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Application Status

Undergraduate Students

Admission decisions are posted on the UCSB Applicant Portal in mid-March for all freshman applicants and some transfer applicants. Remaining admission decisions for transfers are posted on the portal on a rolling basis until May 1. Applicants will receive the exact decision release date via email from the Office of Admissions. Visit the Dates and Deadlines page for more important dates.

There are two places where you can access your application information.

To get a copy of your signed acceptance letter, please submit a request to the Office of Admissions at

To withdraw your application prior to an admission decision, please contact each UC campus to which you have applied. To decline your acceptance to UCSB, please indicate that you will not be attending on your UCSB Applicant portal portal.

To learn more about appealing an admission decision, please visit the Appeal Process page.

Students accepted into the College of Letters & Science Honors Program or College of Engineering Honors Program will see an honors badge at the top of their UCSB Application Status portal after admission decisions are released.

Graduate Students

Your application status is available online using the email address the password you used when you started your application.

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