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UC's-What if not accepted?

SockherMomSockherMom Registered User Posts: 621 Member
edited February 2010 in California Colleges
My son seems to remember reading somewhere in the UC application process that if you do not get into the schools you apply to, that thay may accept you at a UC you did not apply to...is this true? Does anyone know if this really occurs...are there some UC's that do not fill up their freshman class?
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Replies to: UC's-What if not accepted?

  • alamemomalamemom Registered User Posts: 6,384 Senior Member
    Your son is correct. UC-eligible applicants* who are not accepted at any of the campuses to which they applied are placed in the "Referral Pool" and placed at a campus that has space. The two campuses they are referred to are Merced and Riverside. Sometimes other campuses will also contact referral pool applicants with offers of admission (UCSC).
    another 10,000 UC-eligible applicants who were not offered admission to a campus to which they originally applied will be offered admission to Merced and/or Riverside through a process known as referral.

    *To be UC-eligible:
    -At least a 3.0 UC GPA
    -Complete all required A-G courses
    -Take the SAT or ACT plus two SAT subject tests (this requirement will change in the future, eliminating the subject tests)
    -Graduate from high school
  • SockherMomSockherMom Registered User Posts: 621 Member
    Thanks so much!!
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