UC Irvine Rescinds Acceptances to Hundreds of Applicants

Two months before the start of the fall semester, the University of California, Irvine, rescinded the acceptances of 499 students, reports The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times.

About 7,100 freshmen were accepted and planned to register at the university this fall, approximately 850 more than the university had planned for, reported the newspapers. The university's vice chancellor for student affairs, Thomas Parham, told both newspapers that it trimmed the list according to normal policies. Incoming freshmen must meet the following conditions: receive a high school diploma, maintain a 3.0 grade point average with no Ds or Fs in UC-approved courses, and meet deadlines for submitting all official test scores and transcripts.  

But the Associated Students of the University of California, Irvine, a student government organization, said in a statement that the school's enrollment staff had rescinded acceptances of students who had not made any mistakes. 

Parham told The Los Angeles Times that all accepted students who met the admissions conditions would be allowed to attend UCI and that the university would not withdraw admission offers due to overenrollment. The university has apologized for any mistakes in the process, and students have the opportunity to appeal. At the end of last week, 64 acceptances had been restored through the appeals process.


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