UC Irvine to Reinstate 290 Withdrawn Admission Offers for Missing Transcript Deadline

From the Los Angeles Times, UC Irvine to reinstate all 290 students whose admission offers were withdrawn for transcript problems (August 2, 2017):

UC Irvine, under fire for rescinding nearly 500 admission offers two months before the start of fall term, announced Wednesday that it will reinstate all 290 students whose offers were withdrawn for failing to meet deadlines and other requirements for transcripts and test scores.

Appeals from students whose acceptances were withdrawn because of poor senior grades will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, said Ria Carlson, associate chancellor of strategic communications and public affairs.

“It’s clear that we don’t like the way this was handled,” Carlson said, adding that Chancellor Howard Gillman would issue a statement later Wednesday. “We should have been more sensitive in our approach. We probably should have worked more closely with students. We should have reached out to them by telephone.” [Note from Ms. Sun: translation = “If we knew this was going to be on national news, we would have tried to be nicer. But don’t expect us to try when something like this happens again. We clearly didn’t learn a lesson from UC Santa Cruz, when it got flak for cancelling 500+ students back in 2015, and we probably won’t remember this either.”]

As of Tuesday, 112 of the 214 appeals from students whose offers were withdrawn for transcript-related problems had been granted. The success rate was lower for those whose offers were rescinded because of poor senior grades; in that category, eight of 132 appeals from 209 students had been granted.

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  2 comments for “UC Irvine to Reinstate 290 Withdrawn Admission Offers for Missing Transcript Deadline

  1. Emma
    August 3, 2017 at 9:08 PM

    do colleges look at AR and W the same, or do they look at it differently? Also, is there any way I can change a non passing grade to a AR instead of showing as the nonpassing grade? I asked like 5 counselors and they said they didnt know what I was talking about

    • Ms. Sun
      August 4, 2017 at 9:54 PM

      UCs are generally ok with couple of Ws (you should probably provide an explanation if you have a whole bunch of them). You should be able to search “academic renewal” on your community college’s website to find the form and procedure for filing academic renewal (every community college has a different set of rules, so you need to figure out whether you qualify to file for academic renewal and the procedure you have to follow; the form should also specify which office handles the academic renewal filings).

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