Mirroring an action by the California State University system, the University of California announced Wednesday it will extend the undergraduate application deadline and waive fees for prospective students impacted by the state's wildfires.
The deadline to apply for the fall 2019 term is Nov. 30. Prospective students who want to apply but are being impacted by fires in northern or southern California can request to push the deadline to Dec. 15.
To request the extension, students must create an application account on the university's website, then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Extension Request -- Weather/Fire Event." The email should include the applicant's name and the reason for the request.
Students should receive an email confirmation within a week, and the application fee waiver will be automatically applied to the student's account, covering the application cost for up to four UC campuses.
The CSU system announced a similar offer Tuesday.