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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)…

Webinar Thursday – Liberal Arts Programs with Shawn Potter

Please note, this discussion is about liberal arts colleges/majors and not UC specific. Date and Time: Thursday, May 25, 2017, 9 PM PDT Tickets: $25 through Eventbrite Description: Shawn Potter, expert in liberal arts colleges, will be discussing why students should consider liberal arts programs, what career opportunities exist for liberal arts graduates, and the benefits of attending a liberal…

UC Approved Nonresident Enrollment Cap

Before you get too excited, read my explanation below. This is a super crappy deal. From the LA Times, UC regents approve first limit on out-of-state and international student enrollment (May 18, 2017) states in the second paragraph that the UCs “voted to cap nonresident undergraduate enrollment to 18%” but the campuses that have already exceeded that cap (Berkeley, UCI,…

May 2017 UC Counselors and Advisers Bulletin

From the UC Counselors and Advisers Bulletin – May 2017, received on May 9, 2017: UC Counselor Conference 2017 registration now open Freshmen admitted from waitlists Transfer student deadlines and waitlist information Waitlist Reminder Poor grades earned in the last term prior to enrolling at UC Important deadlines UC Counselor Conference 2017 registration now open UC’s one-day Counselor Conference offers…

Transfer Appeal/Waitlist Opt-In Due TOMORROW

The appeal and/or waitlist opt-in deadline is TOMORROW, May 15, 2017 (except for the Berkeley appeal, which is due Thursday, June 1, 2017; the Santa Barbara appeal, which is due on Thursday, June 15, 2017; and the Santa Cruz appeal, which had a deadline of May 10, 2017). Make sure the content of your appeal meets the specified requirements of…

I have to pay HOW MUCH for a UC?

You read your financial aid package correctly, MINIMUM out-of-pocket cost at a UC starts at around $9,000 per year regardless of your family income (some UCs charge more than $12,000 per year out-of-pocket). Many students are not able to work and the work-study amount often gets converted to loans (you can also convert eligible loans to work-study). That means you…

Colleges That Are Still Accepting Applications (NACAC College Openings Update 2017)

From the National Association for College Admission Counseling (May 4, 2017): More than 400 colleges and universities still have openings, financial aid, and housing available to qualified freshman and/or transfer students for the Fall 2017 semester, according to the annual College Openings Update … Both public and private colleges and universities are listed on the update, which will remain on…

June SAT/SAT Subject & ACT Registration Deadlines (Last Test Dates This Academic Year)

High school juniors, June is your last chance to take the SAT with Essay, SAT Subject, and/or ACT with Writing before senior year. The tests are on hiatus during the summer and the next available test dates are in the fall (August for SAT, September for ACT). SAT with Essay/SAT Subject The June SAT with Essay/SAT Subject (6/3) registration deadline…