Presenting Yourself on the UC Application & Personal Statement Freshman Applicants Fall 2012. Overview. Tips for Counselors Student Preparation Comprehensive Review of the Application Filling Out the Application Basics The Importance of Accurate Details The Personal Statement
Presenting Yourself on the UC Application & Personal StatementFreshman ApplicantsFall 2012
Tips for Counselors
Comprehensive Review of the Application
Filling Out the Application Basics
The Importance of Accurate Details
The Personal Statement
Submitting the Application
October 1-31UC Application Opens
November 1-30 Submit online UC Application
Late JanuaryUpdate December Test Results
March Notification of Admission
May 1 SIR (Statement of Intent to Register) Deadline – Freshman
To access the UC online application, visit: www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply
Achievements in Special Projects
Improvement in Academic Performance
Special Talents, Achievements, and Awards
Participation in Educational Preparation Programs
Academic Accomplishment Within Life Experiences
Eligibility in the Local Context (ELC)
Quality of Senior-Year Program of Study
Academic Opportunities in California High Schools
Performance in Academic Subject Areas
Contact Information – so campuses can communicate with you
SAVE as you go!
The filing deadline for fall 2012 is 11:59 p.m. PST Nov. 30, 2011.
ALL first-time applicants start here!
Returning users sign in above.
Save/Logout at any time.
Update your e-mail or other account information using “my UC application.”
Learn what is in each section.
Use the progress bar to navigate to different sections of the application.
Read commonly asked questions for helpful information.
Use the buttons on the bottom to move from page to page.
All applicants are required to disclose their social security number if they have one.
Select a major, alternate major or no alternate major.
Click on a college to expand the list of majors available and make your selection.
You must click on this link before ranking SD colleges.
Rank the San Diego colleges in order of preference.
This will NOT affect your chances of admission to UC San Diego.
Be sure to open and review each category of scholarships!
Select scholarships that match your interests or characteristics (up to 16 total).
Students applying for EOP will be required to provide information on parent education, income and family size in the next steps of the Biographical section.
UC Home Page:
UC Application Processing Service – General Help Desk(800) 523-2048 toll-free in California (925) 808-2181 outside California(925) 521-9280 TDD/TTYucinfo@ucapplication.netOnline Application – Technical Help Desk(800) 914-8820 toll-free in California (925) 808-2150 outside Californiaucpath@ucapplication.net
Activities Outside of School
The application will search for your high school as you type.
You MUST list every school you’ve attended since ninth grade.
Self-enter courses not on the UC-approved course list
Remember to list community colleges – even if you took only one class.
UC transferable courses are pulled from the ASSIST database
Calif. community college nontransferable courses can be self-entered.
2 Prompts, students must address both
1,000 words total or less
View as personal interview on paper
Click on the “Tips” box
Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations.
Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are?
Use this space to tell us anything else you want us to know about you and your academic record that you have not had the opportunity to describe elsewhere in the application. Limit your response to 550 words or less.
Start early, get feedback, and REVISE!
Define your motivation/momentum in topics you are passionate about
Decisions are never made on the personal statement alone
Avoid some common mistakes
Include additional comments where appropriate
Don’t forget to hit “Submit”
Go back into the application when you have updates
Before starting submit process, carefully review information on summary page.
Update your account information
Update your test scores