January 2018 UC Counselors and Advisers Bulletin

From the UC Counselors and Advisers Bulletin – January 2018, received on January 19, 2018:

Transfer Academic Update deadline in January for transfer applicants

Transfer students must update their application with fall 2017 grades and winter/spring 2018 courses by the end of January. Even if the record of courses and grades was complete and final in the original application, students still need to complete the Transfer Academic Update (TAU).

The priority deadline to complete the TAU is January 31. Late submissions will delay the review of the application and have the potential to affect the admission decision.

In addition to the systemwide TAU, applicants should also check their email (and spam/junk mail folders) for campus specific forms and/or requests.

more on the Transfer Academic Update

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Reminder: Test scores and transcript submissions

If an applicant has not yet submitted their official test scores or has questions about submitting their transcript, please keep the following in mind:

SAT and ACT test scores: Official SAT with Essay, ACT with Writing, SAT Subject Tests and TOEFL scores need to ONLY be sent to ONE campus – UC will share scores with all campuses to which a student has applied. IELTS scores, however, must be sent to each UC campus. The SAT Subject Exams are not required, but encouraged for some majors.

Official AP/IB/A-Level exam scores: Official score reports are not required until after an offer of admission is accepted; the deadline for submission is July 15th. The UC campus from which a student accepts an offer of admission will provide instructions with the offer of admission.

Transcripts: Do not submit official transcripts at this time unless a UC campus specifically requests them.

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Application verification process

Students randomly selected to verify information in their application were notified by the end of Dec. 2017. The deadline to respond is Jan. 31, 2018. A small number of students were asked to provide documentation of 7/8th grade geometry. A non-response to the request for verification will result in cancellation of the application.

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Instructions for cancelling or withdrawing an application

If an applicant wants to cancel or withdraw their UC application from further consideration, each campus has specific instructions on how to do so. Instructions can be found at the link below.

see campus instructions

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March 2: Financial aid priority deadline

Students can apply for financial aid now. The priority filing period for FAFSA and the California Dream Act Application ends March 2

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Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

January 13 at 05:01 PM

How important is it to have TAP for ucla if your major is not impacted? also can any school fill out the certification if your in the honors program, or does it have to be a school listed on the ucla tap website?

Ms. Sunreply
January 14 at 06:01 AM
– In reply to: Jean

You get a “GPA bump” if you are TAP-certified (it’s unclear precisely what the “bump” is, my speculation is that you actually get extra percentage points for you GPA; for example, if you have a 3.8, you would be evaluated as a 3.9 or 4.0 if you have TAP). Only schools that are listed on UCLA’s TAP website can give you TAP certification (and, if memory serves, you need to be TAP-certified by March to take advantage of the GPA bump).

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