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UC Davis Waitlist Discussion Class of 2024

GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 30527 replies420 threads Forum Champion
Please post your questions and discussion information on this thread. Best of luck to all Waitlisted students.

Here are the Waitlist numbers for 2019:

Waitlist offers: 10,641
Waitlist opt-ins: 3,458
Waitlist admits: 1,971
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  • Leah0807Leah0807 5 replies0 threads New Member
    Hi! I got waitlisted by Davis and I applied for the major comparative literature. I was undering if majors are taken into consideration when they are admitting students off the waitlist. Since I applied for a (im guessing) pretty unpopular major in Davis it might be easier for me to get in?
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 30527 replies420 threads Forum Champion
    @Leah0807: UCD does not admit by major in the College of Letters and Sciences but by division so you would be competing against all the other Humanities based majors. I cannot say if it will be easier based on your major. All you can do is opt into the waitlist, get excited about the schools that accept you and hope for the best.
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  • Leah0807Leah0807 5 replies0 threads New Member
    Okok thanks! I also wanted to ask if there is anything other than the essay prompt from davis that I can do to increase my chances. I asked my counselor and she said to send a recommendation letter through email. (even though the UCs dont accept recommendation letters). UCD is my dream school and I am really desperate to increase the chances of me getting in!
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 30527 replies420 threads Forum Champion
    @Leah0807: Do not send any other documentation beyond the essay since UCD will ask for additional information if they need it.
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  • bethiewbethiew 99 replies7 threads Junior Member
    When do they usually start sending waitlist decisions? Is it around May 25 and the latest they'll tell you is June 30? Will waitlists be delayed due to the virus?
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 30527 replies420 threads Forum Champion
    edited April 2
    @bethiew: Last year, waitlisted students heard around 5/6 and the year before around 5/25. No one can say how much of an impact the Covid 19 will have on the waitlists. All you can do is SIR to another school by May 1 and hope for the best.
    edited April 2
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  • sjdb16sjdb16 11 replies1 threads New Member
    What goes into consideration when they make their decisions on who gets accepted from the waitlist and who doesn't?
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 30527 replies420 threads Forum Champion
    @sjbd16: Your waitlist essay will be the main consideration along with availability of spots.
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  • Leah0807Leah0807 5 replies0 threads New Member
    Since UCD amits by divisions, not majors, will talking specifically about the major I applied for in the waitlist letter be a good idea? Or should I go for other points.
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 30527 replies420 threads Forum Champion
    @Leah0807: You can talk about your intended major and why UCD would be your top choice. I would refer to specific professor’s (if possible) or aspects of the program that you feel would benefit you academically.
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  • Leah0807Leah0807 5 replies0 threads New Member
    Thank you!! And also do they look at my four UC application essays again when they are admitting off of the waitlist or do they only look at the new essay?
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 30527 replies420 threads Forum Champion
    @Leah0807: I would imagine they will re-review your original application along with new your essay to determine whom they will accept off the waitlist.
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  • frogs13frogs13 4 replies0 threads New Member
    On the common data set, it says last year the number of students accepted off the waitlist was less than one percent. However, I see the numbers that you posted in some sources as well. I'm not sure which to believe... does anyone know about this?
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 30527 replies420 threads Forum Champion
    @frogs13:

    2018 Waitlist stats (from 2018-2019 common dataset)

    Waitlist offers: 9213
    Waitlist opt-ins: 3207
    Waitlist admits: 24

    2019 Waitlist stats: (common dataset for 2019-2020 not available. Data taken from UC counselor conference link):

    Waitlist offers: 10,641
    Waitlist opt-ins: 3,458
    Waitlist admits: 1,971
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  • frogs13frogs13 4 replies0 threads New Member
    That's such a huge difference! Makes me a little nervous as it's impossible to infer how many they'll admit this year.
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  • Leah0807Leah0807 5 replies0 threads New Member
    I just submitted my waitlist application and the additional comments disappeared after i submitted them and re-opened the application update form. Is this supposed to happen?
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  • bethiewbethiew 99 replies7 threads Junior Member
    Leah0807 wrote: »
    I just submitted my waitlist application and the additional comments disappeared after i submitted them and re-opened the application update form. Is this supposed to happen?

    Additional comments seem to disappear for everyone once we submit. I think it goes to them, it's just not visible to us anymore. Someone else said this in a different forum btw.
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  • moonjellomoonjello 1 replies0 threads New Member
    edited April 14
    I submitted my waitlist app for psych a few days ago. With my fall grades, I have a 4.12 UC GPA and a 1410 SAT. I wrote about how UC Davis is my top choice in my essay and mentioned many specific things and values that I like about the school. My extracurriculars aren't that great (mainly art-focused) and I didn't take a math course senior year. However, I said that I was planning on taking statistics for college credit over the summer. I'm from a competitive school in the peninsula. Do you think I have a chance?
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  • blasterliblasterli 4 replies0 threads New Member
    DS got off the waitlist today.
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  • homosapienshomosapiens 80 replies2 threads Junior Member
    edited April 22
    @blasterli Wow that's great news! Are you OOS or in-state and which major?
    edited April 22
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