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1 The Online Application For Fall 2011 Freshman Applicants UC Counselor Conference 2010

2 ALL first-time applicants start here! Getting Started… Deadline The filing deadline for fall 2011 is 11:59 p.m. PST Nov. 30, 2010. Returning users sign in above.

3 Create an Account E-mail: Provide a valid e-mail address that you will check often. Make sure e-mail 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 thats memorable but not easy for others to guess!

4 Use the progress bar to navigate to different sections of the application.Navigating Read commonly asked questions for helpful information. Update your e-mail 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.

5 Start Application Choose applicant level. Choose the term.

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

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

8 Campus Choices Apply broadly!

9 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.

10 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.

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

12 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.

13 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.

14 Biographical

15 Academic History 7/8

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

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

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

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

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

21 Academic History

22 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.

23 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

24 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.

25 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

26 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

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

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

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

30 Review and Submit

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

34 Review and Submit

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

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

37 Most answers can be found in the Common Questions sidebar.Most answers can be found in the Common Questions sidebar. Dont wait until the last minute to begin or to submit your application.Dont 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 e-mail frequently.Check your e-mail frequently. Dont hesitate to ask questions!Dont 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. Dont wait until the last minute to begin or to submit your application.Dont 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 e-mail frequently.Check your e-mail frequently. Dont hesitate to ask questions!Dont hesitate to ask questions! Good luck to you all! Summing Up

38 Online and Phone Resources UC Home Page: www.universityofcalifornia.eduwww.universityofcalifornia.edu Admissions Requirements: www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissionswww.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions Online Application: www.universityofcalifornia.edu/applywww.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply UC Application Processing Service – General Help Desk (800) 523-2048 toll-free in California (925) 808-2181 outside California (925) 521-9280 TDD/TTY ucinfo@ucapplication.net Online Application – Technical Help Desk (800) 914-8820 toll-free in California (925) 808-2150 outside California ucpath@ucapplication.net ucinfo@ucapplication.net ucpath@ucapplication.net


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