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Really want to get accepted to UCR!

LeishahLeishah Posts: 16Registered User New Member
Is it possible to get accepted to UCR if You got two C- in you AP classes your second semester of junior year? From this I'm not UC qualified at all =\ that's why the only Uc I'm looking into is UCR. And a couple Of other CSU's. And does UCR have a good pre med track and psychology major?
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  • kp217kp217 Posts: 225Registered User Junior Member
    Everyone gets into UCR. Seriously. I didn't apply and got in.

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  • LeishahLeishah Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    Well that makes me feel more confident lol
  • ricksterrickster Posts: 29Registered User New Member
    UCR is opening a hospital in 2012 so yes, their pre med track is note worthy. two C's in Ap accounts as B's so hopefully you end up alright. Kick ass first semester senior year. I guarantee you that the colleges look at that and make border lining yes/no decisions from it. Try to not take as many APs senior year, that was my mistake and i did not do well. Looking back, i think two would have been better for me. I took 4. GOT RAPED.


    @ kp217 thats untrue. ucr acceptance has gotten steeper than previous years. i know quite a few people who got rejected.
  • DarkPrinceDarkPrince Posts: 190Registered User Junior Member
    Kp217, please do not mislead people and get their hopes up. If you were UC qualified and applied to the UC system but was not accepted by the UCs you applied to, other UCs may try to offer you a position.

    Rickster, I am not sure if you realize this or not, but UC Riverside's medical school did not receive accreditation because of the lack of funds due to the budget cuts (the faculty and program met accreditation standard though). If the university does not appeal this decision or does not have the necessary funds, the opening of the medical school will be postponed.

    Leishah, if your GPA is above 3.0 then you should have a chance. However, keep in mind that it is becoming more and more competitive to get into the UCs because of the ever increasing amount of students applying for the UCs and the limited spots they have for students. Awhile back I read something about how the UC system is considering to increase their admission standards to reduce the number of applicants. In addition, UC Riverside is no longer the referral campus--that duty belongs to UCM--and has been more selective than previous years because of the increase amount of applicants, the opening of UCM, and other factors.
  • ricksterrickster Posts: 29Registered User New Member
    @ darkprince
    yeah i didnt know, i just read some news on that new hospital and i'd imagine it would be beneficial for pre med students. Im personally doing political science so my knowledge towards the medical aspect of riverside is whatever.
  • DJB360DJB360 Posts: 40Registered User Junior Member
    One thing...don't listen to everything you read on these boards. NOT everyone gets in! A few years ago UCR accepted 80% of applicants and also took rejects from the other UC's. This year it was only 60% and they no longer send acceptances to UC rejects. They are accepting fewer people because of budget cuts. Plus more and more people are applying every year. Also, how you do senior year will not help you get accepted. They don't even want your senior year transcript until after you graduate. Acceptance is only based on your first six semesters in high school (mostly only sophmore and junior year), SAT/ACT, community service, extracurriculars and the essay. I've heard the essay can get you in even if you don't have other qualifications, especially if you have overcome some hardship and write about it.
  • linochlinoch Posts: 397Registered User Member
    DJB360, I believe UCs still want their applicants' first semester grade of senior year before sending their acceptance letters. I think that one counts a lot too. But if I were the OP, I would focus on a personal statement and bring up the SAT or ACT scores.
  • DJB360DJB360 Posts: 40Registered User Junior Member
    They didn't see any of my senior grades. I looked it up and it clearly said not to send "seventh semester grades" (first semester senior year) until I sent the final transcript, which they just got this week. They say on the admission website that they look at the "strength of the senior schedule" when making their decision. Then if you get less than a C or don't finish the classes you said you were going to take, they can rescind your acceptance.
  • kp217kp217 Posts: 225Registered User Junior Member
    I was under the impression they accepted around 80% of applicants plus Berkeley rejects like myself. Unless you have straight Ds you're probably fine

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  • kalon12kalon12 Posts: 85Registered User Junior Member
    haha kp, you're right, UCR isn't the most competitive UC out there. but get the facts right. they stopped accepting students from referral pool this year (people who didn't apply to UCR but got rejected by other schools). This year, they accepted 60 something percent, less than UCSC did; a lot of students got rejected. I mean it is still pretty easy to get in, but you can't make it sound like people with a C average can get in easily becaues that is not true. and Leishah, if you are not UC qualified, you don't get in. The system has rules it follows. Unless it is not a required class (e.g. extra math) everything has to be done with a C or above. what makes you think that when you are not UC eligible you can get into UCR? "that's why the only Uc I'm looking into is UCR"
  • synatribesynatribe Posts: 20Registered User New Member
    FYI - UCR is no longer a referral school. If you didnt apply, there is no chance of you getting in anymore. Also, in 2010 the only students who were "referred" or offered admission even though they didnt apply were about 300 engineering students. This is because the engineering school is relatively new at UCR.
  • kalon12kalon12 Posts: 85Registered User Junior Member
    well, referral pool was effective in '10. not as of '11.
  • romromromrom Posts: 2Registered User New Member
    so what are the chances in getting in now?
  • jacefromLAjacefromLA Posts: 317Registered User Member
    I read up on some stats somewhere for UCR thats getting slightly more competitive than UCSC and UCM. I think the acceptance rate for Fall 2011 was somewhere around 62%.
    There's some statistics for all the UC's from fall 2009 to 2011 in this link here
    http://www.ucop.edu/news/factsheets/2011/fall_2011_admissions_table1.pdf
  • x8equalsDtildex8equalsDtilde Posts: 221Registered User Junior Member
    "slightly more competitive than UCSC and UCM"

    UCM has never been anywhere near any of the other UCs. It's too young.
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