California Public University Applications UP UP UP

There are nine undergraduate campuses in the University of California system:  Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara.  There are 23 campuses in the California State University system (map to the right). California public schools graduate about half a million high school seniors every year – that’s just from … Read more

UCs and CSUs – Issues to Consider

There have been a few recent articles in the LA Times which should give pause to California students and parents considering any of the UC or CSU campuses.  Many parents believe that our public university system is the best value education for their child.  We challenge our clients to do some research before coming to … Read more

UCs and CSUs: A Few Tips

As application season is underway, here are a few tips and notes about the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) applications. The UC Application is open!  It’s one application for all nine undergraduate campuses, with a $70 application fee for each campus.  You can fill it out but you can’t submit your … Read more

UC Tuition for Out-of-State Students and its Impact on Diversity

An article in the Los Angeles Times last week highlighted an ongoing debate within the University of California system:  should the price of a UC education increase even more for out-of-state students, who currently pay nearly $50,000 per year? The article notes that the UC out-of-state tuition is already higher than tuition for California students … Read more

UCSB Personal Statement Webinar

I attended an online webinar last week hosted by UC Santa Barbara about the UC Personal Statements.  As you probably know, students applying to any UC campuses are required to submit two essays (the prompts are here).  Both essays combined can be no more than 1000 words, and each one must be a minimum of … Read more

The University of California Application

The nine UC campuses have one application for admission.  Students can apply to one campus, or all nine through the application located here. The application is fairly straightforward; students self-report test scores and grades from high school classes in the a-g subject categories.  Students are not required to send in a transcript; the UCs only … Read more

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