Rejected by UCSB

<p>I just rejected by ucsb which is the number on school i want to go.
I am going to appeal UCSB.
Do i have chance to get in ECON and ACCT major if my gpa is 3.3?
Please give me some suggestions about appeal program.</p>

<p>How did you get rejected there? You need only a 2.7 / 2.8 (For the Econ Major) to be competitive there. Did you not complete IGETC?</p>

<p>I will finish IGETC at spring quarter. I got a F at my fall quarter because i went back to my country, and i didnt attended the finial exam. I am retaking</p>

<p>That F definitely played a role, you cannot fail classes while applying somewhere. You may have an appeal-worthy excuse depending on why you left.</p>

<p>It is family problem, my parents were going to break their marriage. I want to know how many chance to get in UCSB if i appeal?</p>

<p>I think you have a strong case for an appeal. If you can explain your situation convincingly I think you still have a chance.</p>

<p>I think so too, if you didn’t already explain it on the app. Its hard to chance appeals.</p>

<p>I want to know which part will they focus on, explain the problem or my new gpa?</p>

<p>Just a wild shot here: perhaps your writing skills played a part.</p>

<p>@zimzam BOOM! roasted.</p>

<p>I am an international student. Some people told me that If my writing skill like a native, they maybe think i am cheating on that. Is that true?</p>

<p>If you’re an international student (ie, you go to college outside the USA), then that would’ve played a major role in your rejection as well. Getting an F is bad when you’re applying to the UCs, but sometimes, that isn’t enough to get you automatically rejected. Case in point, I have a friend who applied as a Computer Science major (not in the Engineering department, just the Letters and Sciences version) to UC Davis with a D, an F, and a W during the Fall quarter that he submitted his app. His GPA was also very low (2.8) and this was during the Fall 2011 application cycle which was even more competitive than 2012 or 2013. Furthermore, he was a UC-UC transfer but he still got waitlisted to Davis. </p>

<p>My point is that you being an international student, coupled with that F probably caused the rejection. The UCs don’t give priority to international/OOS/CSU/private university students (CCCs get the highest priority, closely followed by UC-UC transfers), but when they do, they definitely won’t be taking someone who’s failed a class.</p>

<p>Of course, you do have a valid reason for an appeal and I highly encourage you to go ahead and submit it. However, I don’t want you to get your hopes up of being accepted. The chances of getting in on an appeal are slim to none. Good luck!</p>


<p>Think about this, as someone who wants to go to UC, for a second: one of the points of going to an institution in the USA as an international student who is ESL is to perfect your English skills; they wouldn’t think it was cheating, they would view it as success or the potential to success.</p>