Appeal of Admission Cancellation or Notice of Intent to Cancel
Admission cancellation or a Notice of Intent to Cancel occurs when students fail to meet the requirements of the Conditions of Admission Contract. In most cases, this falls in one of three categories: (1) missed deadline (e.g., official records are not received by a required date, did not complete Statement of Intent to Register by the deadline); (2) academic performance shortfall (e.g., an unapproved change in planned academic course occurs or performance within the approved course schedule is below expectations); and (3) falsification of applicant information.
Appeals of Cancellation or Intent to Cancel will only be accepted if submitted through this website. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure only one, complete appeal is submitted for consideration. The CARC may deny an appeal due to lack of completeness or if submitted after the deadline.
Appeal Deadline: For an appeal of admission cancellation, students will have 14 calendar days from the date the cancellation notice is sent to the individual’s personal email. For a Notice of Intent to Cancel, the student will have 7 days from the date the notice is sent to the individual's personal and UCSC email currently on file.
Appeal Response: The decision regarding a student’s complete cancellation appeal will normally be communicated within 14 to 28 calendar days by email. In rare circumstances when additional information is required, or resolution of the appeal review may take longer, Undergraduate Admissions will inform the student of this within 28 calendar days of the receipt of the appeal.
Missed Deadline Appeal Content: The student must include a statement explaining why the deadline was missed, and ensure that all missing official record(s) (e.g., official transcripts and test scores) are received by Undergraduate Admissions by the appeal deadline. The appeal, official records, and relevant documentation supporting the effort to submit records prior to the missed deadline, must be received by the appeal deadline.
Submission of official records: An official transcript is one that is sent directly to Undergraduate Admissions from the institution in a sealed envelope or electronically with appropriate identifying information and authorized signature.
Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), TOEFL, or IELTS exam results must be submitted directly to Undergraduate Admissions from the testing agencies.
Academic Performance Shortfall Appeal Content: The student must include a statement of appeal. Any documentation relevant to the particular circumstances of the academic shortfall, if it exists, must be submitted along with the appeal. Appeals are expected to contain any required academic records, ,including high school/college transcripts and test scores (unofficial copies are acceptable if official copies have already been submitted and received by Undergraduate Admissions prior to the cancellation notice), as well as any relevant official documentation, and submitted by the appeal deadline.
Falsification Appeal Content: The student must include a letter of appeal including relevant information as to why the cancellation is inappropriate. Any supporting documentation that has direct bearing on the case must be included. Appeals are expected to contain any required academic records, including high school/college transcripts and test scores (unofficial copies are acceptable if official copies have already been submitted and received by Undergraduate Admissions prior to the cancellation notice), as well as any relevant official documentation, and submitted by the appeal deadline.
Appeals of admission cancellation related to the system-wide University of California verification process must be delivered to the University of California Office of the President according to their policies.