Appeal Process

MCD BIO Appeal Dates and Deadlines

Fall Appeal Filing Period

  • Friday October 1, 2021: Appeal Form Opens. 
  • Monday October 25, 2021: Appeals received by October 25 at midnight will be reivewed by the MCDB Department.
  • November 12, 2021: Notification Of Appeal Results Will be sent to students by November 8th.

 Winter and Spring Dates coming soon!

2021-2022 Appeal Dates and Deadlines: TBD

*Summer Appeal filing period:

Opens June: 10th, The Day the Spring Quarter ends 

Closes: August 16th

Result Notfication sent to students: August 27th

*This modified Summer appeal schedule has been developed to support students who are completing courses during summer and also coordinate with the limited staff and faculty availablity during the summer. 



Students who are not eligible to declare the major may submit an appeal to the Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology faculty adviser. The department will notify the student and their college of the decision within 15 days of the quarterly appeal deadline.

NOTE: Being granted the option to appeal is not a guarantee of admission into the major. Students that submit either a pre-appeal or an appeal are strongly advised to have a backup plan in place in the event that their request is denied. It is recommended that - with the assistance of your college adviser, you identify a major that interests you (outside of the MCD-BIO department), and be able to declare that major and make good progress in that major. Appeals are not guaranteed, so it is very important you develop a major pathway that you will commit to outside of the MCD-BIO department.