berkeley transfers

<p>they say they dont, but if berkeley doesn't admit by major then why are some majors harder to get into....they obviously take it into consideration right</p>

<p>so nobody knows why berkeley contradicts itself in a way.</p>

<p>can somebody delete this topic</p>

<p>I am pretty they do at least for the impacted majors.</p>

<p>I called Berkeley myself, and numerous times they have said that they admit people based on whether they think they will be a "good fit at Berkeley" and that they don't admit based on major. But yah, I do understand your concern about the whole major thing, because it is pretty eminent that they do admit based on major, especially for the impacted ones. </p>

<p>Putting it the way one of the Berkeley Rep's said: "The whole Berkeley campus is impacted."</p>

<p>The admissions officers obviously have to consider their class sizes and the % applicants they can admit to allocate for the space, etc. Therefore, it's pretty similar in the case of any top tier school.</p>

<p>However, if you're a California resident..I would only be concerned if the major itself is declared "impacted"</p>

<p>What does "impacted" mean? Which majors are impacted?</p>

What is an impacted major?</p>

<p>Majors are officially declared as "impacted" by the campus administration, meaning that the department has insufficient resources to accommodate all students who wish to be majors of that particular department.


<p>Impacted majors vary from one school to another.</p>

<p>For Berkeley [as of 2003]:

There are seven impacted majors: computer science, psychology, economics, social welfare, mass communications, business and political economy of industrialized societies. For the most part, entry is based on GPA in a series of prerequisite classes-somewhere between a 3.0 and a 3.5 for many of them.


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<p>Hope that helps.</p>

<p>In addition to impacted majors, their literature even officially admits that admission rates vary by department. Look at the brochure breaking down transfer admissions -- within the college of Letters & Sciences, there are several categories that certain majors fall within, each with its own admission rate.</p>

<p>the impacted majors you list are out-dated ...since 03?</p>

<p>i dont think PEIS is impacted</p>

<p>and yea...there just seems to be a ton of contradictions when it comes to
how they say they admit students...and how they actually admit students</p>