BERKELEY (CBS SF) – Prospective University of California students will get several extra days to submit their Fall 2021 applications following a computer outage over the Thanksgiving weekend.

The UC said in a statement that the undergraduate admission deadline has now been extended to 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Friday, December 4, 2020, citing “technical difficulties that many were experiencing” on Sunday, the day before the original deadline.

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University officials still encouraged applicants to submit their applications “as soon as possible” and not to wait until Friday. Deadlines are being extended for prospective first-year students, along with students seeking to transfer to a UC campus.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UC system has eased certain admissions requirements, including suspending the standardized test requirement for freshmen applying for Fall 2021.

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Officials have not revealed what caused Sunday’s computer outage.