right arrow
Examples: Monday, today, last week, Mar 26, 3/26/04
GUEST STUDENT OF THE WEEK: Rohan is a freshman at Dartmouth (and loves it) having gotten in ED for the Class of 2023. He's here to debunk myths regarding admissions and student life at his school. ASK HIM ANYTHING!
Make sure to check out our May Checklists for HS Juniors and HS Seniors. Consult these quick resources to get you started on the process this month.
As we work to adjust to the current reality, make sure to check out these dedicated COVID-19 resources: our directory of virtual campus tours, our directory of extended deadlines, as well as the list of schools going test optional this fall.

How does each UC campus notify you regarding Regents scholarship?

iris17iris17 12 replies5 threads Junior Member
edited April 7 in UC Transfers
Im a transfer student from a CCC currently awaiting decisions from UCI, UCSD, UCB, and UCLA.

I recently got accepted into UCR with a regents scholarship. Notification of being a regents scholar came along with the acceptance notification.

I was wondering how it is for other campuses? I definitely am in no way saying that i'm gonna get regents for the other UCs I applied to since obviously its gonna be different for each campus, but it would damn be great and satisfying if i did. I am holding on to some hope in me that I can qualify for regents in even just 1 other UC. Anyone reading this who got regents / knows someone who did for this Fall 2020?

I heard that UCB and UCLA sends out notifications around February/March and an interview is needed. Considering I haven't heard from them at all yet, is that a high indicator that I may not receive the scholarship? I also don't know though if the notifications are different for freshmen and transfers.

Thank you so much and good luck to my fellow transfers still waiting on decisions :)
edited April 7
18 replies
· Reply · Share

Replies to: How does each UC campus notify you regarding Regents scholarship?

  • lkg4answerslkg4answers 2204 replies241 threads Senior Member
    I don't know how it works for transfer students but for for freshmen:
    UCLA - invite to apply via written application approx 3 wks prior to admissions
    UCB - early admission and invite to interview for Regents
    UCSB - early notification of acceptance and Regents via mail
    UCI - early notification of acceptance with Regents posted on portal shortly after
    UCSD, UCD - notification on portal on day of acceptance
    I don't know how UCSC, UCM or UCR handle Regents.
    · Reply · Share
  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 30288 replies384 threads Forum Champion
    Berkeley
    Automatically considered.
    Amount: $2,500 a year.
    Approximately 200 ultimately receive the Regents (culled from freshmen and transfers).
    Notifications sent a few weeks after admittance.

    Davis
    Amount: $7,500 a year.
    UC Davis is the only UC where you must apply for a Regents (October 1-Jan 6).
    Letter of Recommendation required.
    Notification of winners sent mid-to-late April.

    Irvine
    Automatically considered.
    Amount: $5,000 a year.
    Notifications sent out mid-March, along with admittance to UCI. This year notification of winners was sent the first week of March.

    UCLA
    Automatically considered.
    Amount: $2,000 a year.
    Approximately 100 ultimately receive the Regents (culled from freshmen and transfers).
    Getting an invite does not guarantee admission, although about 90% do get acceptance notifications.
    Notification of winners sent out usually after the first week in May.

    Merced
    Automatically considered.
    Amount: $7,000 a year.
    Notifications sent with acceptance notices (or possibly earlier).

    Riverside
    Automatically considered.
    Amount: $5,000 a year.

    San Diego
    Automatically considered.
    Amount: $2,000-8,000 a year.
    Notifications sent with acceptance notices.

    Santa Barbara
    Does not offer Regents to transfers.

    Santa Cruz
    Automatically considered.
    Amount: $5,000 a year.
    Notifications sent mid-May.
    · Reply · Share
  • throwingestawaysthrowingestaways 56 replies0 threads Junior Member
    For last year's Irvine transfers, they got a notification on their portal. However, the UCI portal did change, so they may also have changed their Regents notification system.
    · Reply · Share
  • SatanFlower69SatanFlower69 313 replies5 threads Member
    UCD website doesn't mention anything about a specific application or letter of recommendation required for Regents. Is the website information not accurate?

    ***Applicants are considered on the basis of information contained in the UC application for admission and scholarships, which must be received by the November 30 deadline. Unless specifically requested, no other documentation is required.***
    · Reply · Share
  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 30288 replies384 threads Forum Champion
    @SatanFlower69: My mistake. The information is a few years old and I forgot to update some of the changes.
    · Reply · Share
  • ChaiT3AChaiT3A 26 replies4 threads Junior Member
    @Gumbymom do you think you can start a **CSUN Class of 2024 Discussion Thread** I tried to start one on my own but I am not nearly popular enough :blush: So if you could that would be great!!!
    · Reply · Share
  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 30288 replies384 threads Forum Champion
    edited April 9
    Comment deleted. Wrong forum.
    edited April 9
    · Reply · Share
  • Not2cool4schoolNot2cool4school 74 replies0 threads Junior Member
    From my experience as a transfer last year, UC Davis included the Regents notification in my acceptance letter, and they mailed a letter, as well. For Irvine, I got an email 5 days after I was admitted. I wasn't awarded Regents at Cal, but I remember seeing people update about a week or two later, and it was only like one or two transfer students.
    · Reply · Share
  • iris17iris17 12 replies5 threads Junior Member
    @Not2cool4school just got admitted into Irvine yay! didn't get regents tho in my acceptance letter. gonna assume for now that i truly didn't get any scholarships , but still hope that I land in the same situation as you where you received an email for regents days after being admitted. Thanks!
    · Reply · Share
  • Not2cool4schoolNot2cool4school 74 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Congrats @iris17 ! UCI is great school! Also, they may release Regents info later, you'll usually see people comment on the transfer thread that they've been awarded Regents.

    I don't know how each UC calculates financial aid, but even without Regents at Cal, my financial package was amazing here, and I got good aid packages at other UCs. Also, at some campuses there are scholarships you can apply to after admission, like the Alumni scholarships at Davis and Berkeley, and others that come up at the beginning of the Fall semester. I was part of a transfer program here that would provide info on scholarships as they came up, and really encouraged us to apply. If aid is important, I would suggest looking out for those programs that help transfer students to see if they have any leads.
    · Reply · Share
  • hoshizorahoshizora 362 replies8 threads Member
    @Not2cool4school my EFC for FAFSA is too high and I'm not getting any aid at all (other than unsubsidized loans from UCR and UCSC(?)) What kind of financial aid could I be offered?
    · Reply · Share
  • Not2cool4schoolNot2cool4school 74 replies0 threads Junior Member
    There's need based aid, such as grants and scholarships, but sometimes there's also merit based aid you may be able to apply for, like the Leadership Award at Cal
    (https://alumni.berkeley.edu/community/scholarships/leadership-award). Sometimes there are other organizations which offer merit scholarships, as well. Also, if you want to keep your costs down, you may be able to find a part time job, even without work study.
    · Reply · Share
  • hoshizorahoshizora 362 replies8 threads Member
    Does work study affect your financial aid negatively?
    · Reply · Share
  • lynettelymlynettelym 7 replies0 threads New Member
    This year UCI Regents' comes with admitted letter, just got it.
    · Reply · Share
  • Not2cool4schoolNot2cool4school 74 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @hoshizora No, work study is a type of financial aid. From the FASFA site, https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/work-study:

    Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.
    · Reply · Share
  • Not2cool4schoolNot2cool4school 74 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @lynettelym Congrats!
    · Reply · Share
  • hoshizorahoshizora 362 replies8 threads Member
    @hoshizora No, work study is a type of financial aid. From the FASFA site, https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/work-study:

    Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.

    I see. I currently work at school as an embedded tutor but I'm not qualified for financial need due to my high EFC. I will have to file this for my FAFSA next year and I was just hoping this won't decrease my chances of getting financial aid (if they can give me any at all)
    · Reply · Share
  • hoihtahhoihtah 9 replies0 threads New Member
    In my case, for UCSC, they just sent out an email yesterday (4/15), weeks after acceptance.
    · Reply · Share
Sign In or Register to comment.

Recent Activity