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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

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Presenting yourself on the uc application personal statement freshman applicants fall 2012

Presenting Yourself on the UC Application & Personal StatementFreshman ApplicantsFall 2012


Overview

Overview

Tips for Counselors

Student Preparation

Comprehensive Review of the Application

Filling Out the Application Basics

The Importance of Accurate Details

The Personal Statement

Submitting the Application


Tips for counselors

Tips for Counselors

  • Create your own application

  • Yearly improvements to the online application make it easier to complete

  • Application questions are intuitive:

    • Only asks questions applicable to the student (may be based on answers from previous parts of the application)


Student preparation

Student Preparation

  • Prepare early

  • Research campuses

    www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions

  • Gather materials

    • Use the checklist in the Applying to the University brochure

  • Email communication is important!

  • Apply broadly

  • Brainstorm specific concrete examples that you are proud of throughout high school

  • Get reviews of your personal statement and revise, revise, revise


Application time line

Application Time Line

Date/DeadlineTask

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


Requirements vs selection

Requirements vs. Selection

  • Every UC campus gets the same application

  • Every UC campus you apply to will evaluate if you have met minimum admissions requirements with the same GPA and test scores

  • Each UC campus will review your application for admission individually using the information in the application

  • Each UC campus places a different value on each section of the UC application


Comprehensive review of the application

Comprehensive Review of the Application

  • What do the UC campuses look for?

    • Good grades & test scores

    • Well-rounded students

    • Assess the student within his/her context

    • Not just the personal statement; the full applicant and the full application are important

    • Take the time to fill out all of the application completely and accurately


Comprehensive review

Achievements in Special Projects

Improvement in Academic Performance

Special Talents, Achievements, and Awards

Participation in Educational Preparation Programs

Academic Accomplishment Within Life Experiences

Geographic Location

Comprehensive Review

Grade-Point Average

Test Scores

Courses Completed/Planned

Honors Courses

Eligibility in the Local Context (ELC)

Quality of Senior-Year Program of Study

Academic Opportunities in California High Schools

Performance in Academic Subject Areas


Filling out the application basics

Filling Out the Application Basics

Contact Information – so campuses can communicate with you

Campus Selection

Major Selection

SAVE as you go!


Presenting yourself on the uc application personal statement freshman applicants fall 2012

Getting Started…

Deadline

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.


Navigating

Save/Logout at any time.

Navigating

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.


Start application

Start Application

All applicants are required to disclose their social security number if they have one.


Choosing a major

Choosing a Major

Select a major, alternate major or no alternate major.

Click on a college to expand the list of majors available and make your selection.


Ranking san diego colleges

Ranking San Diego Colleges

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.


Scholarships

Scholarships

Be sure to open and review each category of scholarships!

Select scholarships that match your interests or characteristics (up to 16 total).


Presenting yourself on the uc application personal statement freshman applicants fall 2012

Biographical

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.


Presenting yourself on the uc application personal statement freshman applicants fall 2012

Biographical


Questions help

Questions & Help!

UC Home Page:

www.universityofcalifornia.edu

Admission Requirements:

www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions

Online Application:

www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply

UC Application Processing Service – General Help Desk(800) 523-2048 toll-free in California (925) 808-2181 outside California(925) 521-9280 [email protected] Application – Technical Help Desk(800) 914-8820 toll-free in California (925) 808-2150 outside [email protected]


The importance of accurate details

The Importance of Accurate Details

Personal Information

Academic History

Examination Scores

Activities Outside of School


Academic history 7 8

Academic History 7/8


Academic history

Academic History

The application will search for your high school as you type.

You MUST list every school you’ve attended since ninth grade.


Academic history high school

Academic History (high school)

Easy-to-fix errors


Academic history coursework

Academic History (coursework)

Self-enter courses not on the UC-approved course list


Academic history1

Academic History

Remember to list community colleges – even if you took only one class.


Presenting yourself on the uc application personal statement freshman applicants fall 2012

Academic History

UC transferable courses are pulled from the ASSIST database

Calif. community college nontransferable courses can be self-entered.


Test results

Test Results

  • Fall applicants must complete ALL required exams by December test date.

  • Make sure OFFICIAL scores are

  • sent to at least one UC campus.


Activities and awards

Activities and Awards

  • Other categories include Educational Preparation Programs, Work Experience, Awards & Honors, and Extracurricular Activities.

  • Applicants are limited to five entries for each, so select the ones that are most meaningful.


The personal statement

The Personal Statement

2 Prompts, students must address both

1,000 words total or less

View as personal interview on paper

Click on the “Tips” box

www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/personal-statement/index.html


The personal statement1

The Personal Statement

Statement #1:

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. 

Statement #2:

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?

Additional Comments:

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.


The personal statement final thoughts

The Personal Statement: Final Thoughts

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


Submitting the application and next steps

Submitting the application and next steps

Include additional comments where appropriate

Don’t forget to hit “Submit”

Go back into the application when you have updates


Review and submit

Review and Submit

Before starting submit process, carefully review information on summary page.


Review and submit1

Review and Submit


After you submit

After You Submit

Update your account information

Update your test scores


Questions

Questions?


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