UCLA decisions will be posting soon so I have started the Waitlist/Appeal Discussion thread.
2022 Waitlist timeline:
Trickles of admits starting April 30. Waitlist closed on August 19.
Below is some previous years data and information regarding the Waitlist and Appeal process. The Waitlist admits will vary from year to year, so there is no way to gauge your chances of being admitted. Fill out the questionnaire if you would like to opt into the wait list, then move on to your other acceptances. You can submit New grades/Schedule along with New accomplishments for the waitlist opt in.
2022 Waitlist data from Common Data set:
Opt ins: 11169
Number of qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 15242
Number accepting a place on the waiting list: 9897
Number of wait-listed students admitted: 214
Number of qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 14470
Number accepting a place on the waiting list: 9254
Number of wait-listed students admitted: 1779
Number accepting a place on the waiting list: 7153
Number of wait-listed students admitted: 965
Here is a link to the appeal process and you cannot appeal if you are on the Waitlist.
There is no typical timeframe for waitlist decisions. Usually admits will start after the May 1 SIR date but if spots open up prior to May 1 then UCLA will starting pulling from the waitlist. Every year varies.
We accepted the waitlist and completed the additional info and will just wait and see but happy with Cal Poly so it’s a win win the WL acceptance stats are similar to the normal
Acceptance stats so we assume it unlikely but the one thing I’ve always told my kids is you don’t get what you don’t ask for
That is encouraging. Thanks! Any advice as far as what information to add to the “additional info” on the waitlist form? UCLA was my D’s top choice. She feels defeated given that a weighted 4.52 GPA, loads of ECs & APs, and ELC wasn’t good enough to be accepted.
Question. UCLA admitted 12,825 students for the class of 2026. With the yield rate being around 50%. I would have thought approximately 6 thousand spots would be filled with waitlisted students, but the actual waitlist acceptance was less than 300. What am I missing?
According to the 2022 Freshman UCLA’s overall yield rate was 50% (there are variations between the colleges)
with 12,844 admitted and 6452 enrolled then you assume you have around 6422 that SIR’d by May 1. That actually leaves only 30 spots available if their target UCLA Freshman class was 6452. Taking into account some summer melt, the waitlist numbers make sense since not all admitted students off the waitlist will enroll if offered a place. The stats do not indicate how many admitted waitlist students actually accepted.
Does anybody know what the likelihood of getting off the waitlist for psychology is? Thus far I haven’t been rejected at any university, with the exception of the waitlist at UCLA … my PIQ’s were pretty decent I’d say, high stats, and I even got a supplemental questionnaire request. Still got waitlisted unfortunately and this was my dream school
Daughter waitlisted for 2nd year in a row… didn’t get in off waitlist last year and took a gap year. Is volunteering abroad and reapplied. UCLA is her dream school so hoping for a win here. She was lucky enough to get into UCB (deferred from last year) but we live 3 miles from campus and is not so excited about being so close to home. Will keep our fingers crossed!
Sorry to hear. Maybe if she doesn’t get off the waitlist again she can take her (presumably ample) AP credits and enroll in CC and get her 60 credits in one year instead of 2 and then enroll in UCLA as a transfer and then finish there (whether in 2, 3, or 4 years).
Hello DD was WL for Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB). She is super bummed as it is her dream school. So bummed that even her acceptance into UCSD for MCB plus some really good other options all pale.
Can you help me understand what would constitute an appeal. She will fill the WL form and will provide the additional details, but just trying to see what this appeal process is.
thanks for any info.