Cal­i­for­nia school to pare new en­rollees

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

Hun­dreds of Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Irvine, let­ters of ac­cep­tance were re­scinded be­cause too many peo­ple ac­cepted ad­mis­sion, a school spokesman said Fri­day.

“This is not a typ­i­cal year,” Tom Va­sich, said in a phone in­ter­view. He said the prob­lem arose be­cause “more stu­dents than we ex­pected ac­cepted ad­mis­sion to the univer­sity.”

The 499 let­ters that went out start­ing ear­lier this month to peo­ple who had been ac­cepted left stu­dents scram­bling to ei­ther ap­peal the de­ci­sion or make other plans for the fall.

About 7,100 fresh­men were ac­cepted and planned to reg­is­ter at the univer­sity this fall, about 850 more than the univer­sity had planned for, the Los An­ge­les Times re­ported Fri­day.

It trimmed its list in ac­cor­dance with nor­mal poli­cies, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from Thomas Parham, the univer­sity’s vice chan­cel­lor for stu­dent af­fairs.

As of Fri­day af­ter­noon, Va­sich said, 64 ac­cep­tances had been re­stored through the ap­peals process.

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