Undergraduate Admissions occasionally receives appeals that do not fit in the categories described on the website, such as a missed deadline to accept a waitlist invitation or to submit a late application for admission.

Appeal Transmittal: A miscellaneous appeal must be submitted using this website. An appeal submitted by a person other than the applicant will not be considered.

Appeal Content: Provide a detailed explanation for the request and why your appeal should be considered.  Include all pertinent information to ensure a comprehensive review can be provided. 

Appeal Response: The decision regarding a student’s miscellaneous appeal will normally be completed within six weeks and communicated via email. In rare circumstances when additional information is required, resolution of the appeal review may take longer, and Undergraduate Admissions will inform the student of this within six weeks of the receipt of the appeal.  If additional information is requested and not provided in a timely manner, the appeal will not be reviewed.

Applicant Information

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Applicant Type

Reasons for Appeal - check all that apply

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Appeal to Submit an Application for Admission

Appeal Deadline: An appeal to submit a late application must be submitted no later than three months prior to the start of the quarter.

Appeal Content: Provide a detailed explanation for the request and why your appeal should be considered with the following information.

1. Reason for missed deadline

2. Reason why late application request should be considered

3. Date of birth

4. City of permanent residence

5. Intended major

6. Email address

7. Mailing address

8. List of all courses currently in-progress or planned

9. The University of California application number (If a University of California application has already been submitted and UC Santa Cruz is to be added).

For first-year applicants, the appeal package must also include the following. If any of this mandatory academic information is missing, the appeal is not complete and will not be considered.

  • Self-reported test scores (SAT/ACT scores, if taken)

  • Self reported TOEFL/IELTS scores (if required)

  • Self reported AP/IB exam scores, if taken

  • High school transcript(s), unofficial copies are acceptable

  • College transcript(s) from all institutions where the applicant was registered at any time, whether or not courses were completed, unofficial copies are acceptable

For transfer applicants, the appeal must also include the following. If any of this mandatory academic information is missing, the appeal is not complete and will not be considered.

  • College transcript(s) from all institutions where the applicant was registered at any time, whether or not courses were completed, unofficial copies are acceptable

  • Self reported TOEFL/IELTS scores (if required)

  • Self reported AP/IB exam scores, if taken

Appeal to Accept Waitlist Offer 

Appeal Deadline: An appeal to accept a waitlist offer must be submitted no later than May 1 for first year students and no later than June 1 for transfer students.

Appeal Content: Please provide a detailed explanation for the request and why your appeal should be considered.  Include all pertinent information to ensure a comprehensive review can be provided. 

Appeal to Submit Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) 

Appeal Deadline: An appeal to submit a late SIR must be submitted no later than 3 months prior to the start of the quarter.

Appeal Content: Provide a detailed explanation for the request and why your appeal should be considered with the following information.

  • High school transcript(s) with final grades, unofficial copies are acceptable (Freshman only)

  • College transcript(s) with final grades from all institutions where the applicant was registered at any time, whether or not courses were completed, unofficial copies are acceptable

Appeal for Admission Deferment (to Winter 2022 or Fall 2022)

Appeal Deadline: Deferral requests must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the start of the quarter and will only be considered from students who have already submitted a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR)  to UC Santa Cruz and have met all the conditions of admission. Students unable to SIR are encouraged to apply for the next application cycle. 

Appeal Content: Provide a detailed explanation for the request and why your appeal should be considered with the following information.

  • High school transcript(s) with final grades, unofficial copies are acceptable (Freshmen only)

  • College transcript(s) with final grades from all institutions where the applicant was registered at any time, whether or not courses were completed, unofficial copies are acceptable

Appeal to Apply as a Senior Applicant

Appeal Deadline: An appeal to submit an application must be submitted no later than 3 months prior to the start of the quarter.

Appeal Content: Provide a detailed explanation for the request and why your appeal should be considered with the following information.

  1. Intended major

  2. Email address

  3. Mailing address

  4. List of all courses currently in-progress or planned

The appeal must also include the following information. If any of this mandatory academic information is missing, the appeal is not complete and will not be considered.

  • College transcript(s) from all institutions where the applicant was registered at any time, whether or not courses were completed, unofficial copies are acceptable

  • Self reported TOEFL/IELTS scores (if required)

  • Self reported AP/IB exam scores, if taken

Appeal to Apply as a Second Baccalaureate Applicant

Appeal Deadline: An appeal to submit an application must be submitted no later than 3 months prior to the start of the quarter.  

Appeal Content: Provide a detailed explanation for the request and why your appeal should be considered with the following information.

  1. Intended major

  2. Email address

  3. Mailing address

  4. List of all courses currently in-progress or planned

The appeal must also include the following information. If any of this mandatory academic information is missing, the appeal is not complete and will not be considered.

  • College transcript(s) from all institutions where the applicant was registered at any time, whether or not courses were completed, unofficial copies are acceptable

  • Self reported TOEFL/IELTS scores (if required)

  • Self reported AP/IB exam scores, if taken

Please note: the Baskin School of Engineering is not accepting Second Baccalaureate Applicants.

Statement of Appeal - 500 word limit

Please provide a detailed explanation for the request and why your appeal should be considered.  Include all pertinent information to ensure a comprehensive review can be provided. 

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Coursework in Progress

Indicate the name of the institution (high school or college/university) where you are currently enrolled and then list the name of each course that you are currently enrolled in at that institution. If you are attending more than one institution, use the + sign to add another, following the same procedure.

Institution Name

Courses

Upload Academic Records

For First-Year Students: Upload a copy of your high school transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable) that includes your fall grades. For students who have also completed college coursework, a copy of your collegiate record(s) must also be uploaded (unofficial copies are also acceptable). Include copies of your self-reported test scores (SAT/ACT scores (if taken), TOEFL/IELTS scores (if required), and AP/IB exam scores, if taken.

For Transfer Students: Upload transcripts from any collegiate institutions in which you have been registered/enrolled including fall and winter grades for the current academic year, if enrolled ) (unofficial copies are acceptable).

Include copies of your self-reported test scores (TOEFL/IELTS scores (if required), and AP/IB exam scores, if taken.

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