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.

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.

David L Boyerreply
March 2, 2024 at 10:53 pm

My child got an early acceptance letter from UC. Berkeley, and something Similar from UCSB. what do you think their chances are for regular acceptance at ucla?

Ms. Sunreply
March 3, 2024 at 12:59 pm
– In reply to: David L Boyer

Your child sounds very high achieving and that is an important consideration for all UCs.

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