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Whether this is your first time visiting my website or your are a frequent visitor, please review the information below regarding how to access password-protected content. History I had a run-in with the UCOP in November 2015 (prior to this incident, the UCs have came after me multiple times; see my origin story for my colorful history with the system)…

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…

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)? Join me for a 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…

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…

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…