Appeal Process

Once a student no longer satisfies the qualification criteria they may appeal by writing a letter to the Mathematics Undergraduate Vice Chair. A student does not need to be finished with the qualification coursework to appeal. The chair will review and respond to appeals within 15 business days.  

Students who feel there were extenuating circumstances that attributed to their not meeting the qualification criteria may appeal.

Appeals should be submitted via email to by the appeal deadline for the quarter in which they did not qualify. Appeals can be sent as an attachment or written directly into the body of the email.

Decisions on appeals will be emailed to students and their colleges approximately 15 business days after the quarterly appeal deadline. Appeal decisions will come in the form of, approvals, denials or conditional approvals. If a conditional approval is given, all conditions must be satisfied for a student to be granted declaration in the major. If any of the conditions are not met, it becomes an automatic denial. 

All appeals must contain the following information at the top of the appeal letter:

  • Full name
  • Student ID number
  • Major and concentration you wish to declare

In the body of your appeal letter, explain the extenuating circumstances that influenced your academic performance and address how you intend to improve your academic performance in the future.

Address the appeal to the “Mathematics Undergraduate Vice Chair”.

Please note that the information you share in your appeal or with your advisers will be kept private and shared only with campus officials as required to serve you in an advising capacity or process your appeal. However, in limited circumstances, including those related to potential harm to yourself or others, sexual assault, and abuse, we may be required by law to report incidents you disclose to other need-to-know offices on campus such as the Title IX Office and/or University of California Police Department. If you are in need of support for any issues, please see the list of confidential and/or support resources.