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1 University of California ELC BerkeleyDavisIrvineLos AngelesMerced RiversideSan DiegoSan FranciscoSanta BarbaraSanta Cruz

2 What is ELC? UC’s Eligibility in the Local Context (ELC) is a program designed to fulfill an important UC admissions goal: to recognize and reward accomplishment of high school seniors ELC is specifically designed to identify the academically strongest students within each high school

3 Who is ELC? Students who rank in the top 9% of their graduating class are designated as Eligible in the Local Context* ELC students who aren’t admitted to any of the UC campuses which they applied are offered a spot at another campus, if space is available * Ranking by University of California

4 Who is eligible to participate? Top tier of rising senior class University of California will review top 15%** of senior class to determine top 9%* Based on 3 rd quarter junior class rating **High School Ranking *University of California Ranking

5 To be consider for ELC: Have to take 11 specific “a-g” courses prior to senior year With a grade of C or better in: 1 Year: History Lab Science 2 Years English Math Language other than English 4 Years College Prep Elective, chosen from the subjects listed above

6 Summer School Grades “a-g” courses taken in summer after 9 th -11 th grades are counted towards the 11 courses required Applicants should list summer school grades before 10 th grade with the 10 th grade coursework Applicants should list summer school grades after 11 th grade with the 11 th grade coursework

7 Language OTE (Other Than English) Requirement: Two years of Language OTE but at least one year completed before senior year ELC status is determined systematically by student-entered coursework and grades

8 Language OTE (Other Than English) What if there is a certification of language OTE on transcript but student has not taken a foreign language course? Answer: ELC status is determined systematically based on student-entered coursework and grades Use the Additional Comments area of the application to provide an explanation regarding subject deficiencies

9 How does UC calculate GPAs? Eligibility in the Local Context: At a minimum, a weighted GPA of 3.00 with extra honors points capped Based on 10 th & 11 th grade coursework Extra points are awarded for honor courses

10 Student FAQs How are students selected for ELC? Answer: ELC status will be determined by UC after students submit their applications Using the self-reported academic record, the application system will check to see if an applicant has met or exceeded the benchmark ELC GPA for ERHS

11 Transcripts ERHS students are responsible for submitting final transcript directly to UC as requested after graduation UC will verify student-entered coursework and grades with the eight semester transcript Note deadlines!

12 Student FAQs How will a student know if he or she is ELC? Answer: About six weeks after submitting the UC application students can return to “My UC Application” page to view their ELC status

13 Student FAQs If two students have similar GPAs and similar course patterns, how can one be selected for ELC and the other not? Answer: The UC GPA and the high school GPA are often calculated differently Also, UC-calculated GPAs can be different depending on when the students took their “a-g” courses

14 Student FAQs How is the submitted student contact information used? Answer: The university will send a welcome letters to students indicating that they have been identified as outstanding rising seniors and encouraging them to apply for admission to the University of California

15 Parental Authorization ERHS must have authorization from parents or legal guardian for students under the age of 18 for release of their student data to the university of California Student or parent must turn in authorization form to the Career Center by May 25, 2012

16 Student FAQs Which campuses, if any, are guaranteeing admission to ELC students? Answer: It is too early to know about individual campus admission plans ELC is definitely a positive factor in admission decisions ELC students who aren’t admitted to any of the UC campuses to which they apply will be offered a spot at another campus if space is available

17 Student FAQs What is the benefit of being identified in the top 15% of their class? Answer:  Prestige of being identified by the University of California as a top student  Campus outreach programs  Encouraged to consider a UC as a strong candidate for admission

18 Student FAQs If designated as ELC what do students need to do to complete eligibility? Answer: Must do the following to complete their eligibility and be admitted to the University:  Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA  Complete all coursework requirements for freshmen admission by end of senior year  Take either the ACT assessment plus Writing or the SAT Reasoning Test – no later than the December test date

19 Student FAQs Where can students find information about the ELC program? Answer: For information on UC’s admissions requirement and the ELC program visit:  Click on “Ca residents”  Click on “Local path” for ELC specific information

20 UC Berkeley

21 UC Davis

22 UC Irvine

23 UC Los Angeles

24 UC Merced

25 UC Riverside

26 UC San Diego

27 UC San Francisco

28 UC Santa Barbara

29 UC Santa Cruz

30 Where are you going? Your future is up to you to create, after all you will be living it!


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