High School Welcome and Keynote Stephen J. Handel Associate Vice President, Undergraduate Admissions September 2014. Systemwide Updates UC in the News “What exactly is my job?”. Systemwide Updates. New SAT – March 2016 UC will accept new SAT UC will require Writing portion of exam.
High School Welcome and Keynote
Stephen J. Handel
Associate Vice President, Undergraduate Admissions
UC in the News
“What exactly is my job?”
New SAT – March 2016
UC will accept new SAT
UC will require Writing portion of exam
High School Articulation
New A-G Course Management Portal (CMP) Feb. 2015
UC Articulation Conferences
Oct. 15 – UC Riverside
Oct. 16 – UC Irvine
Oct. 21 – UC Berkeley
Oct. 27 – UC Davis
– San Jose Mercury News, 4/30/14
– Los Angeles Times, 8/18/14
– ABC News, 8/18/14
Why are you taking so many nonresidents?
UC’s share of the state general fund dropped from 8.1 percent to 2.7 percent between 1966 and 2014.
Between 2001-2013, state appropriations decreased from 23 percentof UC revenue to 9 percent.
“What exactly is your job?”
How do you select students?
Is it a fair process?
Why is it so difficult to get in?
What percentage of California applicants who met eligibility requirements were admitted for fall 2014?
What percentage of California applicants were admitted to a campus at which they applied?
Academics always matter.
Take reasonable educational risks.
When it comes to the personal statement, be authentic, rather than strategic.
If you shoot for the Moon, plan for a campus on Earth.
Thorough and careful review of each application.
Find a place for every eligible applicant.
Cover systemwide tuition and fees for California students who qualify.