@mapletree18: Yes, UCI will consider your Senior grades however, having good grades Senior year is not a new and compelling basis for an appeal.
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, and that clearly shows the student to be stronger than had been earlier evidenced. Please note: high grades received in the senior year, recently acquired awards, or an increase in activities are not a basis for the reversal of a decision.
Please be advised that if the applicant is admitted via appeal after orientation/advising programs have occurred, arrangements will be made to attend the programs at a later date. A further consideration is that once the initial SIR deadline (May 1 for freshman applicants; June 1 for transfer applicants) has passed, on-campus housing is no longer guaranteed for applicants accepting an admission offer after those dates.
PLEASE NOTE: It is very important all materials sent for review are uploaded at one time. Due to the amount of paperwork received by the office and also the ongoing appeal review process, any paperwork submitted separately WILL NOT be merged with the original appeal for review.
Freshmen Selection Appeal
Upload the following items by May 1 and include student name and Application ID number on each sheet of materials submitted:
- Letter of appeal clearly stating new and compelling information for appeal consideration, written and signed by the applicant
- High school transcript from most recent term; please note the transcript must have course information and grades from fall semester of your senior year and any additional semesters available at the time of appeal
- Other additional documentation
- Letters of recommendation are NOT REQUIRED unless requested by our staff to support appeal information