Cal cost $32,000 last year to attend for on-campus, in-state students, the school says. Only 17 percent of students hail from outside California, Larkrith said.
First, the basic numbers still matter, Larkrith said. Increasingly, more schools are taking applications entirely online, which makes submitting them easier for applicants.
Over the past week, I received many questions regarding waitlists.
The first point to bear in mind is that colleges build waitlists to help the college, not the student.
Instructions for opting in will be included with the waitlist notification. Even if students accept a waitlist offer (or several), students should submit a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) by the stated deadline to a UC campus (or other college or university to which they have been accepted). Preliminary financial aid awards will be sent at the time students are notified of waitlist offers.
If they later accept an offer of admission from a campus where they have been wait-listed, they may forfeit their deposit at the first campus. Students who submit their SIR by the deadline will be considered on time for housing and orientation scheduling purposes. Wait-listed freshman applicants will be notified of their status no later than June 1; wait-listed transfer applicants will be notified by July 1st.
First and foremost, the waitlist is an enrollment strategy.
It is an enrollment management tool that helps campuses reach their enrollment targets and budget objectives.
School's still out, but high school seniors are thinking about where they'll apply to college and how they'll get in. For that, It's Only Money turns to Michele Larkrith, associate director of undergraduate admissions at the University of California, Berkeley.
She spoke Monday in San Jose, Calif., to members of the National College Advocacy Group, a group of advisers, CPAs and others that help families plan to get into college.