Appeal to UC Berkeley - Help needed
I have been a member of the forum for quite some time, yet have never really posted anything on here. I usually came on here to read posts and ease the anxiety of waiting for decisions to come out. Today, I come here seeking advice.
From day one at my CCC, transferring to UC Berkeley has been my goal. Yet, on Friday, I received a rejection letter from them upon logging onto their decisions site. I was and am pretty devastated, mostly because it was so unexpected after all my hard work. I am a Political Science major, my stats good and my personal statement was heartfelt, honest, and very well-written. I also have extensive volunteering experience. I even ran a workshop at my CCC for people writing personal statements for Berkeley and every person I helped has been admitted. I also got into every UC I applied to, including UCLA. Just not Berkeley.
The past two days, I have been going over everything in my application to see what went wrong. There may have been an error, as UCLA contacted me a week before they accepted me, asking me to fax them a copy of my "official" transcripts. Before that, I had sent a notification to the UC System, after finding out my GPA had been miscalculated due to an Incomplete class not changing to an A. They stated that my message would be forwarded to all UC's I was applying to. However, both UCLA and UC Davis still contacted me after this point.
I was advised by someone working in the Transfer Center at my CCC to contact each UC directly about this, but I assumed that the message "Please note: This communication and your response may be shared and reviewed by the following campuses to which you may have applied: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Diego and Santa Cruz." meant that they would all get the message.
The future lawyer in me is pointing out the "may be shared" part of that message.
Please, any advice on how to go about trying to solve this, and what steps I should take next is appreciated.