Admissions decisions

If you are a fall-term freshman applicant, each campus you applied to during the filing period generally will notify you whether you have been admitted between March 1-31.

If you are a transfer applicant, the campuses may notify you anytime between March 1 and May 1. You can refer to each campus's admissions website for more information about notification.

These notification dates apply only to applicants for the fall term who file during the November 1–30 filing period. Fall applicants who file late or applicants for winter or spring should contact the campus admissions office regarding admission notification periods.

Provisional admission

Offers of admission are provisional until the campus receives your final official transcript and verifies successful completion of all coursework required for UC eligibility. Each campus provides newly admitted students with conditions for admissions that must be satisfied prior to enrollment at the University.

Freshman applicants

Both the subject requirement and the examination requirement must be completed no later than the date of your high school graduation. If any information on your application is found to be incomplete or inaccurate or if your performance drops significantly during the senior year, the offer of admission may be revoked.

Transfer applicants

The final, official transcript UC receives from the institution from which you are transferring must indicate that you are in good standing. If you are not in good standing, the offer of admission may be withdrawn.

Review of admission decisions

Our campuses review each applicant's record thoroughly, and admission decisions are rarely reversed. However, students who are not admitted may request a review of the decision if they believe there was an error in the evaluation or can provide new and compelling information not included in the initial application. Each campus has specific procedures to handle such appeals. Contact the campus admissions office for information.

Acceptance of admission

Each campus that accepts you for admission will issue you a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) form or direct you to a website where you can declare your intent to register. Use this form or website to indicate whether you accept or decline the admission offer.

You are strongly encouraged to wait until you hear from each campus you have applied to before you declare your intent to register.

  • Students who are admitted as fall-term freshmen must submit the SIR by May 1
  • Transfer students admitted for fall must submit it by June 1

For most campuses, the SIR submission process is online. However, if you are required to mail a paper SIR form, it must be postmarked by these dates. Applicants admitted at a later date or for the winter or spring term should respond by the deadline indicated in the offer of admission.

You may accept admission to one campus only. You may not transfer your acceptance from one campus to another after you declare your intent to register. A $250 nonrefundable deposit must accompany your acceptance.


Fall-term freshman applicants will receive waitlist offers by the end of March, with an opt-in deadline of April 15. Freshman students will be notified of their final status by June 1.

Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Diego have transfer waitlists for select majors and will extend waitlist offers by the end of April, with an opt-in deadline of May 15. Transfer students will be notified of their final status by July 1.

You can accept waitlist offers from multiple campuses, but you can only accept one offer of admission.

Even if you accept a waitlist offer at a UC campus, you should submit a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) to ensure you have a place to attend in the fall.