UCLA Supplemental Questionnaire

Sounds like UCLA sent out the supplemental questionnaire requests earlier this week. 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 will hold two webinars on Friday (2/1) and Saturday (2/2) at 9 PM PST to go over response strategies and answer your questions about the UCLA supplemental questionnaire. You can get tickets ($49) for either webinar 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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Bobreply
January 31, 2019 at 6:23 pm

You note that this is the “first batch” of supplementals requests. Does UCLA usually request in multiple batches? When do they typically make their last requests? Thanks

Ms. Sunreply
January 31, 2019 at 6:29 pm
– In reply to: Bob

I think that was the case a few years ago; but I don’t know for certain if that is still the case now (I looked at my records and I think I only heard about it in late January the last couple years). Application review should be wrapped up at this point (or pretty close to being wrapped up), so maybe all of the questionnaire requests went out at the same time. I’m going to remove the “first batch” from the post to reduce anxiety. Thanks for pointing that out.

Stevereply
February 13, 2019 at 9:49 pm

I didn’t respond to the second prompt since I had no extenuating circumstances and I do not think that is what they were looking for. Instead, I talked about my knack for entrepreneurship. Is thay alright?

Ms. Sunreply
February 14, 2019 at 4:38 pm
– In reply to: Steve

You should be fine. Hang in there.

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