Berkeley Early Admission Notification (Freshman Applicants)

Sounds like UC Berkeley made acceptance offers to some freshman applicants today (Friday, February 11, 2022). Check your MAP@Berkeley portal to see if your decision is available.

According to Berkeley’s January 21, 2022 issue of the Admissions Bulletin for Counselors:

In the coming weeks, a select number of students will be notified that they have been admitted to UC Berkeley, most of whom will be candidates for the Regents’ and Chancellor’s scholarship or admits to other special programs.

Most students will receive their decision during our normal release period – March 24th for freshman applicants and April 22nd for transfer applicants. If your student doesn’t hear from us in the next few weeks, please inform them that no decision has yet been made and they are still in the review process.

The “special programs” mentioned generally refer to MET, GMP, and the dual degree programs (Sciences Po and University of Hong Kong).

Berkeley also provided admit numbers for early notification 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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February 12, 2022 at 12:01 pm

Quick question – this says “Most students will receive their decision during our normal release period – March 24th for freshman applicants and April 22nd for transfer applicants.” I read this as some transfer students will potentially hear sooner as well? Is that the case and if so, when would transfer students expect to receive notification? There is no clear answer to this question anywhere and greatly appreciate any clarity you can provide.

Ms. Sunreply
February 12, 2022 at 8:22 pm
– In reply to: Shannon

Berkeley generally releases all transfer decisions on the same day (toward the end of April). I do not recall the campus ever releasing transfer decisions in batches since I’ve been doing this.

February 14, 2022 at 12:05 pm

As the announcement UC Berkeley already sent out most students they offered early on last 02/12 ? Please confirm, thank you very much.

Ms. Sunreply
February 14, 2022 at 12:35 pm
– In reply to: Kim

I believe the early notification all went out on Friday (2/11/ 2022).

February 15, 2022 at 10:38 am

Any word on GMP acceptances?

Ms. Sunreply
February 15, 2022 at 10:52 am
– In reply to: Miguel

If you didn’t hear on Friday (2/11), then expect the decision on March 24.

March 22, 2022 at 6:01 am

What time is the regular action acceptance notification released?

Ms. Sunreply
March 22, 2022 at 12:18 pm
– In reply to: Mala

This Thursday (3/24).

March 24, 2022 at 11:03 am

What time notifications will be out today? Will it be rolling out in batches today or all at once ?

Ms. Sunreply
March 24, 2022 at 11:50 am
– In reply to: Hong

Usually in the afternoon, after school lets out to minimize disruptions. Berkeley generally releases all decisions at the same time.

March 24, 2022 at 2:06 pm

What time will decisions be released (pacific time)?

Ms. Sunreply
March 24, 2022 at 2:25 pm
– In reply to: Monet

I think around 3 p.m.?

March 25, 2022 at 12:37 pm

So if you have a transfer student going in as a junior, we will hear from Berkeley at the end of April and not in March? Am I correct in saying that?

Ms. Sunreply
March 28, 2022 at 12:34 pm
– In reply to: Moskowitz

Transfer decisions will come out on April 22, 2022 for Berkeley.

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