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
- Freshman Application Timeline – UC Personal Insight Questions
- Winning Strategy for the UC Personal Insight Questions Webinar
UC Personal Insight Questions How-To Guide
UC Application How-To Guide
- Part I: Pick Your Major (how to find major-specific admit rates)
- Part II: Additional Comments
- Part III: Personal Insight Questions Tricks
- Part IV: Application Fee Payment
Freshman Admission Resources
- UC Freshman Admission Update (systemwide information)
- Berkeley Freshman Admission Update
- UCLA Freshman Admission Update
- UC Freshman Admissions 101 (crash course on what you need to know)
- Choosing a Major (using case studies to show how major choices affect your application strategy)
External Essay Review Services
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