The Application Process Application opens October 1 Filing period November 1-30 One application for entire UC system –Student can apply to all 9 campuses –Fee waiver for up to 4 campuses available to qualifying students Each campus makes its admission decision independently for every applicant
Comprehensive Review UCs process to reviews applications in context In use since 2002 14 factors established by UC faculty Allows consideration of each applicants achievements, both academic and non- academic, in light of the opportunities and resources available to them in their educational and personal environment.
More on Comprehensive Review Factors: Academic & Non-Academic Context: Resources & Opportunities Available –What students did with their options –What if students had limited options Campus Processes Differ –For some campuses, no specific weight on any factor –For other campuses, specific weight on some factors
Campus Admission Selection More applicants who could succeed than can be accommodated Campus-specific faculty guidelines –Defines values for campus admission –Leads to appropriately different processes
Freshman Admission Requirements Subject RequirementsYears a. History/Social Sciences2 years b. English4 years c. Mathematics3 years d. Laboratory Science2 years e. Language other than English2 years f. Visual & Performing Arts1 year g. College-Preparatory Elective1 year Examination Requirement ACT Plus Writing or SAT Reasoning GPA Requirement Weighted 3.00
Statewide Requirements Subject RequirementsYears a. History/Social Sciences2 years b. English4 years c. Mathematics3 years d. Laboratory Science2 years e. Language other than English2 years f. Visual & Performing Arts1 year g. College-Preparatory Elective1 year Examination Requirement ACT Plus Writing or SAT Reasoning GPA Requirement Weighted 3.00 Admissions Index UC Score Required based on GPA and exam scores
Top 9% Statewide Applicants in the Top 9% of all high school graduates in California must meet the general admission requirements and have an appropriate UC Score on the admissions index. The admissions index is a sliding scale based on the applicants UC a-g GPA and UC Score. Will be offered admission from a campus that has space available
Local Context (ELC) Requirements Subject RequirementsLocal Context (ELC) a. History/Social Sciences1 year b. English2 years c. Mathematics2 year d. Laboratory Science1 year e. Language other than English1 year f. Visual & Performing Arts g. College-Preparatory Elective (or other a-f courses) 4 years GPA Requirement At least 3.00 Meets Benchmark for the High school Examination Requirement ACT Plus Writing or SAT Reasoning
Top 9% Local Context Applicants in the Top 9% of their class at a participating California high school who also meet ELC requirements: Complete a specific pattern of 11 UC-approved a-g courses Earn a specific GPA or higher in the 11 courses Complete the full a-g pattern by end of the senior year Will be offered admission from a campus that has space available.
The Admission Offer Goes To... Students from the full range of California high schools and regions in order to achieve the potential of the Universitys admission policy for Californias students
What Can Students Do? Have an inclusive high school experience Take challenging courses and earn strong grades Take advantage of other academic opportunities Take initiative in pursuing passions and interests Seek fit in school activities and community involvement Explore leadership opportunities at school, in activities, in the family and the community Students should endeavor to do their best in all things
What Else Can Students Do? Apply Across the UC System To multiple campuses, if possible Find the right fit for themselves Know the range of selectivity across UC
Tips for Students Presenting Themselves in the Application Carefully complete the application: –Tell us everything they want us to know –Major(s) of interest, if decided –Family background –Participation in activities –Use transcript(s) – dont guess about grades –Avoid abbreviations/acronyms All of these tips provide context and clarity
UCs Message NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Regents direct the President, in consultation with the Academic Senate and campus admissions professionals, to ensure that all applicants receive an individualized review that ensures trained readers examine applicants full files to evaluate their accomplishments in the context of opportunity... BE IT RESOLVED that University of California campuses must remain committed to recruiting students from the full range of California high schools and regions in order to achieve the potential of the Universitys admission policy for Californias students...
Resources University of California Admissions http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/index.html http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/index.html Comprehensive Review Factors –http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/freshman/how- applications-reviewed/index.htmlhttp://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/freshman/how- applications-reviewed/index.html Admissions Index Calculator –http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/freshman/california- residents/admissions-index/index.htmlhttp://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/freshman/california- residents/admissions-index/index.html ELC Information –Transcript and Student Contact Information Submission Process - ELC Help Desk - Call: 800-839-8507 –Questions, ELC Coordinator, Julie Lind – Email: email@example.com@ucop.edu Contact Us – Email: AskUC@ucop.edu
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