Freshman Applicant

Appealing Canceled UC Admission

Sounds like the UCs are starting to cancel admission offers (at the moment, over contract violations; cancellation notices for missing documents usually start going out at the end of July or early August). At this stage, a canceled admission offer is difficult to overturn (particularly if a campus’s agenda is to cull the herd due to over-enrollment, which may be…

Revised UC Policy Regarding Recommendation Letters

The UC Regents approved a revision to the Augmented Review policy on Wednesday (July 12, 2017) that will give ALL UC campuses the option to request recommendation letters from a select pool of FRESHMAN applicants (i.e. NOT everyone will need to or be allowed to send recommendation letters), effective NOW (Fall 2018 application cycle – November 2017 application deadline). Find…

Fall 2017 UC Freshman/Transfer Preliminary Admission Stats Released

Check out today’s UC press release for a summary of self-congratulatory remarks regarding the Fall 2017 admission stats. For a more critical look at the numbers, see LA Time’s UC on track to enroll 2,500 more Californians this fall, but admission offers decline from last year’s near-historic gains (July 6, 2017). Below are instructions on how to access the admission…

UCs Open for Winter/Spring 2018 (Freshman & Transfer)

From the UC Counselors and Advisers Bulletin – July 2017 Special Edition, received on June 30, 2017 (bold added for emphasis, special note from me added in italics): Three UC campuses will accept undergraduate admission applications for the winter/spring 2018 term beginning on July 1, 2017. UC Riverside is open to sophomore/junior/senior transfers and UC Santa Cruz is open to…

The Thiel Fellowship

Have a big idea that cannot wait? Put off college to get $100,000 and two years of mentoring to launch your dream! Visit The Thiel Fellowship for more information and to apply (age restriction: under 23). Was this information helpful? Share the page with friends by using a button below! Please support this blog by making a contribution through PayPal…

Summer Test Prep

I know summer just started, but it will be over before you know it! Act now so you are adequately prepared for the upcoming ACT with Writing or SAT with Essay tests. Remember, the next available test date for the SAT is August 26, 2017 and for the ACT it is September 9, 2017. Test Prep Resources Visit my Testing…

UC International Students Affected by Travel Ban

Updated information for international students admitted to or currently attending the UCs, who reside in “Designated Countries” named in travel ban: Updated guidance on executive order restricting travel and entry into the United States by individuals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen (‘Designated Countries’). Was this information helpful? Share the page with friends by using a button below!…

Scrambling for a Backup Plan?

Here are some resources to help you move forward with Fall 2017. California Community Colleges For high school graduates who are considering community college, follow the steps outlined in my previous post: Freshman Applicants – Backup Plan (Community Colleges). Gap Year Maybe community college (or another year of it) is not for you. Consider taking a gap year and see…