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UC Berkeley Welcomes More Than 3,000 Transferees by Extending Deadline


In line with the University of California's goal to balance enrollees with 1:2 ratio, one transferee for every two residents moving up to the freshmen level.

UC aims to add 5,000 more students come 2019. Data reveals that 92 percent of transferees enrolling in the University of California came from California community college campuses, according to Daily Cat.

To cater to the ongoing need of these new students, the UC Office of the President announces recently the deadline extension for the said transferees' applications from Nov. 30 to Jan. 3, 2017.

UC campuses are lenient to all transferees for the 2017 semester in the "fall" season. California community college graduates are also prioritized. The longer period of enrollment can also give more choices to applicants who may not have considered UC as their next school.

Working students who missed the original deadline can have a second chance in being a part of their intended university, as implied by Janet Napolitano, UC President.

UCOP spokesperson Claire Doan however, stressed that it is best to lodge transfer applications prior to the November deadline because some programs might not be available anymore if the UC capacity has been filled up.

On the other hand, it is not explained by UC why the school statistics showed that those who enrolled following the original deadline pay higher rates than enrollees during the extension. This may have been dependent to specific courses applied.

The deadline extension is designed to assist "Transfer Pathways" transferees that highlight courses required by community college students. They are now following the "Transfer Pathways" guidelines for them to be competitive when applying for the 21 popular UC majors in various campuses that offered them.

UC will list down all the closed programs and majors by Dec. 1, 2016 - so if you are an enrollee during the extension period, better check that one first to make sure you can be admitted in your chosen field. You can find some information on the UC Berkeley website.

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