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Update from UC Admissions

Waitlists UCLA this year will join other campuses in implementing a waitlist process. All campuses except Merced will use waitlists for their freshman pools. Irvine and San Diego also will have a transfer waitlist; Davis and Riverside are considering the option for transfers.

What students need to know:

  • They might receive waitlist offers from more than one campus. Students may accept as many waitlist 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 by the stated deadline. Instructions for doing so will be included with the waitlist notification.

  • Freshman waitlist opt-in deadline: April 15

  • Transfer waitlist opt-in deadline: May 15

  • Even if they accept a waitlist offer at a UC campus (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 to ensure they can attend in the fall. If they later accept an offer of admission from a UC campus where they have been wait-listed, they will forfeit their deposit at the first campus and must submit an additional SIR and deposit.

  • Wait-listed freshman applicants will be notified of their status no later than June 1; wait-listed transfer applicants, by July 1.

  • UCLA and UC Santa Barbara will send preliminary financial aid awards to students who opt in to the waitlist. UC San Diego will provide financial aid awards once students are admitted. For all other campuses, preliminary awards will be sent at the time students are notified of waitlist offers.

  • 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.

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