UC Freshman Admission – Everything You Need To Know

Below is a consolidated list of freshman admission information I have gathered over the years (plus my advice), which was previously scattered all across my blog but now in one place for easy access!

Personal Insight Questions General Guideline

UC Personal Insight Questions How-To Guide

UC Application How-To Guide

Freshman Admission Resources

Essay Review and College Admissions Consulting Services

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November 18, 2022 at 8:24 pm

do student need to report social security number on UC application?

Ms. Sunreply
November 18, 2022 at 11:58 pm
– In reply to: Ringo

This is what the UC Application “Help” section said regarding the SSN:

Why do you need my Social Security number?

We use the Social Security number or ITIN you provide to match your application to your Free Application for Federal Student Aid or California Dream Act application and to create or maintain a health record for you at campus health and counseling centers or at a UC medical center.

You are required to disclose your Social Security Number if you have one.

We also report it to the Internal Revenue Service, pursuant to the Taxpayer’s Relief Act of 1997. This notification is provided to you as required by the Federal Privacy Act of 1974. The university’s record-keeping systems related to this application were established prior to January 1, 1975, pursuant to the authority granted to the Regents of the University of California under Article IX, Section 9 of the California Constitution.

November 29, 2022 at 4:40 am

How do UCs evaluate a student with a low capped GPA and a high uncapped GPA (4.07 vs 4.8). I have a 4.0UW and I took numerous DE classes throughout high school which is why my uncapped is so high. Unfortunately though, since UCs cap, I missed out on ELC. I know Berkeley and LA see my uncapped, but what about Davis, SD and SB — would they look at my uncapped or just filter me out for my low capped?

Ms. Sunreply
November 29, 2022 at 10:25 am
– In reply to: Yara

Most UCs use uncapped weighted GPA and unweighted GPA for admission evaluation. I believe only Merced and Riverside are still using capped GPA, maybe Santa Barbara (the campus has been adjusting its evaluation process so I have no idea what’s going on this year).

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