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…

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Social Media Use and UC Admissions

For anyone nervous about Harvard revoking the admission offers of incoming students over offensive memes, the UCs are not going to monitor your social media (this is NOT an open invitation for you to become a terrible person). For the most part, California has extended first amendment protection to students of public and private educational institutions (known as the Leonard…

Recent Changes to ACT & SAT Testing Accommodations

I attended a workshop today about recent changes to how the ACT and College Board process and approve testing accommodations requests for students with disabilities (rolled out between fall 2016 and winter 2017). A poll of the room (independent educational consultants) indicated that approvals for ACT testing accommodations are now much harder to obtain than the SAT (used to be…

UC Acceptance Revocation Limbo

When contacting the UCs regarding violations of the Provisional Admission Contract/Conditions, you are likely to receive one of two responses: You may receive a communication from the campus (usually an email) asking for an explanation. From what I heard over the last couple years, some UCs have loosened the enforcement of the contract/conditions (likely to reduce shrinkage of the pool…