Blog Update Issues – Please Read

Whether this is your first time visiting my website or your are a frequent visitor, please review this post regarding the blog update issues.

I had a run-in with the UCOP in November (prior to this incident, the UCs have came after me multiple times; see my origin story for my colorful history with the system) and that is why my blog updates have been sporadic.

I am trying to work out a solution to prevent future incursions by the UCs. Based on my conversations with my attorney and my business coach, it looks like the easiest way to solve my problem is to put my content behind a paid subscription (you pay for my opinions). I will need to figure out if this is the best solution (it’s easy, but not ideal), how I can accommodate students who are unable to pay, and how to actually implement it.

Until then, fresh content posted to my blog will be password protected. You must “Subscribe to Blog via Email” (from a computer, look in the right column for it; from a smartphone or tablet device, scroll past the bottom of this post to find it) to gain access. If you signed up prior to December 3, 2015, you should have received an email on December 3, 2015 providing instructions on how to access the password-protected content. If you sign up after that date, look for a subscription confirmation email that includes the instructions for how to access the password-protected content.

I am still updating the rest of my website. If you are a current applicant, you can find most of the information you need by looking at either the Freshman Application Timeline or the Transfer Application Timeline. If you are looking for information on preparing for college, start at either Freshman Admission Overview or Transfer Admission Overview for a quick orientation on how to locate the information you need on my website.

  8 comments for “Blog Update Issues – Please Read

  1. Amy
    December 5, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Some students at my high school receive request from UC Berkeley to submit letters of recommendation. Is this random?

  2. Aelita
    December 10, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    Hi Ms. Sun! Just a random question — do UCs also look at your attendance record?

    • Ms. Sun
      December 14, 2015 at 9:30 PM

      No, they don’t.

  3. peter
    December 15, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    Hi Ms. Sun! I recently took the December ACT test and on the website it says the agency will start releasing the MC portion of the test starting on the 24th of December. I doubt that my score report will be sent to the UCs by Dec 31st. Do you know which UCs generally are willing to accept late submission of ACT reports?

    • Ms. Sun
      December 18, 2015 at 12:05 AM

      Some UCs will use self-reported score for evaluation and verify the score against the official score report after the fact. Just send it as soon as you can.

  4. Alumnus
    December 30, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    UC will capitulate if prospective students and current students protest such litigious actions committed by UC. The simple premise that UC has used its vast legal resources to go after an educator devoted to ensuring students higher education is appalling and only speaks testament of the growing elitist exclusivity of public higher education. I would urge any of Ms. Sun’s supporters to speak up against UC by emailing the UCOP herself.

    • Ms. Sun
      December 30, 2015 at 10:36 PM

      I appreciate your enthusiasm :)

      I’d like to think what I experienced was one individual overstepping the boundary, rather than systemic oppression (although, perhaps too many individuals had overstepped their boundaries, which is making this feel like systemic oppression). Besides that, I suppose my experiences serve as periodic reminders that “life is not fair” but that “I get knocked down, but I get up again, you’re never gonna keep me down” (or, perhaps for the UCs, “whoever amasses the most red tape wins”).

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