They might receive waitlist offers from more than one campus. Students can be on more than one waitlist, but they will only be allowed to accept one offer of admission.
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.
- Waitlist offers will be made by the end of March.
- The waitlist opt-in deadline is April 15 (for all participating campuses).
- Waitlist notification status will be made no later than June 1.
Even if they accept a waitlist offer at a UC campus, students should submit a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) to ensure they have a place to attend in the fall. If they later accept an offer of admission from a UC campus where they have been waitlisted, they will forfeit their deposit at the first campus and must submit an additional SIR and enrollment deposit to the “new” campus.
Most campuses will not have financial aid award packages available when a waitlist offer is made. However, financial aid awards will be made available in accordance with campus policies and procedures provided that the applicant has submitted the FASFA or California Dream Act application by the deadline.
SIRs of waitlisted 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.
California resident applicants who are guaranteed admission through ELC or the statewide admission index, and 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.
In short, make sure you submit your intention to the UC you desire to remain on the waitlist. In the end, make sure you still submit a deposit to a University you like, as you never know if the waitlist will come through. However, you must realize that you will lose you deposit if you are accepted off the waitlist and decide to enroll. Good luck and if you are still trying to make your final decision, feel free to get in touch.