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UC Berkeley Regents

i<3cookiesi<3cookies Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
Hey everyone!

What are the more important determining factors for the UC Berkeley Regents scholars program?

Also, I've been wondering, if you do not get invited for UCLA's regents scholars program, what are your chances of getting UC Berkeley regents?

Thanks :]
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Replies to: UC Berkeley Regents

  • GoldstarGoldstar Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    About your first question, if you meant to ask about who would be candidates, I can tell you what I have heard. A Cal representative (she was with the Financial Aid Office, if I remember correctly) was sitting at the same table and she told the attendees that candidates were the top (few %) applicants and the reception was to recruit them. If you meant who would be recipient, I would say it may have to do with the the interviewer's recommendation.

    My S did not get an invitation from UCLA but he was a candidate for the CAL one.
  • blueduckyblueducky Registered User Posts: 1,705 Senior Member
    They invite you for an interview; then I would advise you to answer their questions intelligently. Worrying about anything else will not help you, I guarantee it.
  • i&lt;3cookiesi&lt;3cookies Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
    yayy i got invited for berkeley regents :D

    does past regent candidates know how the interview typically goes? are they like the usual ones for other universities?
  • i&lt;3cookiesi&lt;3cookies Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
    did anyone get the actual mail notifying you that you're a candidate yet? :]
  • SarahJay25SarahJay25 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    no i haven't gotten the mail yet. i'm guessing it'll come tomorrow?
    btw when's your interview?
  • i&lt;3cookiesi&lt;3cookies Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
    3/6 10:30 am at some hotel in L.A. :3
    i signed up for physical science~
  • star3rulzstar3rulz Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    Hey Guys,
    I checked this site when I was a senior in high school so hope to provide some feedback to make your life easier. I am currently a UCB Regent and I was doing some call banking (calling all of you candidates to ask if you guys have questions so expect that). So to answer the guy's question. Interviewers are just professor and they just want to see what type of person you are (aka. a nice and sincere person and not some jerk). As for your chances for getting the scholarship, I personally didn't get invited to UCLA regent but got UCB one so it really depends on you. Different school look for different things in an applicant. Hope that helps, good luck!

    Recruiting Comment: Good luck on your interview (please sign up for one) and also attend the ROHP (host program). Hope you guys go to Cal!
  • i&lt;3cookiesi&lt;3cookies Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
    hey star3rulz :D

    do you know if there are any additional forms we need to fill out for the uc berkeley regents scholarship? thanks :]
  • star3rulzstar3rulz Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    As far as I am concern, you don't apply to get the Regent Scholarship, you are invited to be a candidate. You interview and that determines if you are selected. So remember to sign up for your interview. Also, there is a ROHP (Regent's Overnight Host Program). I encourage all candidates to attend. It is a great opportunity to check out the school and meet people so you can make a better college decision.
  • i&lt;3cookiesi&lt;3cookies Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
    oh i wish i could attend that :[ but i live in southern cal. so that won't be possible... thanks btw!
  • star3rulzstar3rulz Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    i<3cookies i see that you are really considering CAL, see you post alot too. Well, I am from SoCal too so I think it is especially important that you do come. There are many available dates and I would recommend coming around CAL day which is on 17th. Therefore, try to attend the April 16th ROHP because that way you can get into the festivities. I don't think it is too much to ask to visit the school you might attend. It'll be worth it, definitely helped me decide to come here.
  • i&lt;3cookiesi&lt;3cookies Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
    hmmm that's true... I'll try my best to check out the ROHP in April then :]
  • ceemomceemom Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    No notice in MyBerkeleyApp so no Regents scholarship. That's disappointing. My D is ranked #1 in her HS graduating class with a 4.00 (4.79 weighted) and an A+ in Math 1D at the local community college that assist.org says is equivalent to 3 semester Math at Berkeley. She has already completed 26 full-year course equivalents. That will be 30 full-year courses by graduation, and the only ones that are not honors, AP or taken at our local community college are PE, the first 2 years of art and the units she gets for her sport (4 yr athlete, 2 yrs MVP so far). She has a job 8hrs/wk and a decent list of community service and peer tutoring.

    Now I am afraid that the reason she didn't get Regents is that she won't be admitted because she went for one of the most competitive majors at Berkeley. I wish I had advised her to aim a little lower.

    For freshman applicants, if you didn't get an invite for ROHP/Interview, then no scholarship, right?
  • i&lt;3cookiesi&lt;3cookies Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
    aw that sucks D:

    a lot of people in my school didn't get it either... only two people were invited for ucla regents and two for berkeley regents...

    don't worry too much :[
  • star3rulzstar3rulz Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    Dear Ceemom, Your daughter does sound like an wonderful applicant. I don't know why she did not get invited for an interview. Sorry to say that there is no scholarship if she didn't get an interview. However, I am sure she'll get into many great schools.
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