Due to the recent California wildfires, the University of California will extend its undergraduate application deadline to affected students who are applying this fall.

“We know this is a tremendously difficult time for prospective students and their families who have been impacted by the devastating wildfires,” said UC President Janet Napolitano. “This is one small way the university can offer support.” 

Fee waivers in conjunction with extension requests will be granted to applicants directly impacted by the fires, including those who are under mandatory evacuation orders. Students who are granted extensions for other reasons, such as stress or anxiety from air pollution, will still need to meet the required income guidelines for a fee waiver.

To request an extension from the original deadline of Nov. 30 to December 15, 2018, applicants must:

  • Create a UC application account for admission to the fall 2019 class at http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/apply-online/.
  • Email ucinfo@applyucsupport.net using the same address associated with their UC application and the following subject line: “Extension Request – Weather/Fire Event.”
  • Include in that extension request the email address used for the online application, the first and last name of the applicant as it appears on the application, and the reason for the request.

An email confirmation of the extension should arrive within five to seven business days after the submission of a request. A fee waiver — for those who qualify — will automatically apply to the student’s account, covering the application costs for up to four UC campuses.

UC also encourages students to include in the “additional comments” section of the Personal Insight portion of their application any relevant context that might affect their academic profile, such as an inability to complete specific courses or a mid-year school change. UC campuses will make allowances, if appropriate, for students contending with any longer-term impacts of the wildfires.

For additional information on the application process, please go here.