UCs Regent Scholars--- how do they work?

<p>I received the Regent Scholars for UCSB, but I was wondering how they chose who got it for which UC. Many of my friends got the Regents Scholars for UCB and I was disappointed that I did not receive it. Does anyone know what criteria they choose the Regent Scholars for the different campuses? Is it GPA, SAT, SAT II, E.C.s, or just overall (like in a college application?)?</p>

<p>Much thanks,

<p>BTW I applied for UCSB, UCSD, UCLA, and UCB.</p>

<p>I believe its overall.</p>

<p>But often times, these decisions can be pretty random (not saying you don't deserve yours).</p>

<p>ps. (im still ****ed i didn't get my ucla regents =[)</p>

<p>in the letters they sent me for regents, they said that they viewed the entire application in selecting the regents and considered the top 1.5-2 percent of the applicant pool. i think basically they choose the top applicants who they think would end up coming to their schools and offer them a prestigious award to get them to come to their school instead of an ivy for example. (ucla ucb and ucsb all said they did holistic approach in letters i got)</p>

<p>thanks for the answer.</p>

<p>Does it have anything to do with ELC at all?
Does anyone know what ELC does for an applicant? My counselor did not send my name in for ELC even though I qualified; does that hurt my chances at UCB?</p>

<p>My daughter got regents at UCB and UCI and not at UCLA nor UCSD. I'm not sure why but someone told me that one of the criteria for regents at UCSD and UCLA was minimum of 700 on each parts of the SAT. On one of the sections my daughter got a 680, so this is my guess for us at least. I guess UCB and UCI have different criteria.</p>

<p>i dont think it has anything to do with elc...apparently the decisions for regents have been really random though. so if you didnt get it and you still have good stats and essays etc then im sure you'll be fine.</p>

<p>^aveng , the minimum of 700 on each section isnt true i think. I had a 650 on CR and was asked to apply for UCLA regents, didn't get it, but i suppose i still had a chance despite my sub-700 score. I also know a person that got it with a 2050 on her SATS, so mathematically speaking, she must have had a sub-700 score. I think its all holistic.</p>

<p>this is a little off topic, but do you apply for the regents program or do they just select you? (OP got me wondering)</p>


<p>UCLA & Cal have a separate application, and they invite you to apply. The other campuses just use the app for undergrad admissions.</p>

<p>Hey, I got Regents for UCSB too! Even though I prefer Cal, I still think it's nice to have that recognition. Congratulations!</p>