Due to the recent California wildfires, the University of California will extend its undergraduate application deadline and grant fee waivers 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.” 

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

  1. Create a UC application account for admission to the fall 2019 class at http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/apply-online/.
  2. Email ucinfo@applyucsupport.net using the same address associated with their UC application and the following subject line: “Extension Request – Weather/Fire Event.”
  3. 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 should arrive within five to seven business days after the submission of a request. The fee waiver 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 see this message for applicants affected by fires and/or other natural disasters