Cc12 presenting yourselfontheuc_freshmanapplication_webfinal_09122012

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Cc12 presenting yourselfontheuc_freshmanapplication_webfinal_09122012

  1. 1. Presenting Yourself on the UC Freshman Application & Personal Statement Fall 2013
  2. 2. Overview•  Tips for Counselors•  Student Preparation•  Comprehensive Review of the Application•  Filling Out the Application Basics•  The Importance of Accurate Details•  The Personal Statement•  Submitting the Application
  3. 3. Tips for Counselors•  Create your own application•  Yearly improvements to the online application make it easier to complete•  Application questions are intuitive: •  Only asks questions applicable to the student (may be based on answers from previous parts of the application)•  On the UC Application, record grades earned exactly as reported on your transcript, including D and F grades
  4. 4. Student Preparation•  Prepare early•  Research campuses: www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/campuses•  Gather materials •  Use the checklist in the Apply Online to UC brochure: www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/counselors/files/ ApplyOnline_13-14_Freshman.pdf•  Email communication is important!•  Apply broadly•  Brainstorm specific concrete examples that you are proud of throughout high school•  Get reviews of your personal statement and revise, revise, revise
  5. 5. Application TimelineDate/Deadline TaskOctober 1-31 UC Application OpensNovember 1-30 Submit online UC ApplicationLate January Update December Test ResultsMarch Notification of AdmissionMay 1 SIR (Statement of Intent to Register) Deadline – Freshman To access the UC online application, visit: www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply
  6. 6. Requirements vs. Selection•  Every UC campus gets the same application•  Every UC campus you apply to will evaluate if you have met minimum admissions requirements with the same GPA and test scores•  Each UC campus will review your application for admission individually using the information in the application
  7. 7. Comprehensive Review of the Application•  What do the UC campuses look for? •  Good grades & test scores •  Well-rounded students •  Assess the student within his/her context •  Not just the personal statement; the full applicant and the full application are important •  Take the time to fill out all of the application completely and accurately
  8. 8. Comprehensive Review•  Grade-Point Average •  Improvement in Academic•  Test Scores Performance•  Courses Completed/Planned •  Special Talents, Achievements, and•  Honors Courses Awards•  Eligibility in the Local Context •  Participation in Educational (ELC) Preparation Programs•  Quality of Senior-Year Program •  Academic Accomplishment Within of Study Life Experiences•  Academic Opportunities in •  Geographic Location California High Schools•  Performance in Academic Subject Areas•  Achievements in Special Projects
  9. 9. Filling Out the Application Basics•  Contact information – so campuses can communicate with you•  Campus selection•  Major selection•  There is a 30 minute time limit for each page of the application; click “next” or “log out” to save
  10. 10. Getting Started…The filing deadline for fall 2013 is ALL first-time11:59 p.m. PST Nov. 30, 2012. applicants start here! Returning users sign in
  11. 11. Navigating Save/Logout Update your e-mail or other account at any time information using “my UC application” Learn what is in eachUse the progress bar to navigate to sectiondifferent sections of the application Read commonly asked questions for helpful information Use the buttons on the bottom to move from page to page
  12. 12. Start ApplicationAll applicantsare required todisclose theirsocial securitynumber if theyhave one.
  13. 13. Choosing a Major Select a major, alternate major or no alternate majorClick on a college toexpand the list ofmajors available andmake your selection
  14. 14. Ranking San Diego CollegesYou must click on thislink before ranking SDcollegesRank the San Diegocolleges in order ofpreferenceThis will NOT affect yourchances of admission toUC San Diego
  15. 15. ScholarshipsBe sure to open and review each category of scholarships!Select scholarships that match your interests or characteristics (up to 16 total).
  16. 16. BiographicalStudents applying for EOP will be required to provide information on parenteducation, income and family size in the next steps of the Biographicalsection.
  17. 17. Biographical
  18. 18. Biographical
  19. 19. The Importance of Accurate Details•  Personal information•  Academic history•  Examination scores•  Activities outside of school
  20. 20. Academic History 7th & 8th Grade
  21. 21. Academic HistoryThe application will search for You MUST list every school you’veyour high school as you type attended since ninth grade.
  22. 22. Academic History (high school) Easy-to-fix errors
  23. 23. Academic History (coursework) Self-enter “a-g” courses not on the UC-approved course list
  24. 24. Academic History Remember to list community colleges – even if you took only one class.
  25. 25. Academic History UC transferable courses are pulled from the ASSIST databaseCA communitycollegenontransferablecourses can be self-entered
  26. 26. Test Results Fall applicants must complete ALL required exams by the December test date Make sure OFFICIAL scores are sent to at least one UC campus
  27. 27. Activities and Awards•  Other categories include Educational Preparation Programs, Work Experience, Awards & Honors, and Extracurricular Activities•  Applicants are limited to five entries for each, so select the ones that are most meaningful
  28. 28. The Personal Statement•  2  Prompts,  students  must  address  both •  1,000  words  total  or  less •  View  as  personal  interview  on  paper Click on the “Tips” boxwww.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/how-­‐to-­‐apply/ personal-­‐statement/index.html  
  29. 29. The Personal StatementStatement #1:Describe the world you come from — for example, your family,community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped yourdreams and aspirations. Statement #2:Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution orexperience that is important to you. What about this quality oraccomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person youare?Additional Comments:Use this space to tell us anything else you want us to knowabout you and your academic record that you have not hadthe opportunity to describe elsewhere in the application.Limit your response to 550 words or less.
  30. 30. The Personal Statement: Final Thoughts•  Start early, get feedback, and REVISE!•  Define your motivation/momentum in topics you are passionate about•  Decisions are never made on the personal statement alone•  Avoid some common mistakes
  31. 31. Submitting the application and next steps•  Include additional comments where appropriate•  Don’t forget to hit “Submit”•  Go back into the application when you have updates
  32. 32. Review and Submit Before starting submit process, carefully review information on summary page
  33. 33. Review and Submit
  34. 34. Release and Application Integrity Statement
  35. 35. After You Submit Update your account information Update your test scores
  36. 36. Questions & Contacts UC Home Page: www.universityofcalifornia.edu Admission Requirements: www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions Online Application: www.universityofcalifornia.edu/applyUC Application Center(800) 207-1710 (within the U.S.) or (661) 336-5723 (outside the U.S.)ucinfo@applyucsupport.net

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