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Anyone appealing to UCB?

UCBorUCLAUCBorUCLA Registered User Posts: 299 Junior Member
edited June 2008 in UC Transfers
I want to appeal. Where do I begin?
Has anyone here ever been accepted through appealing process?
Post edited by UCBorUCLA on

Replies to: Anyone appealing to UCB?

  • oorah87oorah87 Registered User Posts: 369 Member
    jeez I guess you really want to go to UCB huh? What was with that dramatic "break up" you had in the rejection thread?
  • itchy23itchy23 - Posts: 232 Junior Member
    ill trade my UCB for your UCLA
  • Warrior2005Warrior2005 Registered User Posts: 184 Junior Member
    itchy, you've got a deal. Now we just need to contact the schools.

    Oh, if only things worked that way.
  • andandyandandy Registered User Posts: 124 Junior Member
    The chair of the sociology dept at my community college called Berkeley's admissions dept. on my behalf and asked about the process for appeals. It requires 2 letters of rec. as well as a significant appeal letter. In my case, the reason Berkeley gave for my rejection was that I was strong, but there were so many strong applicants, and they can't offer admission to every strong applicant :|

    12,000 transfer applicants 3,200~ accepted

    I'm bummed but it's not the end of the world. I'll probably go to UC Davis if they don't reconsider.
  • TheCaliforniaLifeTheCaliforniaLife Registered User Posts: 488 Member
    I have heard of several people being accepted. However, it is historically a low probability being accepted through appeals. What they do is they have a group of senior faculty review your appeal letter to see if they believe you should be admitted. Once that happens, the dean (or some other person that I can't recall the name of) decides if he wants to admit you or not.

    I just sent my appeal letter out a couple of minutes ago.

    What I did was write a letter laying out information that was not in my original application that could have made a difference to your decision. It has to be information that wasn't originally in your application. Stuff like you took extra courses that you didn't mention or something personal that happened to affect your GPA.
  • UCBorUCLAUCBorUCLA Registered User Posts: 299 Junior Member
    oorah87 - jeez is it wrong to want to go there?

    so what? I'm just really sad.
  • oorah87oorah87 Registered User Posts: 369 Member
    Either way I'm sure you have a bright future ahead of you. So don't worry.. be happy! Toooo tooo tootootoolu tootootu tootootootooooo
  • sreyes7sreyes7 Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    I will be appealing soon. There were courses, after the deadline, that I had forgotten to add which would've affected my admission.
  • laurenrlaurenr Registered User Posts: 106 Junior Member
    I'm a little unsure about appealing, but I might try it for the hell of it. I didn't take three semesters of foreign language (which I HATED), additional english classes and wait six months for nothing. I'm think I'm going to go for it because it's the last option I have if I want it. Plus it never hurts to try and c’mon, how bad can it be to get reject twice. The second time around is always much easier ; )

    After my boss ****ed me off today - the anger hit me. I'm upset because of all the effort I put into going to this UC, not just transferring. Anyway, I picked up some magners cider, order some sushi and put queen on. I'm going to enjoy the last part of my day – whether I want to or not . I suggest you all do the same.

    How do you find out if there is some other significant reason for why you were rejected, other than the competition? Like you’re missing something and are able to explain it…
  • andandyandandy Registered User Posts: 124 Junior Member
    Call the admissions office? Or have a prof. call a counselor at Berkeley like my Prof. did.
  • TorrancecaliTorrancecali Registered User Posts: 2,152 Senior Member
    too lazy to write an appeal letter...
  • jonnyBRAVOjonnyBRAVO Registered User Posts: 53 Junior Member
    Berkeley is random. I got in without doing any preqreqs. 3.7GPA

    I am going to UCLA. I have visited both a few times and Berkeley is just not my scene. UCLA is a better college atmosphere and is very close in ranking. Also the alumni network is better for UCLA students in los angeles.
  • UCBorUCLAUCBorUCLA Registered User Posts: 299 Junior Member
    People say that a lot...
    i havent visited ucla
    but im so torn right now...can't even describe this sadness in me
  • alansdaalansda Registered User Posts: 781 Member
    UCBorUCLA, didn't you get in UCLA? I thought that'd be a done deal, considering your name? :o
  • UCBorUCLAUCBorUCLA Registered User Posts: 299 Junior Member
    lol alansda

    my dream is ucb so I'll take advantage of appeal. but if i still don't get in, then i guess i don't belong there and it's fine
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