Freshman Applicant

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…

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…

Push for UC Reform NOW!

Los Angeles Times is looking at the UC system with a critical eye after the scathing state audit: Big changes are needed at UC — starting with the Kool-Aid-drinking Board of Regents (April 27, 2017). Remember how you will be/are/were angry at the UCs and push for reform NOW while there is momentum: contact your California state legislator to ask…