Berkeley Early Admission Notification (Freshman Applicants)

Sounds like UC Berkeley made acceptance offers to a batch of freshman applicants today (Friday, February 7, 2020). For Fall 2019, around 1,200 students received early admission, including applicants invited to interview for Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarship, as well as students admitted to the MET, Mills 3+2, and Science Po Dual Degree programs, plus recruited athletes. If you did not receive an acceptance offer, DO NOT WORRY, regular decisions will be released on March 26, 2020.

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

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September 6, 2020 at 4:08 pm

Hi Ms. Sun,

I heard from some friends that there are various honor programs at each UC campus. My questions:
1. Is the honor program the same as the regent scholar?
2. Is not, how many different honor programs are there? and how are they different? I heard honor (or regent scholar) has priority in choosing dorms and course selections. is that true?
3. Does regent scholars get any monetary scholarship?
4. How are the students selected into different honor programs? For example, the campus honor program at UCI? and any other programs? Both my friend’s kids are straight A and well-round students with stellar SAT/ACT scores. However, they were not picked. Therefore, I am very curious on the criteria in how it was selected.

If you have cover these topics in your previous posts, please kindly direct me to the link.


Ms. Sunreply
September 7, 2020 at 3:05 pm
– In reply to: Julie
  1. No, any student who meets the requirements for the honors program may apply; Regents’ is by invitation only.
  2. All of the UCs have Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarships, and some kind of honors program (could be for the university or the college, and I think there are some department honors also). Priority registration is available to Regents’ and maybe Chancellor’s (I don’t know for sure). I believe some honors programs may have perks (like a designated floor in the dorm that students can apply for), but the perks will vary from campus to campus. I don’t have a comprehensive list of all of the program perks for every UC campus, but you can search for “honors program benefits” or “regents benefits” on the UC campus website to find the information you need.
  3. Yes, around $2,000 per year depending on the campus and your financial need (additional monetary awards may be available).
  4. Regents’ is likely selected from the top 1% of the entire applicant pool to the campus. Chancellor’s probably has a slightly wider pool. I believe everyone who gets Regents’ and Chancellor’s at UCI are automatically invited for CHP (so probably top 1% or so); students who are invited to CHP but were not awarded Regents’ and Chancellor’s are usually the ones UCI want to attract to the campus (for whatever reason). Students who were not invited to UCI CHP can still apply for it after they get to UCI.
September 8, 2020 at 10:48 am
– In reply to: Ms. Sun

Thank you so much for your quick response. I will reach out to each campus for more details to share.

Ms. Sunreply
September 8, 2020 at 12:58 pm
– In reply to: Julie

I’m happy to help.

Any Questions?