Keep in mind the deadline for the UC Application is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on November 30 (translation: Thursday night, just before midnight).
Before you submit the UC Application, go over it thoroughly by clicking on the “Print version” button on the “Review & submit” page to see the entire application. Ask a parent, a guardian, your counselor, or a teacher to look through everything to catch errors you may have missed. Keep in mind that you cannot initiate the submission process until status indicators for all sections are showing “completed” (a check mark instead of “To do”).
The UC Application system will remain open through December 1 (there is an automatic extension built into the application server so that, if you started your application before November 30, you have until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on December 1 to submit it to be considered “on time”). Do NOT abuse this extension; it is meant to deal with miscalculation of how long it will take to submit the application (you need around 10 minutes to read and click through all of the screens to actually submit), time zone differences (Pacific Time!), emergencies (windstorms, wildfires, and hurricanes all seem to love the end of November), or unexpected situations (passing out from fatigue – true story!). Try to submit your application now, rather than waiting until November 30 (and whatever unknown disaster that awaits).
If you already submitted the UC Application, log back in and review your submitted application to make sure there were no errors (for couple years, the application system scrambled the “Academic history” section of some students). Contact the UC Application Center if your submitted application does not match the information you entered.
If you have follow-up questions after you submit the UC Application, hold off until next week to contact me. I will also post something next week that should address most of the post-submission questions.
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