Sounds like UC Berkeley made acceptance offers to a batch of freshman applicants today (Friday, February 8, 2019). In previous years this group came out to about 2,000 students; it’s unclear to me right now how big the group is this year. The offers targeted high achieving students; I believe all of them were also also invited to interview for the Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarship. If you did not receive an acceptance offer, DO NOT WORRY, regular decisions will be released on March 28, 2019.
If you received an offer, you will have the option to choose a “First-Year Pathway.” The “First-Year Pathways” include programs Berkeley implemented in order to take the maximum number of students possible while alleviating classroom crowding. Here are the choices offered: Traditional Pathway (starting in the fall); Global Edge (summer in Berkeley, fall in UC London Center, spring in Berkeley); or Fall Program for Freshman (FPF). Keep in mind that Global Edge has an age restriction (you must be 18 years old by August 16, 2019) and students in FPF take classes that are separated from the main campus classes (might take more effort for you to fully integrate into campus/extracurricular activities – something to consider if you are really interested in things like being in a sorority or fraternity).
Congratulations to those of you who were admitted! Those of you who haven’t heard, hang in there!
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