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UC Admission Question

csatcalcsatcal Registered User Posts: 90 Junior Member
edited July 2011 in UC Transfers
Suppose you are accepted to a UC and though you wish to attend, special circumstances (i.e. financial issues and please dont direct your answer on how to obtain financial assistance, not the question) hold you back from doing so. Does the school reserve a seat for you? Or would you have to re-apply? If in the case you do reapply (assuming under the same major), is it practically a readmittance or what?

Any knowledge and input on this would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Replies to: UC Admission Question

  • Ryan2136Ryan2136 - Posts: 396 Member
    when u submit your SIR you are officially a student at the school. so you can take a break if need be. its like a CC..u can come back 4 yrs later and continue
  • killmyentouragekillmyentourage Registered User Posts: 914 Member
    ^^^ That's wrong. Are you seriously responding?

    @OP Your question is referring to deferring enrollment. If you were to take a leave of absence from the UC (after you've already attended), then you would have an opportunity to apply for readmission, but that is a different case.

    Regarding deferment...

    UCB
    Generally, admitted students may not defer enrollment. However, the Colleges of Letters and Science, Engineering, Natural Resources and Environmental Design may offer spring admission to several hundred applicants whom the University was unable to accommodate for the fall semester. Most of these spaces are in the College of Letters and Science. In addition, students with special circumstances may write to the director of admissions (110 Sproul Hall #5800, Berkeley, CA 94720-5800) to defer admission to a later term; such requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    UCD
    The Deferred Enrollment Program allows newly admitted undergraduate students to postpone their initial enrollment at UC Davis for up to one year. The purpose of deferred enrollment is to allow students time to pursue opportunities that will assist them in clarifying their personal and educational goals (e.g., job opportunities, non-collegiate experience, and additional time to resolve personal or medical problems). Students are not allowed to enroll in another college or university during this time. Students can submit the deferred enrollment application and $60 fee through their MyAdmissions web page after they have submitted their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) by the deadline. In addition, students must also satisfy all University admission and entrance requirements, as well as UC Davis's campus selection criteria. The final deadline to submit a deferred enrollment application is the first day of the quarter in which the student was admitted.

    UCI
    Generally, admitted students may not defer enrollment. However, a student with a compelling reason, (i.e., medical, military) for not entering in the quarter for which he or she was admitted may request a deferment of enrollment to a subsequent term by writing a letter to the director of admissions (204 Aldrich Hall, Irvine, CA 92697-1075) stating the reason for the request. The student will have to file a new admission application for the deferred term.

    UCLA
    Generally, admitted students may not defer enrollment; students are admitted to the term for which they applied. However, written requests for deferred enrollment will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

    UCM
    Generally, admitted students may not defer enrollment. However, a student with a compelling reason may request deferment of enrollment to a subsequent term by writing a letter to the director of admissions (5200 N. Lake Rd., Merced, CA 95343), stating the reason for the request. Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis for a maximum deferment of one year.

    UCR
    Generally, admitted students may not defer enrollment; students are admitted to the term for which they applied. However, written requests for deferred enrollment will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

    UCSD
    Generally, admitted students may not defer enrollment. There is no formal policy, however; occasional exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis.

    UCSB
    Generally, admitted students may not defer enrollment. There is no formal policy, however; occasional exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis.

    UCSC
    UC Santa Cruz does not automatically grant requests for delayed enrollment. Students who are interested in deferring enrollment must write a letter of appeal to the associate director of admissions (150 Hahn Student Services, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95064) explaining their circumstances. Unless the appeal is granted, the applicant should request that all existing application materials be retained, and file a new application for the desired quarter. In the event that the request for delayed enrollment crosses academic years, a new application must be filed for consideration.
  • snipehuntersnipehunter Registered User Posts: 160 Junior Member
    Can you stop **** Ryan....?
    @OP: A Cal counselor told me that if you cannot attend the semester you are admitted, then you will need to reapply and compete with future applicants AGAIN :( (that is, if you want to go to the same school again). You can read kme's quote for more details ;)
  • Ryan2136Ryan2136 - Posts: 396 Member
    Sorry everyone, I asked my counselor and that's what she told me last semester.
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