If you did not submit your application for next fall’s enrollment to us during the normal filing period of November 1–30, you need to explain in this appeal why you missed the filing deadline and why our admissions staff should review your late application. If you are a current UC applicant who added UCI as a campus choice after November 30, this appeal also applies. Submission of this appeal does not guarantee your admission to UCI.
Not being offered admission to UCI isn’t the end of the road!
There is an opportunity to appeal our admissions decision.
We believe in second chances.
Each year, many applicants are not offered admission. If you either have been denied admission to UCI or need an extension on a deadline to apply, you can request an appeal.
Applicants who are denied admission and applicants who are offered but decline a spot on the waitlist are eligible to submit this appeal. If you want the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to reevaluate its decision of your application, you need to submit new and compelling evidence not previously included on your initial application.
Applicants who accept their waitlist offer by submitting a Statement of Intent to Participate (SIP) will not be considered for an appeal. Submission of this appeal does not mean admission will be granted.
If you are a freshman or transfer applicant and you wish to file a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) to UCI after your respective May 1 or June 1 deadline has passed, you must provide solid reasoning in this appeal to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as to why you should be allowed to submit a late SIR after the publicized deadline.
If the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has formally withdrawn your offer of admission to UCI, you have two weeks from your notification of our decision to submit this appeal. As part of the appeal, you must provide evidence that would cause us to reconsider our decision.