campuses are allowed to establish their deadline to accommodate their unique campus needs.
Campuses generally use between a three (3) and seven (7) day deadline.
Transfer Waitlist Appeals
Merced and Santa Cruz allow waitlisted students to appeal their admission decision. The other campuses do not.
Transfer Admission Appeal Information
All UC campuses will accept/review appeals when a student has not been offered admission. However, it’s important for students to understand that each application is given a thorough/careful review. Therefore, if a student chooses to submit an appeal he/she must provide new and compelling information for further consideration.
Appeal Submission Deadline
May 15 for all campuses except:
• Santa Barbara (June 15)
• Santa Cruz (14 days from the date the denial was posted on my.ucsc.edu)
Note: Timelines may be subject to change. For current information, please contact individual UC campuses.
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