UC Campus Tours for Prospective & Admitted Students

You should try to visit all of the colleges you are considering (if traveling is safe and financially feasible for you and your family). Go while classes are in session so you can see what a normal day looks like on campus. Take a tour and see if you feel at home when you walk around. Use the College Board’s Campus Visits guide to help you organize your trip(s) and use the campus visit checklists from College Board and National Association for College Admission Counseling to develop your own list of the important things to note while you are there.

If a personal visit is not feasible, consider viewing college videos or take virtual tours to get a feel for the campus environment. Many colleges will have virtual events where you may be able to meet current students.

Find tours and events information (in-person and virtual) for prospective and admitted students at each UC campus for freshmen here and for transfers here.

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April 3, 2024 at 12:06 pm

Ms. Sun, Thanks for your continued support and guidance!

Could you let us know where we can find regional admission representitives for each UC?

Ms. Sunreply
April 3, 2024 at 2:09 pm
– In reply to: GoldenGate

You can do an online search for “[UC campus] find your admissions counselor” and the correct page should be within the top 5-10 results. This pretty much works for all colleges.

April 3, 2024 at 6:45 pm

Ms. Sun,

My son has accepted by UC Berkley.

I mentioned in another post: He applied all UCs except UC Merced.
I am glad he has been admitted by all UCs.
Also 5 or 6 of his close fiends in the high school were admitted by all UCs including UCLA and UC Berkley.

This makes me think: the UCs are really not coordinated in the admission process as they claim.

More likely, each UC has its own range of student profiles that it is targeting.
For example, if you score a student in the scale of 10.
UC Riverside may target 7.0 to 8.0.
UC Santa Cruz may target 7.8 to 8.8.

There are come overlap. But not much.
This will reduce the chances that UCs are competing for the same students.

At the same time, for some good students, some UCs will throw a bone (scholarship, honor program etc) and see maybe the student will come because of the extra incentives. My son got scholarships from these 2nd tiers UCs. But not UCSD, UCLA and UC Berkley.

My son’s school down to UCLA, UC Berkley and Case Western.
He is leaning toward UCLA.
I want him to go to Case Western since Pre-med is easier with less competition.
We will see. He will make his own decisions.

As always, thanks for your hard work and great info.

Ms. Sunreply
April 3, 2024 at 10:58 pm
– In reply to: Yang

Congratulations! Your speculation is pretty close to reality.

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