Webinar – Haas Supplemental Application

Stumped by the Haas essay prompt? Not sure what to emphasize on your Haas resume or what format to use (narrative, bullet points, action verbs)? Attend my LAST Haas webinar where I dissect the essay prompt and the resume, and provide specific strategies to help you produce a winning supplemental application that best presents your qualifications to Haas. Sign up…

Boost Your Academic Rigor (or Repeat a D or F Grade) with Online High School Courses This Spring!

Freaking out because you need to repeat a class you didn’t pass from the fall semester? Need to squeeze in another AP class to boost the rigor of your schedule? Want to improve your GPA? Enroll now for spring online classes! Keep in mind that your local community college is usually your best bet (free if your counselor signs off…

UC Regents to Vote on Tuition Increase This Week

The UCs will be voting on a tuition hike ($342) tomorrow (Wednesday, January 24, 2018). They are moving forward with the increase despite protests and widespread criticism (see a sample of them: Daily Cal Op-Ed and Daily Bruin Editorial), since they can do whatever they want (quite literally, there is absolutely zero oversight; the entire system is governed by the…

UCLA Optional Duolingo English Test

Sounds like some international applicants are getting a request from UCLA (and apparently other UCs) for an English assessment (Duolingo English Test), in addition to the submitted TOEFL score. This is an independent assessment likely targeting Asian students due to the pervasive cheating from the region. In case you are not aware, the UCs were hit with a huge cheating…

January 2018 UC Counselors and Advisers Bulletin

From the UC Counselors and Advisers Bulletin – January 2018, received on January 19, 2018: Transfer Academic Update deadline in January for transfer applicants Reminder: Test scores and transcript submissions Application verification process Instructions for cancelling or withdrawing an application March 2: Financial aid priority deadline Transfer Academic Update deadline in January for transfer applicants Transfer students must update their…

February ACT Registration Deadline

The February ACT (2/10) registration deadline is this Friday (1/12). You may register late between 1/13 and 1/19 for an additional fee of $29.50. Visit the ACT Registration page to register. Test Prep Resources Visit my Testing Requirements for the UCs page for the UC policies on SAT/ACT test scores and submission deadlines, and find Free and Low Cost Test…

Haas Supplemental Application (Essay & Resume)

Check out the guidelines below on how to compose your Haas essay and what to emphasize in your resume. Haas Supplemental Application – Annotated Instructions The Haas Undergraduate Program has a distinct culture and we seek applicants who represent the school’s four Defining Principles: Question the Status Quo, Confidence without Attitude, Students Always, and Beyond Yourself. As such, please thoughtfully…

UC Transfer Academic Update

From the UC website: After applying, transfer students are required to update their grades and course records. You must provide your final grades from the previous term and list all courses in progress or planned for the term before you expect to enroll. Your updates will ensure UC campuses have the most current academic information available. Fall term 2018 If…