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1 The UC Online Application For Fall 2012 Freshman Applicants

2 Before you begin!  Prepare early  Research campuses  Gather materials  Use the checklist in the Applying to the University brochure  communication is important!  Apply broadly pplication or personal statement.

3 Deadlines!!! Date/DeadlineTask October 1-31UC Application Opens November 1-30 Submit online UC Application Late JanuaryUpdate December Test Results March Notification of Admission May 1 SIR (Statement of Intent to Register) Deadline – Freshman

4 9 Campuses 1) UCLA 2) UC Berkeley 3) UC San Diego 4)UC Irvine 5) UC Santa Barbara 6) UC Davis 7) UC Santa Cruz 8) UC Merced 9)UC Riverside

5 ALL first-time applicants start here! Getting Started… Deadline The filing deadline for fall 2011 is 11:59 p.m. PST Nov. 30, Returning users sign in above.

6 Create an Account Provide a valid address that you will check often. Make sure filters allow UC mail through! Password: Must be at least eight characters and contain at least three of the following categories: Uppercase letters (A-Z) Lowercase letters (a - z) Base 10 digits (0 - 9) Non-alphanumeric # $ % ^ & * ( ) + ? -. Secret Question: Create one that’s memorable but not easy for others to guess!

7 Use the progress bar to navigate to different sections of the application.Navigating Read commonly asked questions for helpful information. Update your or other account information using “my account.” Learn what is in each section. Use the buttons on the bottom to move from page to page. Save/Logout at any time.

8 Start Application Choose applicant level. Choose the term.

9 Start Application Depending on the selection and previous answers, follow-up questions may appear.

10 Start Application We strongly recommend providing an SSN for matching official test scores.

11 Campus Choices Apply broadly!

12 Choosing a Major Select a major, alternate major or no alternate major. Click on a college to expand the list of majors available and make your selection.

13 Competitive Majors  Engineering  Nursing  Arts and Architecture  Music/Performing Arts  Supplemental applications!

14 Ranking San Diego Colleges Rank the San Diego colleges in order of preference. This will NOT affect your chances of admission to UC San Diego. You must click on this link before ranking SD colleges.

15 Scholarships Be sure to open and review each category of scholarships! Select scholarships that match your interests or characteristics (up to 16 total).

16 Biographical Although many questions in the Biographical section are voluntary, this information gives evaluators a more complete picture of your academic accomplishments in light of special circumstances.

17 Biographical Students applying for EOP will be required to provide information on parent education, income and family size in the next steps of the Biographical section.

18 What is EOP?   Educational Opportunity Program   For students that are first generation attending college and low income, and/or underrepresented.   “ Being the first in my family to attend college I believe that I can greatly benefit from EOP. Services such as tutoring, academic advising and the summer program will help me succeed at a UC campus and I look forward to joining the EOP community ”.

19 Biographical

20 Academic History 7/8

21 Academic History The application will search for your high school as you type. You MUST list every school you’ve attended since ninth grade.

22 Academic History (high school) Easy-to-fix errors

23 Academic History (coursework) Self-enter courses not on the UC-approved course list

24 Academic History Remember to list community colleges – even if you took only one class.

25 Academic History UC transferable courses are pulled from the ASSIST database Calif. community college nontransferable courses can be self-entered.

26 Academic History

27 Activities and Awards Other categories include Educational Preparation Programs, Work Experience, Awards & Honors, and Extracurricular Activities. Applicants are limited to five entries for each, so select the ones that are most meaningful.

28 EXAMS!  Deadline for ANY exam is December!!  Include ANY and ALL scores on your application  Update your scores after you submit  Send OFFICIAL scores by January! - 4 free score reports -send to 1 UC and CSU code: 3594 Make sure your scores are sent through college board!

29 Test Results Fall applicants must complete ALL required exams by December test date. Make sure OFFICIAL scores are sent to at least one UC campus. Enter each Subject Test (taken or planned) and click “Add This”

30 Test Results Select the exam, enter dates tests taken or planned, and add scores if available. Send official scores to UC by the reporting deadline.

31 Personal Statement Instructions Respond to both prompts, using a maximum of 1,000 words total. Allocate the word count as desired. An applicant may wish to respond to one prompt at greater length; we suggest the shorter answer be no less than 250 words. Stay within the word limit as anything over 1,000 will result in an error message. Use a word processing program to compose your essays, then copy and paste them into the form fields. Remove any special formatting before you copy and paste. Only use standard American English characters (the numbers 0 through 9 and the letters a through z) and symbols # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + - = [ ] \ { } | ` ~ ; : ' ", / ? ) found on a standard English keyboard. No accented characters or foreign language characters are allowed. The Personal Statement

32 Statement #1: Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations. Statement #2: Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are? Statement #3 (optional): Use this space to tell us anything else you want us to know about you and your academic record that you have not had the opportunity to describe elsewhere in the application. Limit your response to 550 words or less. The Personal Statement

33 Review and Submit Before starting submit process, carefully review information on summary page.

34 Review and Submit Completeness check brings attention to possible missing requirements. User must confirm coursework is entered as intended or update information.

35 Review and Submit This information is collected for statistical and reporting purposes only.

36 Review and Submit

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39 No refunds or cancellations Fee waivers are good for up to four campuses. Eligibility is based on income and family size.

40 Review and Submit

41 If you pay by check, print the bill to send in with your payment. Print a copy of your receipt!

42 After You Submit Update your test scores Update your account information

43 Follow up!!  Keep grades up!  Any changes to schedule or non-passing grades in fall semester must be reported to university ASAP  Submit information requested  Check portals and s

44 Most answers can be found in the “Common Questions” sidebar.Most answers can be found in the “Common Questions” sidebar. Don’t wait until the last minute to begin or to submit your application.Don’t wait until the last minute to begin or to submit your application. Contact campuses if there are changes to your course schedule or academic record.Contact campuses if there are changes to your course schedule or academic record. Check your frequently.Check your frequently. Don’t hesitate to ask questions!Don’t hesitate to ask questions! Good luck to you all! Most answers can be found in the “Common Questions” sidebar.Most answers can be found in the “Common Questions” sidebar. Don’t wait until the last minute to begin or to submit your application.Don’t wait until the last minute to begin or to submit your application. Contact campuses if there are changes to your course schedule or academic record.Contact campuses if there are changes to your course schedule or academic record. Check your frequently.Check your frequently. Don’t hesitate to ask questions!Don’t hesitate to ask questions! Good luck to you all! Summing Up

45 Online and Phone Resources UC Home Page: Admissions Requirements: Online Application: UC Application Processing Service – General Help Desk (800) toll-free in California (925) outside California (925) TDD/TTY Online Application – Technical Help Desk (800) toll-free in California (925) outside California


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