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University of California

Overview

The University of California has nine undergraduate campuses and one campus, UC San Francisco, that is predominantly graduate programs.

The links below will help you to decide which campus is right for you.

 

Introducing the University                              http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions

 

Map of UC campuses                                    http://www2.assist.org/exploring-majors/browseUCs.do

  

UC Berkeley                                                     www.berkeley.edu

 

UC Davis                                                           www.ucdavis.edu

 

UC Irvine                                                            www.uci.edu

 

UC Los Angeles                                               www.ucla.edu

 

UC Merced                                                        www.ucmerced.edu

 

UC Riverside                                                   www.ucr.edu

 

UC San Diego                                                www.ucsd.edu

 

UC San Francisco                                          www.ucsf.edu

 

UC Santa Barbara                                         www.ucsb.edu

 

UC Santa Cruz                                                www.ucsc.edu

Admissions

There are three ways to obtain admission to the University of California for California residents: Eligibility in the Statewide Context, Eligibility in the Local Context, and by Examination.

Use the link below for more information:

http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/freshman/california-residents/index.html  

 

UC requirements for admission include a minimum of 15 courses in the A-G requirements.

Use the link below for a list of the A-G requirements.  Please note that there are alternatives to completion of courses i.e., SAT testing, AP testing, college courses.

http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/freshman/requirements/a-g-requirements/index.html#lab

 

 The SAT II Subject Tests are no longer required but are suggested under certain circumstances.

Use the link below to obtain the most up to date information.

  http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/freshman/requirements/examination-requirement/SAT-subject-tests/index.html  

 

While the UC places the highest importance on academic achievement, that alone does not guarantee admission to a particular UC campus.

Use the link below explaining comprehensive review:

http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/counselors/freshman/comprehensive-review/index.html 

Use the link below to see how each campus evaluates applications:

http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/freshman/california-residents/index.html 

Apply to UC

Applications are available online begining August 1.  You may submit your application between November 1 and November 30. 

 The link below will give you instructions for applying online:

http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/apply-online/index.html

 

A few things to remember:

UC's do not require transcripts or letter of recommendation.   Only send a transcript if you are directed to do so after submission of your application. 

You may save and come back to the applicati on until you submit.

To make changes after you apply go to: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/after-you-apply/index.html  

Your personal statements should be composed in a word processing application and cut and paste into the application.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP/EAOP)

The Educational Opportunity Program is designed to improve access and retention of historically low-income and educationally disadvantaged students.  Contact the campuses individually for more information.