Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.

I appealed, can still submit my SIR to another UC?

marix123marix123 Registered User Posts: 299 Junior Member
I did not get into my top choice, and I decided to appeal. I am pretty sure that they won't chance their mind. Can I submit my SIR to UC Davis ( i was admitted there) ?
What if I submit my SIR to UCD and get accepted to the other college through appeal? It probably won't happen but I want to know if you can change your mind after you submit your SIR.
Post edited by marix123 on

Replies to: I appealed, can still submit my SIR to another UC?

  • AskMsSunAskMsSun - Posts: 1,767 Senior Member
    You are encouraged to SIR with another campus if you are on a waitlist or waiting for appeal. If you are pulled off the waitlist or admitted on appeal, you can decide where you want to attend and withdraw the SIR from the campus you are no longer interested in enrolling.
  • bookworm522bookworm522 Registered User Posts: 472 Member
    yea, the only catch is that you lose your 100 dollars, but in the grand scheme of things, it's not a big loss
  • ShibykinShibykin Registered User Posts: 809 Member
    yup i did that for UCB and then changed to UCLA when i got in thru appeal.

    Good luck on appealing
  • willgotoucwillgotouc Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    Can someone read my appeal letter and help me out as well? I would appreciate any help!
  • marix123marix123 Registered User Posts: 299 Junior Member
    thanks everyone for your answers! I appealed and got into UCB! :)
  • HelpmepleaseeHelpmepleasee Registered User Posts: 369 Member
    wow! congrats marix! :D
  • myhaymyhay Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    could you plz share some tips on appeals?
    i checked the website and it asked to offer new evidence...which was too vague for me to start my appeal letter

  • AskMsSunAskMsSun - Posts: 1,767 Senior Member
    Congrats marix123!

    @myhay, below are the appeal guidelines I have:

    Guidelines on Writing Your Appeal

    Remember, telling the admissions office they made a huge mistake is not going to help you. For your appeal to be considered, you must prove that you are a much stronger candidate than what was presented in your application. Specifically, you must present new and compelling information that was not previously available to the admissions office. So if you failed to include information regarding extraordinary hardship or exceptional academic achievement on your application, you can discuss these things on your appeal as reasons for the UCs to reconsider you.

    The focus of your appeal should be why you are an excellent candidate for the UCs, not why your hardship is horrible or why you have to get into the UCs. Your objective is to explain why the UCs should be interested in you, not how much you love the UCs. State your case concisely (one page appeal is ideal and two pages are acceptable) and don't exaggerate or try to be dramatic. Keep in mind that the decision reversal rate is less than 3% at Berkeley and UCLA, and under 10% at most other UC campuses.

    Campus-Specific Appeal Filing Instructions

    Each UC campus offers a set of instructions on how to submit an appeal. You MUST follow the instructions to ensure proper and expedited processing of your appeal submission. Failure to comply with the instructions may result in dismissal of your appeal.

    Berkeley: Transfer Selection FAQ's
    Scroll down to Can I appeal my admission decision? (postal mail appeal only)

    Davis: UC Davis :: Non-admitted students
    Scroll down to May I appeal to be reconsidered? (online appeal only)

    Irvine: Appeal Information Scroll down to Transfer Selection Appeals (postal mail appeal only)

    UCLA: https://www.admissions.ucla.edu/AppealsTr.htm (online appeal only)

    Merced: Appeals | Admissions (postal mail or online appeal)

    Riverside: MyUCRHelp - How do I appeal my admission decision? (online appeal only)

    San Diego: https://www-act.ucsd.edu/studentApplicants/pdf/admitfaqtrannrt.pdf
    Scroll down to Can I appeal the admission decision? (online appeal only)

    Santa Barbara: http://www.admissions.ucsb.edu/parentcounselor/Appealprocess.asp (postal mail appeal only)

    Santa Cruz: Information for Upper-Division Transfer Students Not Offered Admission (March 17, 2011) (postal mail appeal only)
This discussion has been closed.