Office of Admissions

Waitlist FAQ

As an applicant who was offered space on our waitlist, you may have several questions about how to move forward and what to expect from this process. For step by step instructions, view the Waitlist Tutorial. Please review the answers to our most frequently asked questions below.

If you are offered a space on our waitlist, you must accept no later than April 1.

We will re-evaluate our capacity to admit any additional students from the waitlist after deposits have been received by the June 1 deadline. We will communicate with applicants about their waitlist status after this date.

The only thing we ask of our applicants is to opt-in to the waitlist by the deadline indicated in the waitlist offer communication. Applicants are not advised to submit any letters of recommendation, writing samples, or additional information.

The number of students who have been admitted from the waitlist varies. The number of admission offers we can extend is contingent on the number of responses we get to our initial offers of admission.

Applicants will need to accept their admissions offer and pay the Enrollment Deposit on BroncoDirect. Please check your ‘To Do List’ for deadlines. For step by step instructions, view the Waitlist Tutorial.

Unfortunately, even though students may be clearly competitive for admission based on their academic record, we are only able to admit a portion of qualified students given the space we have available.

We do not rank-order our waitlist in any way, therefore we are unable to tell you what number or how high or low you are on the waitlist. 

If you selected an alternate major during the time of your application, you may be considered for your alternate major based upon availability. Please note, we cannot guarantee that you will be placed in your alternate major.

Applicants who are CSU eligible and California residents will be redirected to another CSU campus by the Chancellor’s Office. Please visit CSU Redirection for more information.

Applicants may appeal their waitlist decision; however, an applicant must present new and compelling information. If an applicant’s appeal is denied, they will remain on the waitlist.