• After the application is submitted, only changes to contact information, updating self-reported test scores, and completion of payment for application fees can be made. Information on this process can be found here. Minor changes to activities, awards, volunteer work or employment are unlikely to have an impact on the admission decision.

    Updating test scores

    Students should update their highest self-reported ACT, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS,. and/or SAT subject test scores on the admission application as soon as they receive scores for the November and December test dates by logging in to their UC application. 

    Students are asked to release all official test scores from the testing agency. UC will use the highest scres from a single administration. There is no disadvantage to submitting  all scores. Some campuses may use sub-scores from different test dates to clear university or campus graduation requirements (dependent on individual campus policies). If the student chooses not to submit all official test scores, the student must ensure that official test scores sent match those reported on their UC application.

    Official score reports sent to one UC ampus are automatically available to all UC campuses to which a student applied.

    Instructions for cancelling or withdrawing an application

    If an applicant wants to cancel or withdraw their application from further consideration, each campus has specific instructions for how to do so. Instructions can be found at the link below.

    see campus instructions


    Waitlist Process


    All campuses, except Merced, will use waitlists for freshman applicants to manage their enrollments. Waitlist processes may differ by campus.


    waitlist process FAQs



    Fall 2019 Next Steps from Admission to Enrollment - Freshman - students admitted to a UC should check out this link.


    How to accept a UC admission offer


    Students can accept an admission offer by agreeing to the provisions/conditions outlined in the offer and submitting their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) with the SIR deposit to reserve their space at a campus. The SIR deposit is $250.  Some important things to keep in mind about accepting a UC admission offer:

    1. Students can accept only one admission offer from one UC campus.

    2. The SIR deposit is applied to the student's first enrollment term tuition. 

    3. Students that qualified for the UC application fee waiver will have the SIR deposit deferred until financial aid is disbursed.

    4. The SIR deposit is nonrefundable and non-transferable

    5. Orientation may be required at some UC campuses. Orientation is valuable to your student for familiarizing themselves with the campus and can be a great opportunity for them to meet new friends!  Students should review orientation options early to secure a date that best meets their schedule.

    6. A Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) for tuition determination purposes only may be required.