Appeals to Admission Decisions
UCLA does not set aside space in our class for students who appeal admission decisions. Therefore, though all appeals are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, the number of decisions reversed on appeal is very low. We advise you to consider the following carefully before you decide to draft an appeal. Every denied application has gone through extensive reviews. Therefore, for an appeal to have merit it must bring to light new academic and personal information, as well as information pertaining to extenuating circumstances, that had not been present in the application—information that clearly shows the student to be stronger than had been earlier evidenced.
Submitting an Appeal
Fall Quarter 2013
Written appeals can be submitted online from Friday May 3, through Wednesday May 15 (5:00 p.m.). Late submissions or letters of recommendation will not be accepted.
It is our usual practice to respond to appeals within three (3) weeks of the date we receive them. However, we cannot guarantee a response by June 1, the date by which many institutions require their transfer applicants to make a commitment. We encourage applicants to consider all of their educational options carefully.