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June 7, 2023 at 10:13 am

Hi Ms. Sun – I still get your emails even though my sons are graduating and in their last year at UCSD. I have found it helpful to pass on the latest information to families who are starting the college admission process. Of course, you’ve helped my family immensely and we are forever grateful and we continue to recommend you highly.

The only thing I would mention is perhaps the snag that we hit during our admission. My son applied for the TAG and then when he submitted his UC college app, he did not check his TAGged school. He assumed they already had everything they needed. So his TAGged school never received his app. With your help, we had to try to appeal. I believe you address this but am not sure if this is emphasized. I just don’t want anyone else to go through this experience.

Thank you for doing what you do, you are a treasure.



Ms. Sunreply
June 7, 2023 at 11:09 am
– In reply to: Alden

Thank you for your feedback! I can remove you from the blog subscription if you’d like, just let me know. I do mention in all of my TAG posts that students must submit BOTH the TAP and the UC Application for the same campus in order for the TAG to be valid. The UCs, unfortunately, have not changed the TAP verbiage to specifically say that; although they often mention it during the counselor conferences.

June 7, 2023 at 1:12 pm

While I still greatly appreciate all the info on the UC applications process, I’ve especially appreciated your newer info on Cal State admissions. I hope you continue that.

I still find course entry confusing for students from outside California – some California high schools have been given G credit for Yearbook/Journalism, other give F credit, and still others get nothing at all. How are we supposed to code the out-of-state courses? In a similar vein, we have a few schools that have combined Humanities courses that yield a single grade but twice the credit weight, incorporating both English and Social Studies topics.

On the social media front – I find twitter easier to follow than Instagram.

Ms. Sunreply
June 7, 2023 at 9:19 pm
– In reply to: Barb

Thank you for your feedback!

I expect to maintain the current level of information for CSU.

For determining A-G, do the best you can by using the A-G Course List and the A-G Policy Resource Guide (outlines the content requirement for A-G approval).

For the English/Social Sciences combo courses, just list it once for Social Sciences and list it again for English (for CA high schools that offer such courses, you would see identical course entries in both “A” and “B” in the A-G Course List).

I need to keep the conference information separate from my other social media posts, which is why it ended up on Instagram. I don’t find Instagram particularly easy to use, but I do find it a bit better than Twitter when trying to wade through the history to look for information.

Questions or Comments?