fellow waitlisted transfer here!
gpa: 3.74 overall, 3.9-4.0 major gpa
school type: CCC (received my AA-T in june 2019, kinda accidentally took a 2 year break after SIR’ing at uc davis and deciding to not go… then covid hit)
ECs: lots of leaderships experience and programs in hs, drama/musical theatre throughout hs, nothing much but work experience in college which i think is what hurt me. basically just a hostess/cashier at a coffee shop and a substitute teacher for special education (still my current job)
PIQs: i’m a strong writer so i feel really good about those. i’m trying to brainstorm topics for the personal essay, i’m sure a lot of students are opting into the waitlist so i really need to wow admissions.
to everyone that was waitlisted, congrats! it may seem disappointing for some but it’s honestly still really impressive knowing all our applications made it past SOME process that hundreds of others didn’t. since covid is still a big problem, lots of students may not take their spot so we’re almost there!!!