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1 1 Senior Advising Presenter: Jason Bradley, MA, PPS Roseville High School Counseling Department

2 2 University of California Workshop Agenda 1. UC Campuses 2. UC Admissions Requirements 3. Eligibility in the Local/Statewide Context 4. Freshman Selection 5. Application Process 6. Scholarships and Tuition 7. Freshman Profiles/Rate of Acceptance 8. Resources

3 3 UCB UCD UCI UCLA UCM UCR UCSB UCSC UCSD

4 4 a-g subjectsFULLELC a. History/Social Sciences2 years1 year b. English4 years2 years c. Mathematics3 years2 year d. Laboratory Science2 years1 year e. Language other than English2 years1 year f. Visual & Performing Arts1 year g. College-Preparatory Elective (or another a-f course) 1 year4 years GPA At least a 3.00 Admissions Tests ACT Plus Writing or SAT Reasoning 4 Freshman Admission Requirements

5 5 GPA Requirement Minimum GPA of 3.0 (weighted) in a-g courses Computed using 10 th and 11 th grade academic courses No more than 8 semesters of H/AP weighted credit

6 6 Admission Test Requirements ACT Assessment plus Writing (www.actstudent.org) OR SAT Reasoning Test (www.collegeboard.com) SAT Subject Tests No longer required, but may be recommended by specific programs within the university Tests must be taken no later than December of the student’s senior year, preferably earlier, to ensure that applications receive prompt and full consideration.

7 7 Upcoming SAT & ACT Tests Test Registration Where to DateDeadline Register SAT 11/3 10/4 collegeboard.org SAT 12/1 11/1 collegeboard.org ACT 12/8 11/2 actstudent.org SEND TEST SCORES TO AT LEAST 1 UC CAMPUS

8 8 Haven’t SUBMITTED your test scores? *** SEND YOUR SCORES TODAY! *** SAT – ACT – SEND TEST SCORES TO AT LEAST 1 CAMPUS

9 9 Eligibility in the Local Context (ELC) Top 9% of each graduating class at all California Public and Private High Schools Students are guaranteed a space at the University of California (though not necessarily the campus or major of choice) Students will be notified of their status upon completing their UC application

10 10 Eligibility in the Local Context (ELC) 92% of ELC students were admitted to a campus to which they applied 100% of ELC students received an invitation to be admitted Students will be notified of their status upon completing their UC application MORE INFO:

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13 13 Statewide Eligibility Applicants in the top 9% of all high school graduates in CA Must meet the a-g requirements All qualifying students will be offered admission at UC Merced (the only campus with a “guarantee pool”) Check your status at:

14 14 Freshmen Selection “Comprehensive Review” Each applicant is guaranteed an individual comprehensive review of their application  Campuses will look beyond tests and GPA  Uses multiple measures of achievement and promise to define merit (examples)  Considers the personal & school context in which the applicant has demonstrated academic accomplishment ** See handout for additional information **

15 15 Application

16 16 When Do I Apply? Filing Period - November 1-30 Notification - March 1-March 31

17 17 Where Do I Apply?

18 18 Application Process (www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions) Basic Information Campuses and Majors Scholarships (specific backgrounds, academic interests or career objectives Student/Parent Information and Demographics Academic History (a-g courses completed & grades earned Extracurricular Activities, Awards, Community Service & Work Experience Test Scores (self-report ACT/SAT/SAT Subject test scores) Personal Statement

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20 2020 Personal Statement Prompts Applicants are asked to respond to two prompts:  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.  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? Word Count: 1,000 words total

21 2121 Personal Statement An opportunity for applicants to provide information that talks about who you are and what makes you unique Discuss items that are not already included in your application DO NOT use the personal statement to talk about facts that are already stated in your application Think of it as a “personal interview”

22 22 Personal Statement Resources – videos, examples, and tips on how to write your personal statement Find this and other great resources for writing your personal statement at: Click “counseling” then “personal statement”

23 2323 Additional Comments Section Use Additional Comments box for clarification, expansion of important details: Other relevant non a-g courses Explain a poor grade Specific obstacles Describe anything else that you have not had the opportunity to include elsewhere in your application. 550-word limit

24 24 Key Messages from the UC Go to the Financial aid website for each college you apply to – there may be an additional app. Create a professional address PORTALS – Check at least once per week READ EVERYTHING you receive Apply broadly – UC Merced APPLY EARLY! Submit Applications between 11/1 and 11/30

25 25 UC MERCED EVERYONE who is UC eligible should apply to Merced Guarantees admission to ANY UC eligible student Small, private school feel!

26 26 FINANCING A UC EDUCATION

27 27 Fall 2011 Freshman Admission Profile Averages Berkeley 23% Los Angeles 19% San Diego32% Irvine38% Davis 45% Santa Barbara 42% Santa Cruz 62% Riverside62% Merced78% GPA SATACT Admit Rate

28 28 Estimated Annual Costs Average costs for an undergraduate California resident living in University housing: Tuition and fees $13,200 Books and Supplies $1,500 Health Insurance Fee $1,300 Room and Board $13,500 Personal/Transportation $2,200 Total Estimated Costs $31,700

29 29 29 Typical Student Loan & Work Expectation for (Total cost on campus: $31,700)

30 30 *** Covers 100% of tuition and campus-based fees *** California resident with total family income under $80,000 per year 4 years of undergraduate study only Apply on time for financial aid Demonstrate financial need No special application

31 31 Expect to work and borrow Every undergraduate seeking financial aid at UC will be expected to work (less than half-time) and to borrow a “manageable amount” of student loans Every undergraduate seeking financial aid at UC will be expected to work (less than half-time) and to borrow a “manageable amount” of student loans It is no longer practical to “work one’s way through college” It is no longer practical to “work one’s way through college” Finishing in four years saves money Finishing in four years saves money 31

32 3232 Student Responsibility: Part-Time Work UC expects that a student will work < 20 hours per week when enrolled, full time when not enrolledUC expects that a student will work < 20 hours per week when enrolled, full time when not enrolled Job placement assistance is available on campusJob placement assistance is available on campus Students do not have to qualify for a work-study job in order to find part-time work, either on or off campusStudents do not have to qualify for a work-study job in order to find part-time work, either on or off campus

33 33 Costs Students Can Control Tips on ManagingCosts 33

34 3434 Bring Down Expenses Finishing your UC degree as soon as possible Take required courses first, electives second Take required courses first, electives second Complete 15 units per term - quarter or semester – that’s really full time! You won’t finish in four if you enroll in only 12 units per quarter or semester! Complete 15 units per term - quarter or semester – that’s really full time! You won’t finish in four if you enroll in only 12 units per quarter or semester! Attend summer school (some aid is available!) Attend summer school (some aid is available!) Applying for outside scholarships Applying for outside scholarships Working part time (< 20 hrs. per week during term) Working part time (< 20 hrs. per week during term)

35 3535 Bring Down Expenses Roommates – the more, the less Roommates – the more, the less Rent required textbooks – big savings! Rent required textbooks – big savings! Recommended texts – use reserve copy at library Recommended texts – use reserve copy at library Travel cost - purchase airline tickets way ahead of time or on sale, and car ride-share Travel cost - purchase airline tickets way ahead of time or on sale, and car ride-share On campus meal plans – less is more On campus meal plans – less is more Zip-Car – leave own car at home Zip-Car – leave own car at home

36 36 Bring Down Expenses Waive out of the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) if you are covered under another health insurance plan – while financial aid is offered to help you pay for the UC health insurance, the aid may be in the form of loans! Waive out of the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) if you are covered under another health insurance plan – while financial aid is offered to help you pay for the UC health insurance, the aid may be in the form of loans! 36

37 37 Web Resources UC home page/Apply Explore and learn how to apply to any college in California College preparation & selection, career exploration, financing college Financial aid info & scholarship searches

38 38 Review APPLY AT BETWEEN – 10/1 and 11/30 SUBMIT APPLICATIONS BETWEEN – 11/1 and 11/30 TAKE YOUR ADMISSIONS TESTS by December SUBMIT SCORES - To at least (1) UC Campus CHECK Web Portals for each University you apply to CONTACT the financial aid office of each university

39 39 QUESTIONS?


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