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Presenting Yourself on the UC Application for Undergraduate Admission – Freshmen. October 2013. Overview. Before Beginning How Applications are Reviewed Completing the Application The Personal Statement Submitting the Application. October 2013. 2. Before Beginning. Application Timeline.

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Overview

Before Beginning

How Applications are Reviewed

Completing the Application

The Personal Statement

Submitting the Application

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Application Timeline

Freshman

E

D

C

B

A

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Student Preparation

Research Campuses Early

Gather Materials

Brainstorm

Apply Broadly

Ask for Advice and Feedback

Email Communications is Critical

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Requirements vs. Selection

  • Every UC Campus
    • • Gets the same application• Reviews for minimum requirements • Reviews for admission individually using content of the application

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Comprehensive Review

Campuses Look For• Strong grades, test scores & course preparation• An inclusive educational experience

Assess Student Within Context • Educational environment• Available resources and opportunities

The Full ApplicationNot just the personal statement

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Comprehensive Review

  • Grade-Point Average
  • Test Scores
  • Courses Completed/Planned
  • Honors Courses
  • Top 9% Local Context (ELC)
  • Quality of Senior-Year Program of Study
  • Academic Opportunities in California High Schools
  • Performance in Academic Subject Areas
  • 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

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Importance Accurate Details

Statement of Application Integrity

Personal Information

Academic History

Examination Scores

Activities Outside of School

Verification of Application Information

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The Basics

Contact InformationSo campuses can contact you

Campus/Major SelectionApply broadly

30-Minute Time Out“Next” or “Logout” to save

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Getting Started

First time users start here!

Application Deadline: November 30, 11:59 p.m. PST

Apply Online at universityofcalifornia.edu/apply

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Navigating

  • Use the progress bar above to navigate
  • Use sections on the right for guidance
  • Use buttons below to move from page to page
  • Note my uc application, help, and sign out

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Starting Your Application

All students must enter a social security number if they have one

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Selecting a Major

Click to expand the list of majors

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Ranking San Diego Colleges

You must click here before ranking the colleges

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Scholarships

Review and select up to 16 scholarships that match your characteristics, interests, and background!

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7th/8th Grade Courses

Advanced math and language other than English courses in middle school can be used to meet A-G requirements

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High School Attendance

Must list every high school attended since 9th grade

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High School Attendance

Provide basic information about your high school

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High School Coursework

Enter academic courses taken and grades earned at each school as they appear on your official academic record

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High School Coursework

Enter academic courses that do not appear on the UC-approved course list

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Academic History Comments

Use this space to explain unusual circumstances, not as an extension of the personal statement

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Activities & Awards

  • Non a-g Coursework
  • Educational Preparation Programs
  • Community Service
  • Work Experience
  • Awards & Honors
  • Extra Curricular Activities

Choose up to 5 of your most meaningful experiences for each category.

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ACT & SAT Test Scores

Self-report scores here and order official scores to be sent to at least one UC campus

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Advanced Placement Test Scores

Passing AP & IB exam scores can be used to show subject mastery

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The Personal Statement

Two Prompts• Must address both• 1,000 words total maximum

View as a personal interview on paper

Compose outside of application • Request feedback• Paste responses in plain text

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Freshman Statement

Prompt One

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.

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Freshman Statement

Prompt Two

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?

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Personal Statement – Final Thoughts

Start early, get feedback, and revise

Define your motivation in topics that you are passionate about

Decisions are never made on the personal statement alone

Avoid common mistakes

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Submitting the Application

Additional CommentsInclude when appropriate

Don’t Forget to Click Submit

UpdatesReturn to the application to make updates

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Submitting the Application

Disabled until all circles are solid.

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Completeness Check

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Release & Signature

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Submit

Click here

and expect this

Check your email for a submission confirmation

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After Submission

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Resources

UC Admissions Home Page

http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/

How to Apply

http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/index.html

Online Application

https://admissions.universityofcalifornia.edu/applicant/login.htm?

Help Desk

ucinfo@applyucsupport.net

1-800-207-1710 (U.S. only)

1-661-336-5723 (outside U.S.)

UC Application Center

P. O. Box 1432

Bakersfield, CA 93302

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