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.

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

Campus portals

By January, each campus you applied to will email you to create a username and password for access to the campus’ applicant portal. This is the site where the admission decision will be posted along with other important information. You should check each campus portal frequently.

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 admission that must be satisfied prior to enrollment at the University.

The subject 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.

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 offers you 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 freshmen for the fall term must submit the SIR by May 15. 

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 this date. 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 SIR from one campus to another after it's been submitted. A $250 non-refundable deposit is required with the SIR.


Fall-term freshman applicants will receive waitlist offers by the end of March, with an opt-in deadline of April 15 for most campuses. Waitlists could extend into the summer based on specific campus enrollment needs.

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 a college or university where you have been offered admission by May 15 to ensure you have a place to attend in the fall. UC campuses generally plan to release admission decisions from the waitlist between May and July.