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How to Access Password-Protected Content – Please Read

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)…

UC Counselors and Advisers Bulletin – December 2016

From the UC Counselors and Advisers Bulletin – December 2016, received on December 6, 2016: Transfer applicants: Extended deadline and closed majors Applications submitted for fall 2017: What’s next? UC Application Center hours Application verification coming soon Instructions for cancelling or withdrawing an application Financial aid deadline of March 2 Transfer applicants: Extended deadline and closed majors As a reminder,…

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…

Applicant’s Remorse

Panic setting in after that hasty application submission? You may log back into the application and update/correct the following information: Personal information Release authorization For freshman applicants ONLY – SAT, SAT Subject, ACT scores Add a campus (if available) You may also: Pay for your application online Review your submitted application Check your application status for transfer applicants ONLY –…

UC Released Statement of Principles in Support of Undocumented Members of the UC Community

The UC system announced on Wednesday (November 30, 2016) that “it will vigorously protect the privacy and civil rights of the undocumented members of the UC community and will direct its police departments not to undertake joint efforts with any government agencies to enforce federal immigration law.” See press release for more information.

UC Application is Due Tomorrow!

Remember the deadline for the UC Application is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on November 30th (translation: tomorrow night before midnight). Just in case you were wondering, the UC Application system will remain open after the deadline. In the last several years, something always seems to happen around November 30th. In 2009 the server crashed, in 2011 a windstorm devastated parts…

UC Application Center Contact Information

Keep this information handy by bookmarking this post or saving the information in your phone! Contact Information You may contact the UC Application Center by phone at (800) 207-1710 (within U.S.) or (310) 513-2715 (outside U.S.), or by email at [email protected] November Service Hours November 21–23: Monday–Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. November 24 (Thanksgiving Day holiday): Closed November 25–27:…

“Cramming” for College (UC) Applications During Thanksgiving Weekend

Here are some resources to get you through the final week of the UC Application cycle (plus a resource for Common App colleges). UC Personal Insight Questions UC Application Strategies UC Admission Survival Guide Advice and Tips Specific for Transfer Applicants UC Application Submission Process Between Early and Regular Decision Guidelines for Answering the Personal Insight Questions Responding to the…

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