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booksarecoolbooksarecool Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
As you can tell by the title of this thread I got waitlisted by the school of my dreams Anyone else get waitlisted?What's your intended major, next college choice, and is it worth opting-in? Thanks


  • NonHumanNonHuman Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    edited March 2017
    Major: Chemistry
    Next College Choice: Dont want one but it might be UC Berkeley if accepted.

    I recommend only opting in if you really really want to get into UCLA, even though the chances are slim. If you already have other college acceptances that you wouldn't mind going to, then it might save time to not.
    I opted in though!
  • nry1141nry1141 Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    Major: Pre-Molecular Biology
    Next college choice: Berkeley, and if I don't get accepted there, UCSD

    I'm going to opt-in, but I know this will be a frustrating process. I looked at the UCLA Waitlist Class of 2020 thread, and they were waiting until after May 16th to hear back!
  • tem339tem339 Registered User Posts: 75 Junior Member
    Major: Undeclared Social Sciences
    I'm opting in because I love UCLA , but if I get into UCB I might take myself off of the waitlist. If I don't get into UCB or off the waitlist at UCLA it's pretty likely that I'll attend UC Davis.
  • nry1141nry1141 Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    I think it's important to be careful about opting in to the waitlist (i.e. opt in if you get rejected from Berkeley or reeeeally want to go to UCLA) because you want to give other waitlisters the best shot too. for example, if I get into berkeley, i probably won't opt-in either because i'd happily go to Cal.
  • ledchimledchim Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    If you get into your number one choice that isn't UCLA, please don't opt for the waitlist. People are trying to get in.
  • pooliernpooliern Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    edited March 2017
    I'm choosing to opt out because I've already enrolled at a school, but I was accepted to an ivy league institution (in December as a part of EA....and enrolled) as well as MIT (in March after being deferred in the early rounds), but I was waitlisted at UCLA. My intended major was biomedical engineering and I am an out of state student with a 35 ACT, a 3.98 UW GPA, and my minor "hook" is that I have done published medical research at my local state school. Not to offend UCLA in any way, but it is generally regarded as less prestigious in comparison to the ivies/MIT, so it just goes to show how random the college selection process can be. Best of luck to all of you who chose to opt in!
  • chipotleismylifechipotleismylife Registered User Posts: 25 Junior Member
    @nry1141 I'm the class of 2019 and our year some people didn't get off the waitlist until July :(
  • nry1141nry1141 Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    @chipotleismylife are you serious? that's incredibly unfair. They did say in our email, however, that the latest would be June 1st. also @pooliern Congrats on those amazing acceptances. I can't believe you got waitlisted at UCLA. you're right, it's just so random at this point.

    I have a 3.97 UW GPA and 33 ACT, did the International Baccalaureate program, and attended a pre-med summer program at UCI School of Medicine. I was surprised at this waitlist.
  • chipotleismylifechipotleismylife Registered User Posts: 25 Junior Member
    @nry1141 that's good they gave you the latest date! I think my year had budget problems, so we had no idea when/if we would ever get off the waitlist. Good luck to everyone!
  • charcoalatey2021charcoalatey2021 Registered User Posts: 177 Junior Member
    Anybody know statistics on how many people are accepted off of the waitlist?
  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 26,436 Forum Champion

    Unable to find 2016 waitlist stats but here is 2015 and 2014.

    Just < 6,000 offers
    3,400 opt-ins
    500 admits
    360 SIRs

    3,700 offers
    2,100 opt-ins
    150 admits
    (120 CA; 30 OOS)
  • charcoalatey2021charcoalatey2021 Registered User Posts: 177 Junior Member
    @Gumbymom Aw okay. Thank you! Disappointed the chances aren't higher :( Guess I should commit to one of my other schools then.
  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 26,436 Forum Champion
    If you are waitlisted, you are expected to commit to another school by May 1 since waitlisted applicants do not hear until after that date and UCLA can determine how many spots are available.
  • LokikajakyLokikajaky Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Got waitlisted for Aerospace Engineering in-state with good stats but not amazing ECs, anybody know the acceptance rate for UCLA engineering from the waitlist?
  • magopiecesmagopieces Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    Got waitlisted for psych
    UCLA is my dream school like many people here and I was devastated that I was placed on the waitlist. I am grateful to be given a second chance though. I hope everyone on here gets off of the waitlist. As of now I have committed to UCSD. Seeing last year's waitlist thread, I saw someone getting off the waitlist in July... :( Just hoping for the best
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