UCSD Waitlist Fall 2019 Transfer


Did you call them yet? If you haven’t already, I would suggest that you WAIT until you know the waitlist decision. Don’t give them more reason to deny you right now…Once they finalize the SIR’s and start pulling from the waitlist, I imagine (and this is totally my opinion, nothing to back it) that they’ll be more lenient with bad grades, dropped classes etc. because by the time they’re going to the waitlist, they’re going to be merely filling seats up. They’ve already reviewed your application just like the others.

Like Imagine this scenario: You’re a Global Health major on the waitlist with a 3.1, you get off the waitlist during your spring quarter (yay) but then your spring grades come out early June and you have 2 F’s (not yay). BUT there are still two unfilled spots for that global health major, and if UCSD doesn’t fill the spots, then they are missing out on big time money. I mean this is probably the worst possible scenario with the best possible outcome, but still.

EDIT: DO notify if/when you are taken off the waitlist IMMEDIATELY. I don’t see you having any problem though since they are both acceptable pre-reqs. Just let them know so they don’t suspect any shadiness on your part once you send in your final transcripts and there’s a class they don’t know about.

@queen_ofthenorth since they both are requisites I can’t see why it would be an issue. But you definitely should email them.

I called the admissions office and spoke to someone (I’m pretty sure he was a student). He told me that my situation shouldn’t be an issue at all as long as the class I’m in satisfies the same req, and it does. There isn’t a place to report that change or submit my winter quarter grades. I wanted to submit my winter quarter grades since I got a 4.0 which bounced up my gpa, but they said they’ll ask if they need them. I’m worried I won’t get off the waitlist because of my gpa. It was a pretty casual conversation; they didn’t ask for my name or anything. I also asked if waitlisted people get guaranteed housing and he wasn’t sure. However he did say that in his personal experience, he knows people that have found off-campus housing as late as the end of July. I thought that might be good to know.

CCC Transfer Student
GPA: 3.45
Major: Environmental Chem/Chem
Accepted: UCSC, UCSB
Denied: UCLA
Waitlisted: UCSD
Pre-reqs: all finished except differential equations

Haven’t really seen any other chem majors get accepted either

@lunaxoxo No, you’re right - I don’t recall seeing too many chemistry majors, and I haven’t seen many Bio majors either…Human Biology in particular.

@savetherhinos: Most schools will tell you that you are waitlisted but give you the option to accept the waitlist or not. UCSD requires you to opt in.

Did everyone on the waitlist opt into the waitlist, or did UCSD put you on the waitlist? I did not get in but was able to “opt in” to be on the waitlist. This is strange for me cuz I thought the schools put you on the waitlist. Anyone know how it works for UCSD?

@Gumbymom thanks! I was worried I was on some sort of secondary waitlist. I’m an ecology, evolution and behavior major. I haven’t seen any acceptances or rejection posts on my major. Does anyone know the acceptance rates on this major??? I really want to go to UCSD cuz of all the internship and volunteer opportunities at the wild animal park, zoo and sea world.

@savetherhinos check out this link. It says 33% of applicants were admitted Fall 2018.

Edit: I should be more specific. 33% of transfer applicants, not all applicants

If I submit my SIR to a CSU, does that automatically rescind my UC offers? Or can I submit my SIR to a CSU & a UC?

@savetherhinos No it does not rescind your other offers. If you decide not to attend the CSU however, you do not get your deposit money back.

The schools actually recommend that waitlisted students SIR elsewhere

@savetherhinos You can do both.

So do people come off the UCSD waitlist by lottery or do they review the applications once more?

@Ohm888 I believe that students can only SIR to one school.

@hgtvaddict No, you can SIR to one to meet the deadline…and then later choose to SIR to a different college if you change your mind. You must notify the school though that you have decided not to attend. You also do not get back your deposit.

@hgtvaddict CSU is not part of the UC system.

@Ohm888 I realize that. I was still under the impression that you can not give a statement of intent to register to both. I heard this at a college info night at my kids’ high school. Perhaps they were incorrect, or I might have heard incorrectly.

@hgtvaddict you cannot SIR to two at the same time. So if you SIR to one and you get off wait list for another, you can SIR to the second, but immediately also withdraw from the first.

Thank you @kristinpete, @CAtransplant, and @Ohm888 for the clarification.

@Ohm888 Do you know how UCSD accepts people off the waitlist? Do they accept the most qualified from it? Do they randomly pull people like a lottery?