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***UCLA CLASS OF 2021 APPLICANT THREAD***

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Replies to: ***UCLA CLASS OF 2021 APPLICANT THREAD***

  • coffee1999coffee1999 Registered User Posts: 43 Junior Member
    So the Engineering likely letter is a for sure acceptance or is there still a possibility of rejection because I don't want to get too excited for a rejection
  • jaquabertjaquabert Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    In the case that you're admitted, what unweighted GPA must you maintain in your senior year so that your acceptance isn't rescinded?
  • InfiniteLibraryInfiniteLibrary Registered User Posts: 335 Member
    edited March 2017
    @jaquabert This is from the UCLA FAQ page

    Q: I RECEIVED A D GRADE IN THE FALL SEMESTER … OR...
    I AM THINKING OF DROPPING A CLASS….

    A: If the course schedule you gave us on your application changes, if you receive any grade lower than C, or if your senior year unweighted GPA drops below 3.0, you should notify us right away. We will review these changes in the context of your overall record and let you know whether they affect your admission. You may be required to take additional classes in the summer, or in some cases, your offer of admission can be withdrawn. Generally, the sooner you let us know of changes, the more options you will have.

  • jaquabertjaquabert Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    @coffee1999 that's what people are saying. I got the likely letter too, but I'll believe it when I see it.
  • jaquabertjaquabert Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
  • InfiniteLibraryInfiniteLibrary Registered User Posts: 335 Member
    edited March 2017
    @coffee1999 Yea, somewhere on CC, I read likely letters are just what their name says - they are likely, not certain. You have a excellent chance but you'll know for sure only on the 17th.
  • CompSci99CompSci99 Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
    Are my chances of getting in significantly lower if I don't get a likely letter or the engineering openhouse invite? Or is that only sent to the very top applicants?
  • vasodysvasodys Registered User Posts: 313 Member
    @CompSci99 Some people said it's only for the top 25% roughly, so there's still about 75% of applicants who get admitted without those letters.
  • CompSci99CompSci99 Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
    @vasodys top 25% as in top 25% of admitted students, not top 25% of applicants right?
  • tem339tem339 Registered User Posts: 75 Junior Member
    Does anyone think that it's bad to apply to both UCLA and Berkeley? I know people say UC's can't see the other UC's you applied to but I feel like they can.
  • InfiniteLibraryInfiniteLibrary Registered User Posts: 335 Member
    @tem339 Why would it be bad?

    @CompSci99 Not sure, but probably top 25% of applicants because even those with letters need not be admitted.
  • vasodysvasodys Registered User Posts: 313 Member
    edited March 2017
    @CompSci99 I think it's 25% of admitted applicants, not sure though.
  • vasodysvasodys Registered User Posts: 313 Member
    @tem339 The UCs can't see each other's applicants, and still it wouldn't be bad to apply to more than one UC since even their application is unified and allows you to send it to multiple universities.
  • daisieswhateverdaisieswhatever Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    edited March 2017
    @tem339 I think it's ok, because while it totally feels like they cross-reference, i remember hearing about a lawsuit regarding that same matter among the Ivies, so the possibility of legal trouble would keep them from collaborating.

    As far as it being bad, the only detriment may be that the UCs are vastly different from each other and therefore are looking for different types of candidates. Hope you get in at your number 1!
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