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3 Tips to Stand Out to Top Universities


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Admission to a college in California is extremely competitive and preparing for college is a daunting task. It is no longer enough to obtain a college degree. Employees care about where you obtain your degree.

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3 Tips to Stand Out to Top Universities

  1. 1. 3 Tips to Stand Out to Top Universities
  2. 2. 790,000 The amount of student who have applied to the California state university systems in the last year alone.
  3. 3. Admission to California colleges is highly competitive. It is no longer enough to get a degree. In fact, some students can even obtain a degree through online courses without ever having to step onto a college campus.
  4. 4. “Employees are more interested in WHERE a student receives his or her college degree.
  5. 5. The universities of California have always had a prestigious ranking
  6. 6. 112,000 students applied to UCLA last year 78,000 students applied to UCB 96,000 students applied to UCI
  7. 7. With so much rivalry How can a student compete?
  8. 8. Start Early Changing factors over the past few decades have made it necessary for students to start preparing in middle school. 1
  9. 9. Middle School Classes Classes are offered in: ◉ Math ◉ Science ◉ Foreign languages
  10. 10. “This allows students the opportunity to complete prerequisites for advanced high school classes.
  11. 11. In two or three columns MATH All the way through Geometry. HONORS For both English and Science classes. FOREIGN LANGUAGE Completing the first or even the second year. Students can complete
  12. 12. Excel Academically It is not enough to just take the classes offered to you. 2
  13. 13. It is imperative that students stay focused, work hard, and excel in these classes.
  14. 14. Are you still struggling to keep up with the work load? Look for outside help from teachers, study groups, friends, or tutoring.
  15. 15. Get Involved Students must be involved in their communities and schools. 3
  16. 16. “Consecutive year involvement is key.
  17. 17. Get involved ◉ Clubs on campus ◉ Community outreach ◉ Sports on and off campus
  18. 18. Takeaway The University of California remains an exclusive system.
  19. 19. It requires years of preparation ◉ The application process will continue to become more selective ◉ And the application pool will continue to grow ◉ Meaning the road to admission will become more and more challenging. In order to keep up with the competition, it is essential to make the most of academic opportunities and prepare as early as possible.
  20. 20. Hit the books And practice diligently. The path to college is steep and demanding.
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  23. 23. Credits Special thanks to all the people who made and released these awesome resources for free: ◉ Presentation template by SlidesCarnival ◉ Photographs by Unsplash
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