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UC Berkeley Waitlist Thread


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  • CaliOakCaliOak 15 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 15 New Member
    @aaron497 July 10 I believe is when registration opens?
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  • KJJ1998KJJ1998 3 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Major: L&S CS
    GPA: 4.0
    EC's: worked programming for startup and economics lab, writing paper with comp eng prof, professional clubs

    Applied from another UC.

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  • studentzunitestudentzunite 30 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
    Reference for future Cal waitlisted students.

    When did decisions come out?

    1. Many decisions came out late June. The "first" wave that accepted many applicants (with some that also happened to be on this thread) have been notified on June 20th, at around 3:50 P.M. P.T. It also seemed as if L&S at the time got accepted, which revealed something important that I will mention for (2).

    What pattern can we decipher when determining how UCB accepts students?

    2. Decisions came out depending on your college and/or major. This varied quite a bit based off of my observation on this thread, but on June 20th, certain L&S majors got accepted while some have not been notified. The following Tuesday – the 27th I believe – more people got accepted. My major was EEP at CNR, but what was odd about this was that decisions released at around 6-7 P.M. P.T. Note that this did not follow the supposed pattern and wave of acceptances that many of us predicted, because we predicted that UCB would release decisions at 4:00 P.M.

    Does income affect my chances?

    3. Don't think that the waitlist is about the University wanting to benefit itself. I read from a Ms. Sun article that being on the waitlist meant that the UC campus completed its class, and at that point would only like to accept UC students if the acceptances would benefit the campus itself. I might be wrong, but I am not necessarily the richest UC applicant, so my acceptance somehow seemed to defy my theory that being rich would increase your chance of getting admitted. Ms. Sun, if you are reading this, please – and really – please feel free to correct me!

    What can I do to increase my chance of getting admitted?

    4. Couldn't think of a great answer, but I really don't know. I don't think anyone here knows. Some people did not write any essay or include grades in their waitlist application, but still got accepted. However, if I were you, write them out and include any grades; might as well, am I right?

    Note that just because you submitted a UCB application, does not mean the battle is over. Get great grades and excel even after submitting your UC application – it's just what UC – no, what ALL college students – can do. I reported some academic honors I received after submitting my application, and I think it gave me a shot at making the waitlist. Striving may also give you a shot in the event you get waitlisted.

    Any majors that have better chances?

    5. I seriously do not know. I feel somewhat bitter for those certain majors – such as math, one of my favorite subjects ever – having a low shot.

    Yeah idk, anyone else can add stuff if they would like, but that's MY info I would like to share. If there is a UCB waitlist thread next year, I would be obliged to input any info.
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  • ssullyssully 16 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 17 New Member
    edited July 2017
    Gpa: 3.6
    Major: econ L&S
    EC: surfer

    Result: Accepted

    edited July 2017
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  • bluedudebluedude 7 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Hi everyone!

    I was accepted :) but im having trouble finding a place to live off campus

    Can anyone tell me what sites are best and what to look out for?

    Any information, hints, or success stories would be greatly appreciated

    Thank you! Go Bears!
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  • thehoomanthehooman 22 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 24 New Member
    hi, has anyone got admitted off the waitlist register classes yet?
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  • blasbcptransferblasbcptransfer 53 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 53 Junior Member
    Has anyone been able to start golden bear advising yet?
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  • 108Degrees108Degrees 43 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 43 Junior Member
    Anyone able to access Golden Bear Advising yet?
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  • bluedudebluedude 7 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 7 New Member
    I got an email this morning saying that for waitlist students golden bear advising will be on in the afternoon oh the 6th and the deadline extended for us till the 8th
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  • robmcdonaldrobmcdonald 2 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Has anyone who got admitted last week have their financial aid awards posted? Mine is saying unavailable, and I can't get anyone on the phone because they are "experiencing high call volumes"... Also I have not yet withdrawn my SIR at Davis because I've been nervous that Berkley may take my place away because I got 2 B's and 2 A's in spring, whereas prior to that I had a 3.95 GPA... do you think I will get penalised for not having withdrawn at Davis, or do you think I should be fine?
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  • sarah38sarah38 43 replies6 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    Hi, folks. I have a question about registration holds that I have posed to my admissions counselor but she has yet to reply. Maybe someone here can answer it. If my Cal Central says there are no active holds but some of my items are overdue (such as one of my transcripts) will I be able to register? I have several items in red but my cal central says "no active holds". Thanks!!
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  • aaron497aaron497 12 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 12 New Member
    edited July 2017
    @dank2018 yeah I did, that was my gpa when I initially applied then with the fall update it went up a little to about a 3.4 and after spring back to a 3.2... like I said my essay must have been fire
    edited July 2017
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  • Aero24Aero24 15 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 15 New Member
    Has anyone been offered on-campus housing? I submitted my housing app the day after I was admitted but have not heard anything back.
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  • BlackDragon209BlackDragon209 35 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    @sarah38 you should be able to register. A lot of people's CalCentral portal has not updated yet. Just this morning my portal updated to allow me to put classes into a shopping cart, so I can prepare to register on Monday. If you have a FB, you should join the UCB transfer class of '19 group. A lot of questions get answered fairly quick on there.
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  • darklybeastdarklybeast 9 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 11 New Member
    On my transcript, there's a GPA hours, attempt hours, passed hours and then earned hours. Everything but GPA hours is 90. My GPA hours is 89. Does that mean I didn't do those 90 units?

    I am freaking out here.
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