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UCLA Nursing Major Supplemental Application

kaaehchankaaehchan 20 replies18 threads Junior Member
I applied for the fall 2020 term as an undergraduate with nursing as my first choice major, which I have to complete and submit a supplemental application for. However, I'm wondering what would happen if I just don't do the supplemental application at all. Could I get into UCLA (hypothetically speaking) still, just under my alternate major (if I get accepted at all), or would I get rejected altogether for not submitting the supplemental application like I was supposed to?

The reason I'm considering not doing this application is because I don't think I'll be getting in at all. I've seen the stats, the extracurriculars, the admitted profiles, and the acceptance rates, and I admit that I'm hardly up to par at all considered to the others, both those accepted and the likely contenders. My GPA is high, but my SAT is only 1250. This is my first official score, and I'm retaking it this Saturday for the second and last time but I doubt that I'll make that drastic magic improvement. I haven't done any job shadowing or exhibited outstanding leadership in my few acknowledgeable extracurriculars. I've only just become interested in becoming a nurse this past year and a half or so, so I don't have that much background under my belt to show colleges my interest in nursing. I also don't want to bother my teachers to write a letter of recommendation for nothing at all, because I'd be wasting their time and effort. And I believe it's pretty much all too late and pretty much impossible (I-M-P-O-S-S-I-B-L-E) to be changing my first choice major. I don't know why I ever thought I'd actually have a shot at getting in, for both UCLA and UCLA's nursing major. And UC Irvine, too. I applied as a nursing major there also. Yet again severely doubting my capabilities. [End of pointless rant of self-loathing.]

So yeah. '-' There's my context...
Back to the point: What would happen if I didn't submit the nursing major supplemental application for UCLA?
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 28829 replies209 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    edited December 2019
    From UCLA website:
    Q: IF I AM NOT ADMITTED UNDER MY FIRST CHOICE MAJOR, WILL UCLA REVIEW ME FOR MY ALTERNATE MAJOR?
    A: Within the College of Letters and Science, the major an applicant chooses is not a factor in the review process at the freshman level. Otherwise, we guarantee review of first-choice majors only.

    UCLA does not normally consider the alternate choices of applicants who applied to majors in the other schools (Engineering, Arts, Nursing etc.)

    So if you do not complete the supplemental application, then you are guaranteed a rejection with no other options at UCLA.

    You could call admissions and ask to change majors before they start reviewing your application. Even with another major choice, your SAT is below the 25th percentile which does not help your chances.

    I would follow through and complete what you started.


    2019 Data: 
    25th - 75th percentiles for SAT totals:
    UCLA:  1330-1550
    edited December 2019
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  • afklinafklin 2 replies1 threads New Member
    You definitely should follow through and complete the supplemental package. You may ask to change your major but it may be a bit late
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