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**UCI Class of 2017 Official Decisions Thread**

rachel2013rachel2013 Posts: 3Registered User New Member
More decisions are coming later, but I thought I'd start one of these threads since the first batch is out.


Copy and paste information below and fill it out. Delete the spaces after initial brackets.

Pick one:
[ size=+2][ color=green][ b]Decision: Accepted[ /b][ /color][ /size]
[ size=+2][ color=orange][ b]Decision: Waitlisted[ /b][ /color][ /size]
[ size=+2][ color=red][ b]Decision: Rejected[ /b][ /color][ /size]

[ b]Objective:[ /b][ list]
[ *] SAT I (breakdown):
[ *] ACT:
[ *] SAT II:
[ *] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
[ *] UC GPA:
[ *] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
[ *] ELC?:
[ *] AP (place score in parenthesis):
[ *] IB (place score in parenthesis):
[ *] Senior Year Course Load:
[ *] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
[ /list][ b]Subjective:[ /b][ list]
[ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
[ *] Job/Work Experience:
[ *] Volunteer/Community service:
[ *] Personal Statement:
[ /list][ b]Other[ /b][ list]
[ *] Applied for Financial Aid?:
[ *] Intended Major:
[ *] State (if domestic applicant):
[ *] Country (if international applicant):
[ *] School Type:
[ *] Ethnicity:
[ *] Gender:
[ *] Income Bracket:
[ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.):
[ /list][ b]Reflection[ /b][ list]
[ *] Strengths:
[ *] Weaknesses:
[ *] Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
[ /list][ b]General Comments:[ /b] Good Luck!!
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Replies to: **UCI Class of 2017 Official Decisions Thread**

  • jvo331jvo331 Posts: 34Registered User Junior Member
    thats a long list of BS/irrelevant information lol...
  • southerncalimomsoutherncalimom Posts: 205Registered User Junior Member
    jvo331 - If you look around college confidential, you will see that this is the standard format for reporting results for a UC, IVY, or any school. If you find this information irrelevant, perhaps you are on the wrong website.

    rachel2013 - Thank you for posting this. :)
  • PterodactylsPterodactyls Posts: 13Registered User New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): M: 590 R: 560 W: 700 - 1850
    • ACT:
    • SAT II: MII: 540, World History: 550 US History: 620
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.9
    • UC GPA: not sure
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Top 9%
    • ELC?: Yes
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): US History (3), World History (3), Psychology (5), English Language (3), Gov't (Pending), English Literature (Pending)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Gov't, AP Literature, Physics, Armenian IV, Armenian Politics IV, Statistics
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Campaign Fellow on State Assembly Campaign, Chess Club President, Mock Trial Lead Attorney
    • Job/Work Experience: Cashier at Sears
    • Volunteer/Community service: 300+ hours on campaign, 25 hours @ library, 6 hours on another campaign
    • Personal Statement: It was decent.
    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes.
    • Intended Major: PolySci
    • State (if domestic applicant): California
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Private
    • Ethnicity: Caucasian
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: 40K
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.): First-Generation
    Reflection
    • Strengths: ECs, Hook, Major-related activities
    • Weaknesses: SAT Scores, Personal Statement was decent
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: ECs, and slightly above average test scores.
    General Comments: Irvine was one of my back-ups, its nice to know someone accepted me, but I'm out for the big dogs.
  • alwaysawriteralwaysawriter Posts: 289Registered User Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted into CHP[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 760 CR, 630 M, 800 WR
    • ACT: Did not take it
    • SAT II: 750 U.S. History, 730 Literature (on 2nd try)
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.95
    • UC GPA: 4.4(?) Not completely sure.
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Top quintile, but UC does not consider rank.
    • ELC?: Yes
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): European History (5), Language and Composition (5), U.S. History (5). Currently enrolled in Literature and Composition, Government, and Calculus AB.
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): None
    • Senior Year Course Load: Economics, Physics, the three APs mentioned above, Yoga, Religions of the World, and Spirituality in Literature
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Commended Student, AP Scholar
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Middle school tutor, high school tutor in essay revision, student newspaper (Opinions Editor, Co-Editor-in-Chief)
    • Job/Work Experience: None
    • Volunteer/Community service: Assisted the visually impaired during the summers before junior and senior year (8 hrs/wk during the 1st summer, 15 hrs/wk during the second)
    • Personal Statement: Discussed how I want to avoid repeating my mother's mistakes; my novel and what writing means to me
    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: Just filed my FAFSA today!
    • Intended Major: I was accepted into the English major, but I'm currently thinking about doubling in English and Economics.
    • State (if domestic applicant): CA
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Private, religious
    • Ethnicity: Chinese (I purposely excluded this from my application)
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket: <$100,000
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.): None
    Reflection
    • Strengths: My academic record and test scores. Maybe the fact that all my extracurriculars are related to the field of English/writing.
    • Weaknesses: I wish I'd done more extracurriculars and been more extensively involved in general.
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: My academic record and overall commitment to English probably painted a picture of me as very focused and decisive about what I want, I think. (Or maybe I'm just being egotistical about that last bit.)
    General Comments: The fact that I got into CHP means that UCI is definitely a significant choice for me to consider. If I fail to get into either UCLA or Berkeley (which I hope will NOT happen), I'll probably lean toward UCI for this reason.
  • rachel2013rachel2013 Posts: 3Registered User New Member
    southerncalimom - No problem! Thanks for the defense! :)

    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted, CHP[/size]


    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2020 (660CR, 670M, 690W, Essay 11)
    • ACT: 30 (33E, 33M, 30R, 22S, 31E/W)
    • SAT II: BioM 720, USH 720
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • UC GPA: 4.33 (I think)
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 4%
    • ELC?: yep!
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Biology (5), APUSH (5); 5 honors courses
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): n/a
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Calc AB, AP Psych, AP Lit, AP Spanish Lang., Economics, Political Behavior
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):decent; don’t feel like writing them all out
    • Job/Work Experience: babysitting, internship at children’s music school
    • Volunteer/Community service: composting volunteer for local elementary school, free tutoring
    • Personal Statement: solid
    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: yes
    • Intended Major: economics
    • State (if domestic applicant): instate
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: public, fairly high ranked
    • Ethnicity: half African American, half white
    • Gender: female
    • Income Bracket: ~$50k
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.): half URM
    Reflection
    • Strengths: gpa, scores
    • Weaknesses: lack of community service hours, ACT science
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I think I was a pretty strong applicant.
    General Comments: My first acceptance! :D Still waiting on other UCs, but the CHP offer is certainly tempting.
  • anon4321anon4321 Posts: 162Registered User Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2090 (630C, 680M, 780W)
    • ACT: 33 (34 superscore)
    • SAT II: 790 Chem, 710 Math II
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • UC GPA: 4.7ish? I don't think that's capped though.
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 4/495
    • ELC?:
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Bio (5), Chem (5), U.S. History (4), English Language (4), World History (2.. ahaha)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Physics, AP Gov/Honors Econ, AP Calculus AB, AP Italian, Advanced Composition (basically honors level English), and Painting.
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Honor Roll, AP Scholar with Honor
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Sports Medicine Team, Special Olympics Club (Secretary), School Service Club
    • Job/Work Experience: Babysitting, Camp Counselor
    • Volunteer/Community service: Camp CIT, Tutoring, Special Olympics
    • Personal Statement: one was pretty good, the other was decent
    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: yup
    • Intended Major: Biology
    • State (if domestic applicant): California
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: large public school, somewhat competitive magnet
    • Ethnicity: White
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket: ~70K?
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.): none
    Reflection
    • Strengths: grades, test scores
    • Weaknesses: lack of leadership positions in ECs
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: grades and test scores
    General Comments: I'm really glad that I got CHP and Regents!

    Woooo this is my first time doing this and it came out perfectly!
  • verytiredverytired Posts: 13Registered User New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted, CHP[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2190 (800 CR, 700 M, 690 W)
    • ACT: Didn't take
    • SAT II: Took Lit, BioM, and MathII - bombed all of them haha
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.89
    • UC GPA: 4.2
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 12/380
    • ELC?: No idea
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Bio (5), Eng. Language (5), CalcAB(5)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): -
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Stats, AP Chem, AP Lit, AP Govt, and two hours of lab
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Honor Roll, National Merit thing for PSAT, Sportsmanship Award for Ocean Bowl
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): CSF (Club Pres), NHS, working at college lab
    • Job/Work Experience: summer internship at lab
    • Volunteer/Community service: summer day camp w/ local organization (2yrs) ; tutor 4th graders in science
    • Personal Statement: both were sub par
    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: yup
    • Intended Major: Biology
    • State (if domestic applicant): Cali
    • Country (if international applicant): -
    • School Type: Overcrowded public school, magnet also
    • Ethnicity: Asian
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket: 20k - 30k
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.): first generation; did college research for a full year now; poor as heck
    Reflection
    • Strengths: grades, test scores, university research
    • Weaknesses: essays; lack of EC; forgot to emphasize a unique struggle because I only found out a few days later...
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: grades, test scores, and college research
    General Comments: I'm pleasantly surprised! Especially since I got into CHP (though sadly not Regents). I'm still waiting on other UCs for my final decision since I forgot I'd have to drive an hour to get to UCI...
  • rr0066rr0066 Posts: 19Registered User New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted, CHP[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2180 (610 CR, 770 M, 800 W)
    • ACT: Didn't take
    • SAT II: 730 Chem, 750 Math II, 630 French
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.90
    • UC GPA: 4.18
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): School doesn't rank
    • ELC?: No
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Chemistry (4), English Language and Composition (4)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Calculus BC, AP Computer Science, AP Government and Politics, AP French, Physics Honors, Economics, European Literature
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): French Grand Concours Exam Award
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Neuroscience Club (Events Manager), Speech and Debate, CSF, Leo Club, French Honor Society, French Club, Science Club, WISTEM
    • Job/Work Experience: none
    • Volunteer/Community service: Library volunteer, Religious organization teacher/teacher aide
    • Personal Statement: One was about my interest in engineering and the summer program and classes I've taken to pursue it. The other one was about the importance of French, Arabic, and my own native language in my life since I was a child.
    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    • Intended Major: Electrical Engineering
    • State (if domestic applicant): California
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Competitive, high-ranked public school full of Asians.
    • Ethnicity: Asian
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket: ~$90K
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.): COSMOS Summer program
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Senior-year course load and COSMOS. SAT and GPA are decent too although they could've been higher.
    • Weaknesses: Lack of strong extracurriculars, especially relating to engineering and leadership positions.
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I feel like my senior-year course load helped me get CHP over many other qualified students with similar stats as me from my school. Also, my GPA, SAT score, dedication to French, and COSMOS have helped.
    General Comments: I'm very surprised I got CHP - only about 600 of the 5,000 incoming freshmen are CHP students! Still waiting on other UCs, but I am very happy with this offer.
    Good luck to everyone else :)
  • ChantelOahChantelOah Posts: 24Registered User New Member
    Accepted! (2/16/13)
    International Student
    Unweighted High school GPA: 3.911
    Weighted High school GPA: 4.94
    UC GPA: I don't remember
    Composite ACT score: 29
  • eagerlywaitingeagerlywaiting Posts: 89Registered User Junior Member
    @chantelOah Omg International student! Congratulations, The international student ones are out too, i had no idea ! Did you get an email about it?
  • ChantelOahChantelOah Posts: 24Registered User New Member
    @eagerlywaiting My application status changed to accepted along with the CHP offer on the 16th but I got the email on the 17th!
  • annabanana0727annabanana0727 Posts: 114Registered User Junior Member
    why did they release the decisions so early and irregularly? i thought they released it in march on one day...
  • tigerashtigerash Posts: 589Registered User Member
    @annabanana0727, it's because they release the honors acceptance first before the regular decisions.
  • ClassClown2017ClassClown2017 Posts: 24Registered User New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted, CHP[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2130 (800 W, 700 CR, 630 M)
    • ACT: n/a
    • SAT II: 730 Literature, 720 U.S. History
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.8
    • UC GPA: 4.15
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 3rd out of class of 632
    • ELC?: Yes
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): English Language (5), U.S. History (5), European History (3), Environmental Science (3), Calculus AB (1)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): n/a
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP English Literature, AP Calculus BC, AP Biology, AP Government, AP Psychology
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): n/a
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Theater (school plays; had lead roles in 4), California Scholarship Federation (Commissioner 10th grade, Vice-President 11th grade, President 12th grade), Debate Club (Founder and President), Theater Club (President 12th grade), Chess Club, Junior Statesmen of America
    • Job/Work Experience: n/a
    • Volunteer/Community service: Judge for Middle School Debate Program, community service opportunities for CSF, helped at friend's church
    • Personal Statement: Pretty darn good, if I do say so myself.
    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    • Intended Major: English
    • State (if domestic applicant): CA
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: White
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: Low
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.): n/a
    Reflection
    • Strengths: SAT score, rigorous courses, personal statements
    • Weaknesses: Lack of major awards, could have had more community service
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Strong candidate with a good SAT score and a dedication to education
    General Comments: I've also been accepted to UC Riverside, San Diego State, San Jose State, CSU Fullerton, and CSU Long Beach. Still waiting on UC Berkeley, UCLA, Stanford, Cornell, U Chicago, Yale, Columbia, and USC (obviously). UC Irvine is my top choice right now, out of the ones to which I've already been accepted, but my overall top picks are UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Stanford. Let's see how the rest of acceptances go! Good luck to everyone!
  • kbee95kbee95 Posts: 13Registered User New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]


    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2010; M (610), CR (670), W (730)
    • ACT:
    • SAT II: Lit (600), US (570), Math 2 (600)
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.86
    • UC GPA: 4.17
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 18/490
    • ELC?: yes
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Bio, European History, US, Calc AB, Lit, Gov
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP lit, AP gov, stats, photography, journalism news, water polo
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Newspaper (news editor, EIC), Girl Scouts (Ambassador Scout), Water Polo (V + JV; 2-time captain), Swim team (V+JV), Youth and Government, Green Club, NHS, CSF
    • Job/Work Experience: part-time retail job
    • Volunteer/Community service: Girl Scout service projects (Bronze + Silver Awards), volunteered at an underprivileged kindergarten in Germany with sister cities exchange
    • Personal Statement: good
    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: no
    • Intended Major: psychology
    • State (if domestic applicant): CA
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: underfunded public
    • Ethnicity: white
    • Gender: female
    • Income Bracket: upper middle
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.):
    Reflection
    • Strengths: SAT, extracurriculars/leadership
    • Weaknesses: AP scores
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: well rounded application
    General Comments: CHP. My first acceptance! Very exciting.
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