UCLA Supplemental Questionnaire

Sounds like UCLA started sending out supplemental questionnaires. Read on for general advice and how to get more help.

Get the guidance you need on how to best complete your supplemental questionnaire by signing up for my LOR/Questionnaire Service. I will review your UC Application, provide an analysis of the potential triggers, and counsel you on the best strategy for answering the questionnaire.

The campus appears to be using the same questionnaire as last year and the questions are broad in scope (one about talent and/or achievement and one about special circumstances and/or educational preparation program). You will need to go back and review your UC Application to determine what aspects of your background prompted the questionnaire to be issued. Make sure you take the time to carefully think through and respond to the questions. This is likely the final piece of information UCLA needs to make the admission decision.

UCLA Supplemental Questionnaire Guideline

For the talent and/or achievement question, you want to stress your accomplishments and give as much background information as possible – this is particularly important if your talent and/or achievement is rare and/or requires some explanation to those unfamiliar with it. Be sure to provide contextual information (for example, explain what the “region” is for a regional award you received and spell out city names and/or any acronyms). If the pursuit of your talent and/or achievement has impeded your academic/school performance, you will want to address that as well.

For the special circumstances part of the second question, you want to address any obstacles that have prevented you from achieving your full academic potential. Identify and address issues that may concern UCLA, such as discrepancies between grades and AP exam scores, or fluctuation in grades.

For the educational preparation program part of the second question, you want to provide details about the program(s) in which you have participated, such as the selectivity of the program or if there was an extensive application process, what you learned in the program (academic/non-academic skills, soft/people skills, etc.), and how the program prepared you to succeed at UCLA.

If you have not received your fall grades, you should still fill out the grade report form but enter the grades as IP (in-progress).

You may also want to review the June 2023 Annual Report on Undergraduate Admissions Requirements and Comprehensive Review, where UCLA explained how the “Augmented Review” process is utilized and provided admission stats of students who received such requests.

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January 30, 2024 at 9:12 am

Do they typically send these out all at once or over a period of time?

Ms. Sunreply
January 30, 2024 at 7:12 pm
– In reply to: Danielle

I think the campus sends them out in batches.

February 4, 2024 at 10:58 pm

Do transfer students get this or just freshman applicants?

Ms. Sunreply
February 5, 2024 at 6:54 am
– In reply to: Harper

Although the Augmented Review policy seems to apply to all applicants, I’ve only heard of freshman applicants getting the request.

February 5, 2024 at 1:38 pm

Regarding UCLA waitlist, is there a benefit to showing “interest” with either letters or meeting with someone from the school such as the admissions couselor or anyone else? What can I do if I am on the UCLA waitlist to help my chances of getting in? Should I go to freshmen information day if I am on the waitlist and if I want to go to UCLA?

Ms. Sunreply
February 5, 2024 at 2:07 pm
– In reply to: shilpa

I don’t think any of the UCLA decisions are out yet.

TJ Lewreply
February 6, 2024 at 3:03 pm

My son just received an email from UCLA due Feb 9th, how do we know what activity they are talking about? His top activities was writing a book and designing his own clothing line and coaching a 13U volleyball Club? As for question 2, can we write about his involvement as being picked to participate in the “Every 15 minutes” we just found out he will be one of the MAIN characters (drunk driver) Does that count for being a mentor for the educational preparation program?

Ms. Sunreply
February 6, 2024 at 4:35 pm
– In reply to: TJ Lew

I don’t have enough information to provide guidance. Read the post above in its entirety and follow the link to read the campus-specific information if you want to figure out the process on your own. If you’d like me to review the application and provide feedback on what I think triggered the request and how to respond, you may sign up for the service (link is also in the post above).

February 9, 2024 at 11:17 am

I got this request from UCLA as an out of state applicant. Is this rare and/or a good sign?

Ms. Sunreply
February 9, 2024 at 4:20 pm
– In reply to: Cam

It means UCLA wants clarification on something in your UC Application.

Questions or Comments?