Welcome “College Writing” Scholars “Completing your UC Application” September 24th & 25th, 2012 By PresenterMedia.com
Announcements Check In – Top 10 Schools List “Navigating the College Process” – tomorr College Visits • Westmont College (9/24 @1pm) • Marymount College (9/27 @9am) • NYU (9/28 @ 10am) Congressional Black Caucus – Washington D.C.
QUICK REVIEW • The Common Application • What is it? • How many schools can you apply to with the Common App? • What kinds of schools are they? • 1 EXAMPLE • The CSU Application • What is it? • How many campuses? • GPA REQUIREMENT? PERSONAL STATEMENT? LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION? • Tell our team one campus you discovered you want to apply to
The University of California - Application An simple way to apply to all 9 UC Campuses • What is the UC System? • 10 of the highest tiered public institutions in the state of California • What is the difference between a CSU & UC? • Higher rankings in the nation • Higher eligibility to get admitted/ Tier 1 in CA system • Research, Research, Research!
HOW DO I GET IN?? • Create a UC Account (necessity to receive credit) • https://admissions.universityofcalifornia.edu/applicant/login.htm • Updated transcripts • Test Scores (SAT or ACT) • 2011 – 2012 Annual Income from your parents • Social Security # • Citizenship Status • You must enter your country of citizenship (or "No Selection"). If your country of citizenship is outside the United States, you'll need to provide your immigration status and your visa type. • Credit Card/ Fee Waiver Codes
HOW DO I GET IN?? • Personal Statement (2 for every person that is applying) • Freshman applicant prompt • 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. • Prompt for all applicants • 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?
WORK FOR TODAY Research UC Campuses – 3 schools you’re interested in & why ON PAPER UC Site (http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/campuses/index.html) • “Campus Snapshot” on right • Schools website on left • Academics and majors • Clubs, extracurricular’s, study abroad options WHATEVER SPIKES YOUR INTEREST Cappex.com College Prowler • Popular majors, location, size, VIDEOS!!
WORK FOR TODAY Research UC Campuses – 3 schools you’re interested in & why ON PAPER Scholarships (requirement to apply to 6) • Fastweb.com • Zinch.com • Begin on bigger scholarships such as “Jackie Robinson Foundation,” “Gates Millennium,” and “Coca Cola” • Ask Mr. Montgomery for sheet of scholarship resources Writing Table • Personal Statement for UC or other schools • Essays for scholarships