Appeals to Transfer Admission Decisions

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. 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.

Submitting an Appeal

Fall 2024

Appeals can be submitted between May 1 and May 15. The submission link will become available on this page. 

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Unfortunately, no. Applicants invited to be on UCLA’s waitlist are identified prior to the release of decisions, as part of our overall transfer admission selection process; applicants themselves can’t request to be placed on the waitlist.

Unfortunately, UCLA only reviews transfer applicants for the first-choice majors. Due to the high volume of applicants each term, we’re unable to provide a second review to students once they’ve been denied for their first majors.

We received nearly 24,000 transfer applications for Fall 2023. Unfortunately, that means the number of applicants who are denied admission far exceeds the number to whom we can offer admission. Among these were excellent students who had completed a majority of the requirements for UCLA.

Find out more about transfer requirements.

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