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UC Transfer Application & Personal Statement


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UC Transfer Application & Personal Statement

  1. 1. Presenting Yourself on the UCTransfer Application & Personal Statement Fall 2013
  2. 2. Overview• 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. Student Preparation• Prepare early• Research campuses• Gather materials • Use the checklist in the Apply Online to UC brochure: pplyOnline_13-14_Transfer.pdf• Email communication is important!• Apply broadly• Brainstorm specific concrete examples that you are proud of throughout the past few years• Get reviews of your personal statement and revise, revise, revise
  4. 4. Application TimelineDate/Deadline TaskSeptember 1-30 TAG Application Filing PeriodOctober 1-31 UC Application OpensNovember 1-30 Submit online UC ApplicationJanuary Update Coursework & Grades (TAU)April Notification of AdmissionJune 1 SIR (Statement of Intent to Register) Deadline – Transfer To access the UC online application, visit:
  5. 5. Eligibility vs. Selection• Every UC campus gets the same application• Every UC campus you apply to will evaluate if you have met minimum admissions requirements• Each UC campus will review your application for admission individually using the information in the application
  6. 6. Comprehensive ReviewAssess the student within the context of academic and personal experiences• Completion of major • Honors courses/programs preparation courses • Talents, achievements,• Completion of breadth/GE awards requirements or IGETC • Special college• GPA in all transferable courses projects/programs • Accomplishments in light of life experiences • Geographic Diversity
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Getting Started…The filing deadline for fall 2013 is 11:59 ALL first-timep.m. PST Nov. 30, 2012. applicants start here! Returning users sign in.
  9. 9. Navigating Update your e-mail or other account Save/Logout information using “my UC application” at any time Learn what is in eachUse the progress bar to navigate to section.different sections of the application. Read commonly asked questions for helpful information. Use the buttons on the bottom to move from page to page.
  10. 10. Start ApplicationAll applicantsare required todisclose theirsocial securitynumber if theyhave one
  11. 11. Choosing a Major Select a major, alternate major or no alternate major.Click on a college toexpand the list ofmajors available andmake your selection.
  12. 12. Ranking San Diego CollegesYou must click on thislink before ranking SDcolleges.Rank the San Diegocolleges in order ofpreference.This will NOT affect yourchances of admission toUC San Diego.
  13. 13. ScholarshipsBe sure to open and review each category of scholarships!Select scholarships that match your interests or characteristics (up to 16 total).
  14. 14. BiographicalAlthough many questions in the Biographical section arevoluntary, this information gives evaluators a more completepicture of your academic accomplishments in light of specialcircumstances.
  15. 15. BiographicalStudents applying for EOP will be required toprovide information on parent education, incomeand family size in the next steps of the Biographicalsection.
  16. 16. Biographical
  17. 17. Biographical
  18. 18. The Importance of Accurate Details• Personal Information• Academic History• Examination Scores• Activities Outside of School
  19. 19. Academic History (college) Easy to edit
  20. 20. Academic History (CCC courses)Click on UC transferable courses+/- to are pulled from theexpand the ASSIST databaselist ofcourseswithin adepartment
  21. 21. Academic History (non-CCC courses) Enter non-ASSIST courses in the table provided
  22. 22. Academic History
  23. 23. Academic History
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. Test Results• Select the exam, enter dates tests taken or planned, and add scores if available.• Send official scores to UC by the reporting deadline.
  26. 26. 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” box statement/index.html
  27. 27. The Personal StatementStatement #1:What is your intended major? Discuss how your interest in the subject developedand 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.Statement #2:Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution orexperience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishmentmakes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are?Additional Comments:Use this space to tell us anything else you want us to know about you and youracademic record that you have not had the opportunity to describe elsewhere inthe application. Limit your response to 550 words or less.
  28. 28. 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
  29. 29. Submitting the application and next steps• Include additional comments where appropriate• Don’t forget to hit “Submit”• Approximately 5 weeks after you submit, go back into the application to update it
  30. 30. Review and Submit Before starting submit process, carefully review information on summary page.
  31. 31. Release and Application Integrity Statement
  32. 32. After You Submit Update your grades and courses (Transfer Academic Update) Update your account information
  33. 33. Transfer Academic Update Students receive information about the online Transfer Academic Update when they receive their emailed and printed application acknowledgments. Update submission PRIORITY deadline - January 31
  34. 34. Transfer Admission Guarantee• Seven UC campuses offer guaranteed admission to students who meet specific requirements.• Beginning in the fall 2012 TAG cycle, students are only able to submit a TAG to ONE campus.• The filing period for TAG is September 1-30.• By participating in a TAG program, students can receive: • Early review of their academic record at some campuses (usually November) • Specific guidance on major preparation and general education requirements UC Riverside UC Davis UC San Diego* UC Irvine UC Santa Barbara UC Merced UC Santa Cruz
  35. 35. Questions & Contacts UC Home Page: Admission Requirements: Online Application: Application Center(800) 207-1710 (within the U.S.) or (661) 336-5723 (outside the U.S.)