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The Online Application For Fall 2008 Freshman Applicants UC Counselor Conference 2007.

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1 The Online Application For Fall 2008 Freshman Applicants UC Counselor Conference 2007

2 Getting Started… On return visits, log in under “Retrieve Your Application” ALL first-time applicants start here! Review links, including scholarship info and checklist Make time to take the virtual tour ELC-evaluated students access their personalized applications here

3 Setting Up User Name/Password/ELC User Name: Up to 20 letters and/or numbers Lost user name start over! Password: Must be 6-8 letters AND numbers Hint: Create one that’s memorable but not easy for others to guess! required: Make sure filters allow UC mail through! ELC-evaluated students: Go to separate log-in page to enter assigned user name, PIN

4 Use step boxes to navigate to different sections of the application Easy as 1, 2, 3…..8! Read tips for helpful info Click “show me how” to see specific section of virtual tour Click on information icon to learn more about an item Save/Logout at any time Click on question mark to get detailed instructions

5 Step 1: Personal Information (part 1 of 2) Choose Applicant Level Items with asterisk indicate response is required

6 Step 1: Personal Information (part 1 of 2) California SSID Number (optional response) U.S. Military Service Enter ELC ID number if selected for program (this is preloaded in personalized application)

7 Step 1: Personal Information (part 2 of 2)

8 Step 2: Campus Choices Select a campus, then click “go!” Check campus Alternate Major requirements Choose major/alternate and “save”

9 Step 2: Campus Choices (continued) UC San Diego applicants will rank their college choices Apply broadly!

10 Step 2: Campus Choices (continued) Be sure to review each category of scholarships! Select eligibility characteristics (max: 16)

11 Step 2: Campus Choices (continued) Don’t forget to research other campus scholarships! Students applying for EOP need to provide income, family size in Step 3

12 Although many questions in the Family Data section are voluntary, EOP applicants and students requesting fee waivers will need to answer sections indicated by blue text Step 3: Family Data

13 New Item Important Tip

14 Step 4: Academic History (part 1 of 4) You MUST list EVERY school you’ve attended since 9 th grade Don’t forget to list community colleges—even if you only took one class! You can select more than one term type, if necessary

15 Step 4: Academic History (part 1 of 4) Once you’ve entered your school details, click “save school.” Main page will refresh to show entry

16 Step 4: Academic History (part 1 of 4) You can modify or delete your school entry from the main page

17 Step 4: Academic History (part 2 of 4) Indicate the academic year(s) spent in each grade level

18 Step 4: Academic History (part 2 of 4) Describe education outside U.S., if any Describe gaps in education following high school, if applicable

19 Step 4: Academic History (part 3 of 4) Select grade level, subject area and click “go!” to open course-entry pop-up Tip: Use your transcripts for reference

20 Step 4: Academic History (part 3 of 4) Don’t forget to list 7th/8th-grade courses in math and language other than English, if appropriate Self-enter courses if they are UC- approved but don’t appear in the pick list Self-enter community college courses

21 Step 4: Academic History (part 4 of 4) Review the summary information carefully Don’t forget to enter your 12th-grade courses (in progress and planned) Enter grades accurately!

22 Step 5: Test Results Enter scores, test dates (taken and planned) Fall applicants must complete ALL required exams by December test date Make sure scores are sent to UC campuses

23 Step 5: Test Results (continued) Enter scores, dates of tests taken Make sure scores are sent to UC campuses by reporting deadline

24 Step 6: Activities and Awards Read the instructions in each of the pop-up windows for examples of the types of activities or awards that can be listed under each of the categories

25 Step 6: Activities and Awards New Activity/Award Category: Coursework Other Than A-G

26 New Personal Statement Instructions and Prompts 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 closely as possible. A little over — 1,012 words, for example — is fine. Prompt #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. Prompt #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? Step 7: The Personal Statement

27 Step 7: The Personal Statement (continued) Compose essays in a word-processing program, then paste into application Times out after 40 minutes of inactivity Gives word count for each essay In reading your application, we want to get to know you as well as we can. There’s a limit to what grades and test scores can tell us so we ask you to write a personal statement. Your personal statement — consisting of responses to two prompts — is your chance to tell us who you are and what’s important to you. Think of it as your opportunity to introduce yourself to the people reading your application. Be open, be honest, be real. What you tell us in your personal statement gives readers the context to better understand the rest of the information you’ve provided in your application. A couple of tips: Read each prompt carefully and be sure to respond to all parts. Use, specific, concrete examples to support the points you want to make. Finally, relax. This is one of many pieces of information we consider in reviewing your application; an admission decision will not be based on your personal statement alone. 255

28 Step 7: The Personal Statement (continued) Use this box to clarify other information in application Word-count limit has been increased to 500 words (previously 250 words)

29 Step 8: Review and Submit Before starting submit process, carefully review information on summary page

30 Step 8: Review and Submit (continued) Verification function checks for missing 12th-grade courses, “a-g” requirements – red message displays if coursework seems deficient User must confirm coursework is entered as intended or update information

31 Step 8: Review and Submit (continued)

32 Residency questions in this section are optional

33 Step 8: Review and Submit (continued)

34 You’ll be asked for family income/size if you didn’t provide it in Step 3

35 Step 8: Review and Submit (continued)

36 Print and keep a copy of your receipt

37 Summing Up Remember…  Most answers can be found in the virtual tour or the FAQs.  Don’t wait until the last minute to begin.  Contact campuses if your courses or contact information changes.  Check your frequently.  Don’t hesitate to ask questions! Good luck to you all! Remember…  Most answers can be found in the virtual tour or the FAQs.  Don’t wait until the last minute to begin.  Contact campuses if your courses or contact information changes.  Check your frequently.  Don’t hesitate to ask questions! Good luck to you all!

38 Web & Phone Resources UC Home Page: Admission Requirements: Online Application: Online Application Tour: Print Application (PDF): UC Application Center (800) toll-free in California, (925) outside California (925) TDD/TTY PATHWAYS Application Help Desk (800) toll-free in California, (925) outside California Application Status: https://www.ucapplication.net/ucaphttps://www.ucapplication.net/ucap


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