UC Berkeley’s Wait List opt-in form due April 18

Dear Suzanne,

Hello from Berkeley!

This is just a friendly reminder that the deadline for your students offered a space on UC Berkeley’s Wait List is April 18, 2016. Please remind them that they should tell us they would like to remain on the Wait List by submitting the wait list opt-in form by logging on to their MAP@Berkeley, their student application portal page.

Here are some FAQs that may be helpful to your students:

Q: What is the wait list Essay?
A: Students who choose to opt ­in to the wait list may choose to complete this optional written statement. While this is not a requirement, the essay may serve to provide further information to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Berkeley.

Wait list Essay
Share, in 500 words or less ­ anything we may not have already learned about you through your application. Topics to use for the statement may include: Awards and recognition obtained since the point of application, Explanation of any course changes, challenges faced since the point of application. Please remember there is no right or wrong answer, simply the opportunity to share additional information.

Q: May I send in 7th semester grades?
A: Sending most recent grades is optional. Students will be able to list courses and grades OR upload an unofficial copy of latest progress report/transcript. There is no need to ask school officials to send this information. All information must be submitted through the online form, and no other types of submission will be accepted.

Thank you for your partnership throughout the application season!


Office of Undergraduate Admissions
UC Berkeley

3 thoughts on “UC Berkeley’s Wait List opt-in form due April 18

  • April 29, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    The UC does not allow applicants to appeal a decision until a decision has been reached. Waitlist is not a denial and so cannot be appealed. Students can appeal once they have been notified of a final decision. Keep in mind appeals are rarely granted. If you do decide to appeal your best chance will be to work with Wei Li Sun, of Ask Ms. Sun

  • March 15, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Irvine and Riverside will allow waitlisted applicants to appeal only if they opt-in to the waitlist. Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz will review all appeals, whether an applicant is on the waitlist or not.

  • February 23, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Greetings! Very helpful advice within this post!
    It is the little changes that make the greatest changes.

    Thanks for sharing!

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