UC Online Applicant Accounts

By now you should have received confirmation emails from each of the UC campuses to which you have applied. With each confirmation email, or separately, should be information on how to sign up for an “applicant account” with the campus that allows you to update your contact information, send communication to the admissions office, and check your admission decision. Some…

UC Application Verification

Sounds like the UC Application verification requests went out yesterday (1/2/2018). Check the email address associated with your UC Application and be sure to check your spam/junk folder as well. The verification requests supposedly go out to approximately 10% of the applicant pool (both freshman and transfer applicants; randomly selected). If you received a request, respond before the stated deadline;…

Updated – UCs Received Record Number of Applications for Fall 2018

Updated with press releases from each UC campus. From the UC Press Room, UC applications break records for 13th consecutive year (December 14, 2017): In the 13th straight year of record-breaking highs, more than 221,000 students applied for undergraduate admission to the University of California for fall 2018, an overall jump of 5.7 percent over last year, according to preliminary…

UC Davis Supplemental Review Questionnaires

Sounds like Davis is starting to send out supplemental review questionnaires. Read on for guidelines and how to get help from me to respond to the questions … For prompt, step-by-step guidance on completing your supplemental review questionnaire, sign up for my Supplemental Questionnaire Service and I will review your UC Application to determine potential triggers, help you generate response…

December 2017 UC Counselors and Advisers Bulletin

From the UC Counselors and Advisers Bulletin – December 2017, received on December 12, 2017: Reminder about Augmented Review UC Campuses still accepting transfer admission applications UC pre-admission application verification coming soon Instructions for cancelling or withdrawing an application Important reminder on test scores (freshman applicants) Tips on Scholarship Aid Searches Dates & deadlines Reminder about Augmented Review The UC…

Send Test Scores to ONE UC Campus

You only need to send the score(s) you want to send (AT LEAST one SAT with Essay or ACT with Writing) to ONE UC campus! (The CSU system superscores so you should send all scores to Cal State Apply.) The HuffPost article from Wednesday (12/6/2017) about you having to send test scores to every UC campus is INCORRECT!!! Know someone…

UC Supplemental Applications

See below for a complete list of UC campuses and majors that require a supplemental application for admission (freshman and transfer applicants). I also included some majors that have a required or optional audition, interview, and/or portfolio; but the list for these majors is not exhaustive. If you are unsure whether the major you selected has a required or optional…

Kudos on Surviving the UC Application Process!

Kudos to all of you for surviving the UC Application process! That is quite an achievement in itself! Below are some “loose ends” you want to tie up before going off to enjoy your winter vacation! Review Payment Confirmation The UC Application was apparently experiencing intermittent problems with the credit card payment processing service toward the end of November. Log…

UC/CSU Application Deadline Extension

UC Application Deadline Extension UC Merced, UC Riverside, and UC Santa Cruz will remain open for transfer applications through January 8, 2018. Access the UC Application here. CSU Application Deadline Extension Impacted campuses below have extended application deadline for freshman and transfer applicants to December 15, 2017. Humboldt East Bay Monterey Bay Sonoma (will stay open until December 18th) The…