Dream College Summit Encore Presentation

In consideration of the 100,000s of people displaced and without power in Texas and Louisiana, there will be an encore presentation of the Dream College Summit September 12-15. The event will also donate half the proceeds of the All Access Pass ($297) sold between now and September 15 to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts. (Your purchases through some of the links…

UCLA Freshman Admission Update

This is a repost of my last UCLA freshman admission update (from Fall 2016). I was inexplicably kicked off the alumni volunteer list as of May 2016 and banned from participating in future alumni volunteer training (I guess maybe I was inadvertently exposing their secrets?). Any future updates I manage to obtain will only be available to my newsletter subscribers…

In-Person Workshop – Fall 2018 UC Personal Insight Questions

Learn everything you need to know to effectively choose and answer the UC Personal Insight Questions! I am presenting a FREE in-person workshop, hosted by the Rosemead Library and open to the public, this Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 3 PM to 4:30 PM. Bring your completed freshman or transfer brag sheet for evaluation and PIQ recommendations after the workshop.…

UC Freshman Admission – Choosing a Major

Introduction Your choice of major doesn’t usually matter when you apply to the UCs. The exceptions are: engineering, nursing, business administration, some art programs (that require auditions or submission of portfolios), and, occasionally, some science programs (not very often). But that’s not what I want to talk about today … I want to talk about how you package yourself on…

UC Transfer Admission Guarantee Fall 2018 Filing Period Opens Today

UC TAG Information TAG filing period for Fall 2018 application cycle opens today and the deadline is September 30th. You must apply to TAG through the Transfer Admission Planner. Please remember to replicate your transcript in the “My Coursework” section. You may import your academic information from TAP into the UC Application. Make sure you update your academic information in…

UC Fall 2017 Freshman/Transfer Admission Stats

For freshman admission, the PDF files (Freshman admission profile Fall 2017; links below) present the most complete picture of the admitted students. For BOTH freshman and transfer admission, the best source of information is the UC Information Center (although the most current data is Fall 2016) and you can find a description of how to look up the relevant information…