Since decision time is coming up for UC San Diego, I have started the Waitlist/Appeal Discussion thread.
Waitlist timeline: Admits on May 9 and May 18. Some rejections May 23. Short listed admits May 17. Final rejections on June 18-30.
2022 Preliminary Data from UC Conference:
Offers/Opt in: 36137
2021 Common Data Set Waitlist:
Number of qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list:25,419
Number accepting a place on the waiting list:8,835
Number of wait-listed students admitted:0
Number of qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list:19,714
Number accepting a place on the waiting list:14,265
Number of wait-listed students admitted:5,282
Number of qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list:19976
Number accepting a place on the waiting list: 12426
Number of wait-listed students admitted: 4313
Applicants selected for Waitlist
Select applicants will be invited to opt in to our waitlist through their Applicant Portal .
Being on the waitlist does not guarantee an offer of admission. We strongly urge students to accept another university’s admission offer before the appropriate deadline to ensure they have secured a spot at an institution.
By June 30, final decisions will be released to applicants who opt in to the waitlist. There is no appeal process for the waitlist.
Appeals for Applicants Not Offered Admission or Waitlist
Every application to UC San Diego is reviewed thoroughly by at least two readers. Admission decisions are made carefully to meet the enrollment goals of the university. Therefore, successful appeals are very rare.
Applicants who have new and compelling academic information that was not presented in their original application, may submit an appeal through their Applicant Portal by April 15. No appeals will be accepted after the deadline.
Waitlisted students may not appeal.