Guaranteed Admission

<p>As many of you know, those who rank in the top 9 percent of all high school graduates statewide and those who rank in the top 9 percent of their own high school graduating class at the end of the 11th grade are guaranteed admission to one of the UC campuses. Using the admissions calculator ([University</a> of California - Statewide path](<a href=“http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/freshman/california-residents/admissions-index/index.html]University”>http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/freshman/california-residents/admissions-index/index.html)) I fall under the top 9% of CA high school graduates (not the top 9% of my school). </p>

<p>I didn’t get a letter however; many of my friends have received a letter of confirmation. I assume that is so because they are in the top 9% of our high school. Is there any way to check that I do indeed fall under that group who has guaranteed admission? </p>

<p>And if I do fall under that group, should I even apply (and pay the application fee) to Riverside as a backup? Is it safe to assume that they’ll have space, and just not apply?</p>

<p>If you want to attend UCR, you should apply there and not count on ELC. Last year was the first year that UCR was not a 'referral' campus, so only admitted students, for the most part, that applied there.</p>

<p>In my opinion, don't count on these ELC, etc programs to continue. Apply where you want to go and don't take chances where you might get accepted.</p>

<p>agree with crizello. do NOT rely on ELC. just act as though it doesn't exist. apply to every campus you're interested in.</p>

<p>Is it the sheer number of people applying that prompted UCR to stop being a referral campus? And would it insinuate that the quality of UCR's education is improving?</p>