If students impacted by the recent wildfires are unable to complete the UC undergraduate admission application of November 30, 2018, they can request an extension to December 15, 2018. Students must follow these steps:
1. Create a UC application account for admission to the Fall 2019 class.
2. Email email@example.com using the same email address associated with their UC application.
3. Use the subject line: “Extension Request – Weather/Fire Event”.
4. Include the first and last name of the applicant as these appear on their UC application, the email address associated with their UC application, and the reason for the request.
An email confirmation of the extension should arrive within 5-7 business days after the submission of the request.
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. If granted, the fee waiver will automatically apply to the student’s account, covering the application costs for up to 4 UC campuses.
Providing context: Students affected by recent natural disasters are encouraged to include relevant circumstance in the “Additional Comments” within the Personal Insight section of the application. Include details such as an inability to complete specific courses, a mid-year school change, or other conditions that may affect your academic profile. UC campuses will make allowances, if appropriate, for applicants affected by long-term impacts of their circumstances.