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Hundreds of University of California, Irvine, letters of acceptance were rescinded because too many people accepted admission, a school spokesman said Friday.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