Berkeley Early Admission Notification (Freshman Applicants)

Sounds like UC Berkeley made acceptance offers to some freshman applicants yesterday (Thursday, February 9, 2023). Everyone else got a “decisions will be released … March 30, 2023” email today (Friday, February 10, 2023). If you are unsure, check your MAP@Berkeley portal to see if your decision is available.

According to Berkeley’s January 31, 2023 issue of the Admissions Bulletin for Counselors:

In the coming days, a small number of first-year applicants will be notified of their admission to UC Berkeley. The vast majority of these admits will be candidates for the Regents’ and Chancellor’s scholarship, and a small number will be admitted to other special programs. The remaining first-year admits will still be under consideration and will be notified of their admission decision on Thursday, March 30th, 2023.

The “special programs” mentioned generally refer to MET, GMP, and the dual degree programs (Sciences Po and University of Hong Kong). But decision release time frame does change for these programs, so don’t stress out if you applied to a “special program” but have not heard back.

Berkeley also provided Fall 2021 early notification admit numbers in the May 2022 Annual Report on Undergraduate Admissions Requirements and Comprehensive Review:

For fall 2021, about 950 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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