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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 Admission Information for International Applicants

Are you an international student looking for admission information for the UC campuses? Below are links to the undergraduate admission information from the UC system and each of the nine campuses. If you are an international student attending high school in the U.S., you must follow the admission requirements specified for California high school students or out-of-state high school students.…

Resources for Veterans and Their Dependents

U.S. veterans receive priority consideration when applying to the UCs. The UC Office of the President has a dedicated veterans resource portal that provides general admissions information and contact information of veteran service representatives at each UC campus. Remember that veterans are encouraged to use their Personal Insight Questions response to describe how their military service has been instrumental in…

October 2017 UC Counselors and Advisers Bulletin

From the UC Counselors and Advisers Bulletin – October 2017, received on October 11, 2017: Fall 2018 transfer applicants & major articulation CSU-UC freshman admission comparison chart Proper use of “Additional Comments” sections Application Fee Waivers Financial Aid: The 2018-19 Application Cycle is Open Resources & Tips Applicants affected by fires, storms, flooding, and/or other natural disasters 2017 Quick Reference…

What is Leadership?

When discussing UC admissions (or just college admissions in general), the word “leadership” gets thrown around a lot. But what precisely do the UCs (or any of the colleges) mean by “leadership”? Well, leadership is certainly not just a fancy title you hold. True leadership is about bringing people together to accomplish something as a group (accomplishing something by yourself…

UC Personal Insight Questions Guidelines

Remember that I have detailed guidelines on my website for how to answer the Personal Insight Questions, including some general strategies as well as dos and don’ts: Freshman Application Timeline – UC Personal Insight Questions Transfer Application Timeline – UC Personal Insight Questions Know someone who can benefit from this information? Share the page with family and friends using a…

Applying to Pre-Professional Majors

Remember that I have a list of pre-professional majors in Business, Law/Criminology, Engineering, and Health Sciences (including Nursing and Pharmacy) on my website for both freshman and transfer applicants. I also provided some additional information for campuses where selecting a pre-professional major affects your chance of admission. Need a more detailed explanation of how major choice affects your chance of…

Single Most Important Factor When Ranking UCSD’s Six Colleges

Confused about the six-college system at UCSD? You are not alone! Each of the six colleges has its own theme, general education requirements, traditions, and student body. How do you make order out of chaos? Focus on the general education requirements! Because the general education requirements directly affect the number and the type of courses you have to complete at…