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1 1 The Online Application For Fall 2009 Transfer Applicants UC Counselor Conference 2008

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

3 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!

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

5 5 Step 1: Personal Information (part 1 of 2) Choose applicant level. Items with asterisk indicate response is required.

6 6 Step 1: Personal Information (part 1 of 2) California SSID Number (optional response) U.S. military service

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

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

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

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

11 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 12 Step 3: Family Data 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.

13 13 Step 3: Family Data Important tip

14 14 Step 4: Academic History (part 1 of 4) You MUST list the high school you graduated from and EVERY college you’ve attended, regardless of how long you attended.

15 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 16 Step 4: Academic History You can modify or delete your school entry from main page.

17 17 Step 4: Academic History (part 2 of 4) Describe education outside U.S., if applicable.

18 18 Step 4: Academic History (part 3 of 4) Select term to start entering courses and click “go!” Make sure the department and course number match the transcript (omit leading zeros).

19 19 Step 4: Academic History (part 3 of 4) NEW dropdown menu to select ASSIST courses! Applicants can enter non-ASSIST courses in the section below

20 20 Step 4: Academic History “CCCT” appears next to CCC courses that are matched to UC-approved courses in ASSIST.

21 21 Step 4: Academic History (part 4 of 4)

22 22 Step 4: Academic History (part 4 of 4) Application displays message when requirement met by courses already entered; otherwise, answer question. You MUST explain any time spent out of school before attending UC.

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

24 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 to list under each of the categories. List activities and awards within the last four years.

25 25 Step 7: The Personal Statement 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: What is your intended major? Discuss how your interest in the subject developed and describe any experience you have had in the field — such as volunteer work, internships and employment, participation in student organizations and activities — and what you have gained from your involvement. 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?

26 26 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

27 27 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).

28 28 Step 8: Review and Submit Before starting submit process, carefully review your information on the summary page.

29 29 Step 8: Review and Submit (continued) Verification function checks to see if number of units entered matches applicant level. User must confirm coursework is entered as intended or update information.

30 30 Step 8: Review and Submit (continued )

31 31 Step 8: Review and Submit (continued) Residency questions in this section are optional.

32 32 Step 8: Review and Submit (continued)

33 33 Step 8: Review and Submit (continued) You’ll be asked for family income/size if you didn’t provide it in Step 3.

34 34 Step 8: Review and Submit (continued)

35 35 Step 8: Review and Submit (continued) Print and keep a copy of your receipt.

36 36 Application Update Website (after you submit) Update your courses and grades on the Application Update website. Fall applicants update in January; winter applicants update in August. An updated list of fall 2007 courses and grades A list of all courses in progress or planned for winter/spring 2008 A list of all courses planned for summer 2008 (if relevant) January 7, February 15, 2008.

37 37 Application Update Website (continued) First-time users create login. You’ll need your Application ID number to create login.

38 38 Application Update Website (continued) Review summary to verify your application information. Click on “modify” or “add” to make changes.

39 39 Application Update Website (continued) Update your courses and grades. Fall 2008

40 40 Application Update Website (continued) Additional information is requested.

41 41 Application Update Website (continued) Print a copy of your confirmation.

42 42 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 there are changes to your courses or contact information  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 there are changes to your courses or contact information  Check your frequently.  Don’t hesitate to ask questions! Good luck to you all!

43 43 Web & Phone Resources UC Home Page: Admissions Requirements: Online Application: Online Application Tour: UC Application Processing Service (800) toll-free in California (925) outside California (925) TDD/TTY Application Help Desk (800) toll-free in California (925) outside California Application Update Website: Application Status: https://www.ucapplication.net/ucaphttps://www.ucapplication.net/ucap


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