Appeals to Admission Decisions - Freshmen

UCLA does not set aside space in our class for students who appeal admission decisions. Therefore, though all appeals are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, the number of decisions reversed on appeal is very low. We advise you to consider the following carefully before you decide to draft an appeal. Every denied application has gone through extensive reviews. Therefore, 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—information that clearly shows the student to be stronger than had been earlier evidenced. 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.

Submitting an Appeal

Fall Quarter 2016

Written appeals can be submitted online from Friday April 1, through Friday April 15 (5:00 p.m.). Late submissions or letters of recommendation will not be accepted.

  • Submit an Appeal (The appeal deadline has passed and we are no longer accepting appeals for Fall 2016.)

Please be aware that we cannot guarantee a response by May 1, the date by which many institutions require their freshman applicants to make a commitment. We encourage applicants to consider all of their educational options carefully.