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1 October 2013 Presenting Yourself on the UC Application for Undergraduate Admission – Freshmen

2 Before Beginning How Applications are Reviewed Completing the Application The Personal Statement Submitting the Application Overview 2October 2013

3 Before Beginning

4 A B C D E 4 Date/DeadlineTask October 1UC Application Opens November 1-30Submit UC Application Online Mid-JanuarySelf-Report December Test Results February - MarchNotification of Admission May 1Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) Deadline Mid-May to Early JuneWaitlist Admission Notification Application Timeline Freshman October 2013

5 5 Student Preparation Research Campuses Early Gather Materials Brainstorm Apply Broadly Ask for Advice and Feedback Email Communications is Critical October 2013

6 How Applications are Reviewed

7 7 Requirements vs. Selection Every UC Campus Gets the same applicationReviews for minimum requirements Reviews for admission individually using content of the application October 2013

8 Campuses Look ForStrong grades, test scores & course preparationAn inclusive educational experience Assess Student Within Context Educational environmentAvailable resources and opportunities The Full Application Not just the personal statement 8 Comprehensive Review October 2013

9 9 Comprehensive Review Grade-Point Average Test Scores Courses Completed/Planned Honors Courses Top 9% Local Context (ELC) Quality of Senior-Year Program of Study Academic Opportunities in California High Schools Performance in Academic Subject Areas Achievements in Special Projects Improvement in Academic Performance Special Talents, Achievements, and Awards Participation in Educational Preparation Programs Academic Accomplishment Within Life Experiences Geographic Location October 2013

10 Completing the UC Application

11 Statement of Application Integrity Personal Information Academic History Examination Scores Activities Outside of School Verification of Application Information 11 Importance Accurate Details October 2013

12 12 The Basics Contact Information So campuses can contact you Campus/Major Selection Apply broadly 30-Minute Time Out “Next” or “Logout” to save October 2013

13 13 Getting Started First time users start here! Application Deadline: November 30, 11:59 p.m. PST Apply Online at October 2013

14 14 Navigating Use the progress bar above to navigate Use sections on the right for guidance Use buttons below to move from page to page Note my uc application, help, and sign out October 2013

15 15 Starting Your Application October 2013

16 16 Starting Your Application All students must enter a social security number if they have one October 2013

17 17 Selecting a Major Click to expand the list of majors October 2013

18 18 Ranking San Diego Colleges You must click here before ranking the colleges October 2013

19 19 Scholarships Review and select up to 16 scholarships that match your characteristics, interests, and background! October 2013

20 20 Biographical Information October 2013

21 Academic History for Freshmen Applicants

22 22 7 th /8 th Grade Courses Advanced math and language other than English courses in middle school can be used to meet A-G requirements October 2013

23 23 High School Attendance Must list every high school attended since 9 th grade October 2013

24 24 High School Attendance Provide basic information about your high school October 2013

25 25 High School Coursework Enter academic courses taken and grades earned at each school as they appear on your official academic record October 2013

26 26 High School Coursework Enter academic courses that do not appear on the UC-approved course list October 2013

27 27 College Courses Taken in High School October 2013

28 28 Academic History Comments Use this space to explain unusual circumstances, not as an extension of the personal statement October 2013

29 29 Activities & Awards Choose up to 5 of your most meaningful experiences for each category. Non a-g Coursework Educational Preparation Programs Community Service Work Experience Awards & Honors Extra Curricular Activities October 2013

30 30 ACT & SAT Test Scores Self-report scores here and order official scores to be sent to at least one UC campus October 2013

31 31 Advanced Placement Test Scores Passing AP & IB exam scores can be used to show subject mastery October 2013

32 The Personal Statement

33 Two PromptsMust address both1,000 words total maximum View as a personal interview on paper Compose outside of application Request feedbackPaste responses in plain text 33 The Personal Statement October 2013

34 34 Freshman Statement Prompt One 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. October 2013

35 Prompt Two 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? 35 Freshman Statement October 2013

36 Start early, get feedback, and revise Define your motivation in topics that you are passionate about Decisions are never made on the personal statement alone Avoid common mistakes 36 Personal Statement – Final Thoughts October 2013

37 Submitting the Application

38 Additional Comments Include when appropriate Don’t Forget to Click Submit Updates Return to the application to make updates 38 Submitting the Application October 2013

39 39 Submitting the Application Disabled until all circles are solid. October 2013

40 40 Completeness Check October 2013

41 41 Release & Signature October 2013

42 42 Fees, Payment & Waivers October 2013

43 43 Submit Click here and expect this Check your email for a submission confirmation October 2013

44 44 After Submission October 2013

45 45 Resources UC Admissions Home Page How to Apply Online Application Help Desk 1-800-207-1710 (U.S. only) 1-661-336-5723 (outside U.S.) UC Application Center P. O. Box 1432 Bakersfield, CA 93302 October 2013

46 Submitting the Application

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