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October 2013

October 2013

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  1. Presenting Yourself on the UC Application for Undergraduate Admission – Transfers October 2013

  2. Overview Before Beginning How Applications are Reviewed Completing the Application The Personal Statement Submitting the Application October 2013 2

  3. Before Beginning

  4. Application Timeline Transfer E D C B October 2013 4

  5. Student Preparation Research Campuses Early Gather Materials Brainstorm Apply Broadly Ask for Advice and Feedback Email Communications is Critical October 2013 5

  6. How Applications are Reviewed

  7. Requirements vs. Selection • Every UC Campus • • Gets the same application• Reviews for minimum requirements • Reviews for admission individually using content of the application October 2013 7

  8. Comprehensive Review Campuses Look For• Strong grades & course preparation• An inclusive educational experience Assess Student Within Context • Educational environment• Available resources and opportunities The Full ApplicationNot just the personal statement October 2013 8

  9. Comprehensive Review • Grade Point Average in all transferrable courses • Completion of courses to meet major preparation • Completion of courses to meet breadth requirements • Participation in academic honors courses or programs • Special Talents, Achievements, and Awards • Completion of Special Projects • Academic Accomplishment Within Life Experiences • Geographic Location October 2013 9

  10. Completing the UC Application

  11. Accurate Details Statement of Application Integrity Personal Information Academic History AP/IP Examination Scores Activities Outside of School Verification of Application Information October 2013 11

  12. The Basics Contact InformationSo campuses can contact you Campus/Major SelectionApply broadly 30-Minute Time Out“Next” or “Logout” to save October 2013 12

  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 13

  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 14

  15. Starting Your Application October 2013 15

  16. Starting Your Application All students must enter a social security number if they have one October 2013 16

  17. Selecting a Major Click to expand the list of majors October 2013 17

  18. Ranking San Diego Colleges You must click here before ranking the colleges October 2013 18

  19. Scholarships Review and select up to 16 scholarships that match your characteristics, interests, and background! October 2013 19

  20. Biographical Information October 2013 20

  21. Academic History for Transfer Applicants

  22. UC Transfer Admission Planner Students using UC TAP can import information from TAP to the UC application October 2013 22

  23. High School Attendance Must list every high school attended since 9th grade October 2013 23

  24. College Attendance Provide basic information about your college October 2013 24

  25. College Coursework Click to display courses Enter UC-approved A-G courses taken and grades earned at each school October 2013 25

  26. College Coursework Indicate intent to complete required English and math courses October 2013 26

  27. Academic History Comments Use this space to explain unusual circumstances, not as an extension of the personal statement October 2013 27

  28. Activities & Awards • Educational Preparation Programs • Community Service • Work Experience • Awards & Honors • Extra Curricular Activities Choose up to 5 of your most meaningful experiences for each category. October 2013 28

  29. Test Scores Passing AP & IB exam scores can be used to show subject mastery October 2013 29

  30. The Personal Statement

  31. The Personal Statement Two Prompts• Must address both• 1,000 words total maximum View as a personal interview on paper Compose outside of application • Request feedback• Paste responses in plain text October 2013 31

  32. Transfer Statement Prompt One 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. October 2013 32

  33. Transfer Statement 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? October 2013 33

  34. Personal Statement – Final Thoughts 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 October 2013 34

  35. Submitting the Application

  36. Submitting the Application Additional CommentsInclude when appropriate Don’t Forget to Click Submit UpdatesReturn to the application to make certain changes October 2013 36

  37. Submitting the Application Disabled until all circles are solid. October 2013 37

  38. Completeness Check October 2013 38

  39. Release & Signature October 2013 39

  40. Fees, Payment & Waivers October 2013 40

  41. Submit Click here and expect this Check your email for a submission confirmation October 2013 41

  42. After Submission October 2013 42

  43. Transfer Academic Update Update courses that were “in progress” with grades earned, and confirm or update planned courses for the current and future terms prior to enrollment at UC. Deadline is January 31. October 2013 43

  44. 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.html 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 44

  45. Submitting the Application