Berkeley Early Admission Notification (Freshman Applicants)

UC Berkeley sent acceptance offers to some freshman applicants this afternoon (Friday, February 9, 2024). If you are unsure, check your MAP@Berkeley portal to see if your decision is available.

Update: An email went out on 2/10/2024 to freshman applicants who did NOT receive an acceptance offer on 2/9/204 stating that “decisions will be released approximately late afternoon / early evening (Pacific time) on March 28, 2024, via the MAP@Berkeley portal.”

According to Berkeley’s Application FAQs:

… a small number of students will receive notification of their decision in February. Most of these students will be nominees for Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarships, a process that has traditionally been initiated during this time of year … majority of first-year applicants still will receive their decisions at the end of March, via the MAP@Berkeley portal.

Berkeley provided Fall 2022 early notification admit numbers in the June 2023 Annual Report on Undergraduate Admissions Requirements and Comprehensive Review:

For the seventh year, Berkeley released a small number of admission decisions in February. For fall 2022, about 1,350 applicants were admitted; these include applicants chosen to interview for the Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarship, as well as admitted to the College of Engineering’s Management, Entrepreneurship & Technology (MET) program, Sciences Po Dual Degree program, and a small number of recruited athletes.

Congratulations to those of you who were admitted! Those of you who haven’t heard, hang in there!


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Amy S.reply
February 21, 2024 at 10:11 am

Ms. Sun, do you know if UCLA sent out alumni scholarship invitation for 2024-2025 freshman yet? Do other ucs follow the same schedule?

Ms. Sunreply
February 21, 2024 at 10:25 am
– In reply to: Amy S.

The UCLA scholarship email went out at the beginning of February. I stopped updating that because UCLA appears to be the only UC campus that still requires an additional application BEFORE the admission decisions are released.

Navireply
February 21, 2024 at 11:22 am
– In reply to: Ms. Sun

Ms. Sun could you please share how that email looked like ? Does every applicant receive that email or a few chosen ones? Is it advisable to applying to these scholarship emails for a favorable effect on the application status?

Ms. Sun
February 21, 2024 at 11:44 am
– In reply to: Navi

There’s a good post on College Confidential that explains the (lack of) significance of the email.

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