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UC Berkeley Fall 2020 Transfer Appeal

rainofsereinrainofserein 25 replies3 threads Junior Member
edited June 8 in UC Transfers
Hi!! I got rejected from Cal (very expected but sad nonetheless) and I want to try appealing. I know chances of getting accepted by appeal are slim, but I’d feel better than not trying at all since this is my dream school.

I got rejected because I had almost none of the recommended major prep courses done so it’s understandable. I’m going to try to send in my appeal ASAP but they’re due May 15 for all UCs I believe.

Just thought I’d make this thread for common questions we have.
edited June 8
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  • eakazantsevaeakazantseva 19 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Honestly, I do not even know why I got rejected, therefore have no idea how to appeal yet
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  • fearthfihrfearthfihr 51 replies5 threads Junior Member
    @eakazantseva I am in the same boat as you. I had a 4.0 and was completely the rest of my pre-reqs in this Spring. I am really confused and do not even know what to write in my appeal, but I just know that I am going to. Does anyone know when we get notified if our appeal gets accepted?
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  • rainofsereinrainofserein 25 replies3 threads Junior Member
    edited April 17
    @fearthfihr I looked in past years’ threads and it looks like it’s mid-June...which means if we wanna appeal we should SIR somewhere else just in case
    edited April 17
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  • NonTradtionalNonTradtional 260 replies5 threads Junior Member
    Everyone - Appeals are very specific in what they're asking for.

    You don't appeal about something you were lacking & therefore want to explain why. That doesn't work since they already reviewed your application & rejected you because of it.

    Instead - You can appeal only if something "new" and also "significant" has changed that's not in your application already.

    The reason most appeals are unsuccessful is that people are just repeating their same application (which has already been reviewed & decided upon) but are now offering an explanation as to why.
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  • fearthfihrfearthfihr 51 replies5 threads Junior Member
    @nontraditional Well, I am not sure what else to mention besides the fact that I have A's in the rest of my pre-reqs that I am completing this semester. It says we can mention grades in our appeal. Although, I do not know what else I could mention. I had good extracurriculars and solid personal statements, but since I was applying in 1 year, I had a lot of classes in progress this semester. Hopefully explaining that I have A's in them and further explaining my case of why I want to go to Cal for my major will help, but I know it is unlikely. I guess only time will tell.
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  • uciplsucipls 5 replies0 threads New Member
    Major: Political Science
    GPA; 3.87
    EC: Clubs, Conferences, and more
    Solid Personal Statement
    70+ units from CC and Multiple AP's from HS

    Honestly, I'm at a loss for why I might have gotten rejected, I want to file for an appeal, but I don't know what to say.
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  • mrkaylemrkayle 2 replies0 threads New Member
    Hi everyone,
    How can I get contact for admission office of L&S for inquiries about reason for rejection amidst the COVID-19? I tried calling them but only received machine answer rather than admission officer.
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  • NonTradtionalNonTradtional 260 replies5 threads Junior Member
    edited April 20
    ucipls wrote: »
    Major: Political Science
    GPA; 3.87
    EC: Clubs, Conferences, and more
    Solid Personal Statement
    70+ units from CC and Multiple AP's from HS

    Honestly, I'm at a loss for why I might have gotten rejected, I want to file for an appeal, but I don't know what to say.
    That's a good GPA - I'm sorry! Find the email for admissions (get the email of a specific person so it doesn't go to a random desk) and ask them what you're lacking/ what you could have improved on, etc. They'll most likely give you a copy & paste response but at least try to get something out of them that you could address in your appeal. But again, appeals are only if something new came up after the application or wasn't mentioned in the application that you want them to consider.

    Your GPA is high enough that you'll get into other great schools in that major.
    edited April 20
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  • eakazantsevaeakazantseva 19 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Did anyone appeal?
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  • peachmilk10peachmilk10 10 replies0 threads New Member
    Hello! It seems that this thread isn't as active, but I appealed to UCB as a Cell and Molec Bio major :) I was actually admitted to Cal last year, but due to family circumstances in my last semester and I got a bad grade in a required class. Retook the class and got an A, but was devastated to receive the rejection letter this year. Haven't gotten any emails or updates yet, so I'm still waiting. Apparently the results come out around June 15... Best of luck to everyone who appealed!
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  • Ohm888Ohm888 Forum Champion UC Transfers 2889 replies70 threads Forum Champion
    @peachmilk10 i hope you get better news this time around.
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  • fearthfihrfearthfihr 51 replies5 threads Junior Member
    I submitted my appeal back in May but have not heard anything... what about you guys?
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  • vsinnvsinn 3 replies0 threads New Member
    Same I haven’t heard back yet. The admissions live chat isn’t so helpful either. I believe the first wave of transfer waitlist decisions are coming out today but not sure about appeals
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  • peachmilk10peachmilk10 10 replies0 threads New Member
    I havent gotten anything back too.. As far as I'm aware the Cal transfer waitlist thread is hoping that there will be a wave tomorrow. I'm not sure if Cal would take waitlist students as first priority and then pick appeals if spaces remain, or if appeal and waitlist students are considered together.
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  • UCLA22CogSci/LINGCSUCLA22CogSci/LINGCS 248 replies2 threads Junior Member
    I just wanted to let you know I am a transfer waitlist applicant and a handful of students have gotten in no one knows what is going on and their live chat reps have given us conflicting information.
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  • peachmilk10peachmilk10 10 replies0 threads New Member
    @UCLA22CogSci/LINGCS Thanks for the information! That's upsetting to hear, I hope Cal gives all of us news soon. I wish you the best on getting off the waitlist :)
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  • beans456beans456 33 replies0 threads Junior Member
    I'm a physics major transferring from a CCC and I appealed because I didn't submit the required breadth form so, my application was automatically rejected without it being reviewed. I explained why I missed completing it (provided new info) and why I want to go to UCB. I have SIR'd UCSB for now. The wait is killing me :/
    Good luck to everyone!
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  • beans456beans456 33 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Did anyone recieve an email saying there appeal has been granted or something? I have not, but someone asked about it in the live chat.
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  • peachmilk10peachmilk10 10 replies0 threads New Member
    @beans456 I personally did not :( Whoever did get that email is super lucky lool
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  • beans456beans456 33 replies0 threads Junior Member
    edited June 22
    On the live chat they said they have not accepted any transfers off the appeal yet and we may hear back until after July 1st. Good luck everyone, keep heart.
    edited June 22
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