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Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of spring quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page. 

Reapplying after denial of admission

If an applicant was denied admission to the graduate program for the upcoming academic year, can he or she apply again for the following fall?


Yes. If you applied for admission for the upcoming or current academic year and were denied admission, you should find out the reasons for denial and improve those areas of your academic record, then send evidence of improvement when you apply again. For instance, if you were denied admission due to low GRE scores, you should retake the GRE exam and submit better GRE scores when you reapply. If your grades were not competitive, you should take further course work and achieve better grades, so you can submit a newer transcript with evidence of better grades when you apply again. You'll need to submit a new online admission application and all materials again, using the same application process as any new applicant.