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

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October 2013 Presenting Yourself on the UC Application for Undergraduate Admission Freshmen Slide 2 Before Beginning How Applications are Reviewed Completing the Application The Personal Statement Submitting the Application Overview 2October 2013 Slide 3 Before Beginning Slide 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 Slide 5 5 Student Preparation Research Campuses Early Gather Materials Brainstorm Apply Broadly Ask for Advice and Feedback Email Communications is Critical October 2013 Slide 6 How Applications are Reviewed Slide 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 Slide 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 Slide 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 Slide 10 Completing the UC Application Slide 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 Slide 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 Slide 13 13 Getting Started First time users start here! Application Deadline: November 30, 11:59 p.m. PST Apply Online at universityofcalifornia.edu/apply October 2013 Slide 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 Slide 15 15 Starting Your Application October 2013 Slide 16 16 Starting Your Application All students must enter a social security number if they have one October 2013 Slide 17 17 Selecting a Major Click to expand the list of majors October 2013 Slide 18 18 Ranking San Diego Colleges You must click here before ranking the colleges October 2013 Slide 19 19 Scholarships Review and select up to 16 scholarships that match your characteristics, interests, and background! October 2013 Slide 20 20 Biographical Information October 2013 Slide 21 Academic History for Freshmen Applicants Slide 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 Slide 23 23 High School Attendance Must list every high school attended since 9 th grade October 2013 Slide 24 24 High School Attendance Provide basic information about your high school October 2013 Slide 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 Slide 26 26 High School Coursework Enter academic courses that do not appear on the UC-approved course list October 2013 Slide 27 27 College Courses Taken in High School October 2013 Slide 28 28 Academic History Comments Use this space to explain unusual circumstances, not as an extension of the personal statement October 2013 Slide 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 Slide 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 Slide 31 31 Advanced Placement Test Scores Passing AP & IB exam scores can be used to show subject mastery October 2013 Slide 32 The Personal Statement Slide 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 Slide 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 Slide 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 Slide 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 Slide 37 Submitting the Application Slide 38 Additional Comments Include when appropriate Dont Forget to Click Submit Updates Return to the application to make updates 38 Submitting the Application October 2013 Slide 39 39 Submitting the Application Disabled until all circles are solid. October 2013 Slide 40 40 Completeness Check October 2013 Slide 41 41 Release & Signature October 2013 Slide 42 42 Fees, Payment & Waivers October 2013 Slide 43 43 Submit Click here and expect this Check your email for a submission confirmation October 2013 Slide 44 44 After Submission October 2013 Slide 45 45 Resources UC Admissions Home Page http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/ How to Apply http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/index.html Online Application https://admissions.universityofcalifornia.edu/applicant/login.htmhttps://admissions.universityofcalifornia.edu/applicant/login.htm? Help Desk ucinfo@applyucsupport.net 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 Slide 46 Submitting the Application