CC13_UC_Admissions_The_Requirements_and_The_Process

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UC Admissions:
The Requirements
and
The Process
UC Counselor Conference 2013
Overview of Session
 Enrollment Management
 Comprehensive Review
 Admission Selection
 Freshman Admission Requirements
 UC’s Message
Enrollment Management
 Campus Capacity Considerations
 Students Graduating
 Re-enrollment of Former Students
 Previous Year New Student Yield
 Funding Level from the State (CA residents)
Enrollment Goals
Enrollment Management
Apply
Admit
Enroll
How UC Reviews Applications
The Application Process
 Application opens October 1
 Filing period November 1-30
 One application for entire UC system
– Student can apply to all 9 campuses
– Fee waiver for up to 4 campuses
available to qualifying students
 Each campus makes its admission
decision independently for every applicant
Comprehensive Review
 UC’s process to reviews applications in context
 In use since 2002
 14 factors established by UC faculty
 Allows consideration of each applicant’s
achievements, both academic and nonacademic, in light of the opportunities and
resources available to them in their educational
and personal environment.
More on Comprehensive Review
 Factors: Academic & Non-Academic
 Context: Resources & Opportunities Available
– What students did with their options
– What if students had limited options
 Campus Processes Differ
– For some campuses, no specific weight on
any factor
– For other campuses, specific weight on
some factors
How UC Selects Applicants
Campus Admission Selection
 More applicants who could succeed
than can be accommodated
 Campus-specific faculty guidelines
– Defines values for campus admission
– Leads to appropriately different processes
The Requirements
Freshman Admission Requirements
Subject Requirements
Years
a. History/Social Sciences
2 years
b. English
4 years
c. Mathematics
3 years
d. Laboratory Science
2 years
e. Language other than English
2 years
f. Visual & Performing Arts
1 year
g. College-Preparatory Elective
1 year
GPA Requirement
Weighted 3.00
Examination Requirement
ACT Plus Writing or SAT Reasoning
Statewide Requirements
Subject Requirements
Years
a. History/Social Sciences
2 years
b. English
4 years
c. Mathematics
3 years
d. Laboratory Science
2 years
e. Language other than English
2 years
f. Visual & Performing Arts
1 year
g. College-Preparatory Elective
1 year
GPA Requirement
Weighted 3.00
Examination Requirement
ACT Plus Writing or SAT Reasoning
Admissions Index
UC Score Required based on GPA and exam scores
Top 9% Statewide
 Applicants in the Top 9% of all high school
graduates in California must meet the general
admission requirements and have an
appropriate UC Score on the admissions index.
 The admissions index is a sliding scale based
on the applicant’s UC “a-g” GPA and UC Score.
 Will be offered admission from a campus that
has space available
Local Context (ELC) Requirements
Subject Requirements
Local Context (ELC)
a. History/Social Sciences
1 year
b. English
2 years
c. Mathematics
2 year
d. Laboratory Science
1 year
e. Language other than English
1 year
f. Visual & Performing Arts
g. College-Preparatory Elective
4 years
(or other a-f courses)
GPA Requirement
•At least 3.00
•Meets Benchmark for the High school
Examination Requirement
ACT Plus Writing or SAT Reasoning
Top 9% Local Context
 Applicants in the Top 9% of their class at a
participating California high school who also meet
ELC requirements:
 Complete a specific pattern of 11 UC-approved
“a-g” courses
 Earn a specific GPA or higher in the 11 courses
 Complete the full a-g pattern by end of the senior
year
 Will be offered admission from a campus that has
space available.
The Admission Offer Goes To . . .
Students from the full range of California
high schools and regions in order to
achieve the potential of the University’s
admission policy for California’s students
What Can Students Do?
Have an inclusive high school experience
 Take challenging courses and earn strong grades
 Take advantage of other academic opportunities
 Take initiative in pursuing passions and interests
 Seek “fit” in school activities and community involvement
 Explore leadership opportunities at school, in activities,
in the family and the community
Students should endeavor to do their best in all things
What Else Can Students Do?
Apply Across the UC System
 To multiple campuses, if possible
 Find the “right fit” for themselves
 Know the range of selectivity across UC
Tips for Students
Presenting Themselves in the Application
 Carefully complete the application:
– Tell us everything they want us to know
– Major(s) of interest, if decided
– Family background
– Participation in activities
– Use transcript(s) – don’t guess about grades
– Avoid abbreviations/acronyms
All of these tips provide context and clarity
UC’s Message
“NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Regents
direct the President, in consultation with the Academic
Senate and campus admissions professionals, to ensure
that all applicants receive an individualized review that
ensures trained readers examine applicants’ full files to
evaluate their accomplishments in the context of
opportunity . . .”
“BE IT RESOLVED that University of California campuses
must remain committed to recruiting students from the full
range of California high schools and regions in order to
achieve the potential of the University’s admission policy
for California’s students . . .”
Resources
University of California Admissions
http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/index.html
 Comprehensive Review Factors
– http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/freshman/howapplications-reviewed/index.html
 Admissions Index Calculator
– http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/freshman/californiaresidents/admissions-index/index.html
 ELC Information
– Transcript and Student Contact Information Submission Process ELC Help Desk - Call: 800-839-8507
– Questions, ELC Coordinator, Julie Lind – Email: [email protected]
 Contact Us – Email: [email protected]
UC thanks you for your efforts
in helping students find their
path.
Future Questions
Contact us:
[email protected]
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