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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)…

UC Transfer Programs

You may have seen a long list of programs in the “Student Support Program Participation” section of the UC Transfer Admission Planner or in the “Transfer Admission Programs” section of the UC Application. Wonder how you can get in on the action to better prepare for transfer? Check out the program list below and do your best to participate in…

UC Information Center

The UC Information Center is a treasure trove of UC admission stats, fully equipped with impressive graphical representation tools to make the information easier to interpret. Below is a summary of what you can find on there (I only included the data sets that would be of the most interest to prospective freshman and transfer applicants, and their parents; but…

Fall 2018 UC Transfer Admission Guarantee

All UC campuses, except Berkeley, UCLA, and San Diego, offer Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG). You are allowed to TAG with only one UC campus, so choose wisely (see below for instructions on how to find TAG requirements at each UC campus). To start the process, you may complete the Transfer Admissions Planner (TAP) at any time and use that form…

Start Preparing for College NOW!

No matter what grade/year you are in, it’s never too early to start planning for college! Find out what you should be doing RIGHT NOW: High School Seniors College Students Ready to Transfer High School Juniors Current College Students High School Freshmen & Sophomores Middle School Students Need Professional Help? High School Seniors Research/review your college choices. Start prep work…

Should You Take the SAT or ACT?

Learn the UC requirements, review different analyses of the two tests, and educate yourself on the changes ACT made to the test before you decide whether the SAT or ACT is best for you. Given the SAT redesign and some hidden problems with ACT prep materials coming to light last year, picking which test you should take can be a…