UCLA Supplemental Questionnaire

Sounds like UCLA sent out the supplemental questionnaires today. Below are response guideline, webinar schedule, and fee-based service information.

DIY UCLA Supplemental Questionnaire Response Guideline

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.

The UCLA supplemental questionnaire has questions that are broad in scope. You will need to go back and review your UC Application to determine what aspects of your background prompted the questionnaire to be issued. Below are some general guidelines for each question.

For the talent/achievement question, you want to stress your accomplishments and give as much background information as possible – this is particularly important if your talent/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/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 issues that may concern UCLA, such as discrepancies between grades and test scores or fluctuation in grades, and address them.

For the educational preparation program part of the second question, you want to provide details about the program(s) in which you have participated. You may want to provide information 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 in college.

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).

Good luck!

DIY UCLA Supplemental Questionnaire Webinar

I am offering four webinars this week to answer your questions about the UCLA supplemental questionnaire: tomorrow night (1/30) at 4:00 PM PST, Wednesday (1/31) at 7:00 PM PST, Thursday (2/1) at 9:00 PM PST, and Friday (2/2) at 8:00 PM PST. You can get tickets ($25) here.

Supplemental Questionnaire Service

If you require prompt, step-by-step guidance on completing your UCLA supplemental questionnaire, sign up for my Supplemental Questionnaire Service and I will review your UC Application to determine potential triggers, help you generate response ideas, walk you through answering each question and proofread your response before you submit it.

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4 Comments

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Kalvinreply
February 03 at 11:02 AM

Is this questionnaire sent to all students or only a certain group of students?

Ms. Sunreply
February 05 at 10:02 AM
– In reply to: Kalvin

Up to 15% of the applicant pool of a particular campus, “who fall in the margins for admission, but whose initial application yields an incomplete picture of their qualifications, or presents extraordinary circumstances that invite further comment.” Source: Policy on Augmented Review in Undergraduate Admissions.

Elizabethreply
February 06 at 07:02 PM

A little late but… what if you didn’t get a questionnaire? Is this a bad thing & what can it mean?

Ms. Sunreply
February 07 at 02:02 PM
– In reply to: Elizabeth

Only up to 15% of the applicant pool of a particular campus, “who fall in the margins for admission, but whose initial application yields an incomplete picture of their qualifications, or presents extraordinary circumstances that invite further comment,” may receive a questionnaire. Source: Policy on Augmented Review in Undergraduate Admissions.

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