Does this mean I am not UC eligible?

<p>I have a 3.4 weighted GPA
But my UC GPA is a 2.95 because I took honors classes that were not UC approved.
So does this mean I have no chance at any UC’s?
and do they determine your UC eligibility only through GPA?
I applied to UCR,UCSB,UCI,UCB</p>

<p>UC eligibility is determined by a combination of UC GPA and test score, see University</a> of California - Statewide path. Without a 3.0 UC determined GPA, you cannot qualify for admission to any UC for freshman admission.</p>

<p>ok thank you</p>

<p>It doesn't mean you're not eligible. All it means you're not guaranteed acceptance at on of the UCs.</p>

<p>What about UCR?</p>

<p>Please note that my understanding is as I stated. Without a 3.0, you will not be considered for admission as a freshman at any UC. Having 3.0 GPA determines whether you can be considered at all. Anything else such as being in top 9% in a local context or top 9% when test score is also considered determines whether you will be admitted to at least one UC, although not necessarily one of your choice. Until this year, you could also qualify separately by test scores only (combined SAT and SAT II scores) but that option no longer exists. The UCs seem quite clear on this stating: </p>

<p>"In order to be considered for admission, applicants must have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 (3.4 for nonresidents) in all "a-g" courses completed in grades 10 and 11, with no grade lower than a C." University</a> of California - Minimum admission requirements</p>

<p>You need that 3.0 to be "considered for admission."</p>

<p>and they wont round my GPA from a 2.95 to a 3.0</p>

<p>The way I understand rounding is they will only round up if your
GPA somehow went to 3 decimal places, then they would round it up. Example: 2.955 would get rounded up, but 2.950 won't.</p>

<p>Not so fast, UC still indicates they allow admission by exam:</p>

<p>University</a> of California - Admission by exam</p>

If you don't meet UC's minimum requirements, you may be considered for admission to UC if you earn high scores on the ACT With Writing or SAT Reasoning Test and two SAT Subject Tests.</p>

<p>To qualify by examination, you must achieve a minimum UC Score total — calculated according to the instructions below — of 410 (425 for nonresidents). In addition, you must earn a minimum UC Score of 63 on each component of the ACT or SAT Reasoning Test and on each SAT Subject Test.</p>

<p>You may not use an SAT Subject Test to meet these requirements if you have completed a transferable college course in that subject with a grade of C or better.


<p>I think it is true that no one is guaranteed admission anymore, but Merced still needs more students. Please post back here and let us know how you did.</p>

<p>OP, did you submit an app? In my son and daughters years, it would not accept an app (when you hit submit) if you where not eligible.</p>

<p>no they did not say I was ineligible. UC's determine eligibilty with 10th and 11th grade alone right? And is it true that if you don't pass the GPA eligibility they don't even look at your application?
I am really worried I am not eligible.</p>

<p>just to check how do you calculate whether you are UC eligible?</p>

<p>It's on the UC admissions page. </p>

<p><a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>


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<p>So you DID submit an application?
2010 UCR freshman profile.</p>

<p><a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Waitlist FAQ's</p>

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<p>Yes I did submit the apps for Fall 2012</p>

<p>Okay, then have a fallback plan, and sit tight.</p>

<p>This is interesting. </p>

<p>California public profiles
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<p>how would I go about challenging the admission decisions for any of the UC's?</p>

<p>I don't know. We didn't. Son applied to CSU's for "safeties". there is probably some ideas on the general UC thread.</p>

<p><a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Try searching that subforum for "appeals". Another idea might be to post a new thread under college admissions or California colleges with questions about what to do now.</p>

<p>California Colleges
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<p>After denial, you can "appeal" the decision, but only if you can provide "new" information that wasn't previously on your application. And no, new information does not mean senior grades (which would be unfair to every other applicant).</p>

<p>I didn't get rejected yet I just don't feel to confident with my GPA.</p>