Articles tagged with: UC Merced

06 October 2018

The Early Admission Advantage (Part 3 of 3)

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2023

PART III: Putting Early Admission Strategies to Work

targets2In Part II of this series developed an early admission strategy based on your competitiveness as an applicant, your college list, and your strength of commitment to the top schools on your list.  If you're a competitive applicant with strong qualifications, we recommend that you:

  • Take full advantage of Early Action for all the schools on your list
  • Apply Restrictive Early Action to your top school or when the restrictions don't inhibit your ability to take advantage of early admission programs at higher ranked schools 
  • Apply Early Decision I when you are strongly committed to attending your top choice school and have no concerns about affordability
  • Apply Early Decision II if you have been denied admission to your top choice school, you're strongly committed to attending this ED II school as your next best option, and have no concerns about affordability

With this early admission strategy in place, let's put it to work in Part III against a couple of hypothetical applicants.   

13 July 2018

Class of 2022 Admission Results

Posted in Class of 2022

UPDATE #38 (7/13)

gradcapsairHere's our latest list of reported overall admission rates for the Class of 2022. Results are now available for American University, Amherst, Barnard, Boston College, Boston University, Bowdoin, Brown, Carleton, Chapman, Claremont McKenna, Colby, Colgate, Colorado College, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Davidson, Denison, Duke, Emory, Emory (Oxford), George Washington, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Hamilton, Harvard, Harvey Mudd, Haverford, Johns Hopkins, Lafayette, Lehigh, Macalester, Middlebury, MIT, Northeastern, Northwestern, Notre Dame, NYU, Olin, Pepperdine, Pitzer, Pomona, Princeton, Santa Clara, Scripps, Stanford, Swarthmore, Trinity, Tufts, Tulane, Union, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, University of Chicago, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Richmond, University of Rochester, USC, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt, Vassar, Villanova, Virginia Tech, Washington University in St. Louis, Wellesley, Wesleyan, William & Mary, Williams and Yale.  Latest year application totals are available for many more.

Bookmark this page as we'll update frequently as more institutions report results. 

Click Continue Reading for the list.

13 July 2018

University of California Fall 2018 Admission Trends

Posted in Your College List, Class of 2023, Class of 2022, Perspectives

ucHot off the press!  We've had a chance to review the Fall 2018 admissions data released recently by the University of California and thought it would be helpful to summarize it and share our key findings.  

Overall freshman admission rates are up for non-residents and down for residents as the University of California continues to settle on a new normal that accommodates a larger mix of out of state and international students.   If you're an out of state or international student, pay close attention...there continues to be a window of opportunity to take advantage of favorable odds at several UC campuses.

Click on Continue Reading for the details.

13 April 2018

University of California Enhances Transfer Guarantees from California Community Colleges

Posted in Perspectives

ucThe University of California and the California Community Colleges announced plans to enhance transfer admission guarantees for academically prepared students.   

Click here for the press release.  

 

27 March 2018

Class of 2022 Regular Decision Notification Dates

Posted in Class of 2022

UPDATE #37 (3/27)

student-questionsHere's our latest list of regular decision notification dates for the Class of 2022.  As many of you know, schools often post results in advance of their "official" notification dates, so we've compiled the most recently updated dates for you here, along with the notification dates from last year.  Bookmark this site, as we'll post updates often.

Good luck, seniors!

10 November 2017

Top Tips for University of California Applicants (Class of 2022)

Posted in Class of 2022, Perspectives

ucWith the University of California application now open for submissions, it's time to make sure everything is in order.  

Here are six tips for freshman applicants, courtesy of the University of California:

 

1. Send official test scores to just one UC campus

Your official SAT with writing/essay, ACT with writing, SAT subject tests and TOEFL scores be shared with all campuses where you've applied.  One exception: IELTS test scores must be sent to each campus. Note also that SAT subject tests are not required but encouraged for certain majors.


2.  November/December test scores are acceptable

November and December exam dates are acceptable even though the application due date is November 30th. Just indicate your planned test date(s) on the application, then log back into to self-report your scores once they're received.  Be sure to request that the official scores are sent to one UC campus. 


3. Request an extension and fee waiver if affected by a recent natural disaster

If you've been affected by a recent natural disaster and are unable to complete your application by November 30th, be sure to request an extension and fee waiver.  Learn more here.


4. Don't send transcripts or academic records

They'll be requested if they're needed during the application review process.  


5. Don't send letters of recommendation

They're not required or read unless specifically requested. A campus will contact you via email if one is needed.


6. You can review and make minor modifications to your application after submission

You can log in to review your application after it's been submitted, as well as update your contact information and report new test scores.  You can also apply to additional campuses.  

Note: if you've changed schools or there are changes to your academic record, you must notify the UC Application Center by email or postal mail.  Click here for more information.  

 

30 October 2017

University of California Offers Extension for Applicants Affected by Natural Disasters

Posted in Your College List, Class of 2022

ucThe University of California announced today that it is accepting extensions for Fall 2018 applicants affected by natural disasters.  

For those requesting the extension, the deadline will be extended from November 30, 2017 to December 15, 2017.  You will need to email your request to ucinfo@applyucsupport.net with the header "Extension Request – Weather/Fire Event" and provide context in the "Additional Comments" area of the Personal Insight section.

Click here for the details.

08 July 2017

University of California Fall 2017 Admission Trends

Posted in Your College List, Class of 2021, Perspectives

ucHot off the press!  We've had a chance to review the Fall 2017 admissions data released yesterday by the University of California and thought it would be helpful to summarize it and share our key findings.  

Overall freshman admission rates are up for non-residents and down for residents as the University of California continues to settle on a new normal that accommodates a larger mix of out of state and international students.   If you're an out of state or international student, pay close attention...there continues to be a window of opportunity to take advantage of favorable odds at several UC campuses.

Click on Continue Reading for the details.

07 July 2017

Class of 2021 Admission Results

Posted in Class of 2021

UPDATE #23 (7/7)

gradcapsairHere's our latest list of reported overall admission rates for the Class of 2021. Results are now available for American, Boston College, Boston University, Bowdoin, Brown, BYU, Cal Poly SLO, Carleton, Claremont McKenna, Colgate, College of William & Mary, Colorado College, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Emory, Franklin Olin, George Washington, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Hamilton, Harvard, Harvey Mudd, Haverford, Johns Hopkins, Kenyon, Lehigh, Macalester, Middlebury, MIT, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oberlin, Oxford at Emory, Pitzer, Pomona, Princeton, Scripps, Stanford, Swarthmore, Trinity College, Tufts, Tulane, Union College, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, University of Florida, University of Pennsylvania, USC, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt, Vassar, Wake Forest, Washington University in St. Louis, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Williams and Yale.

Bookmark this page as we'll update frequently as more institutions report results. 

Click Continue Reading for the list.

20 May 2017

University of California Approves Policy on Non-Resident Enrollment

Posted in Your College List, Perspectives

ucThe University of California approved a policy on non-resident enrollment.  

Non-resident enrollment will be capped at 18 percent at UC Davis, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, and at 2017-18 levels at UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UCLA, and UC San Diego.

Click here for the details.

29 March 2017

Class of 2021 Regular Decision Notification Dates

Posted in Class of 2021

UPDATE #31 (3/29)

student-questionsHere's our latest list of regular decision notification dates for the Class of 2021.  As many of you know, schools often post results in advance of their "official" notification dates, so we've compiled the most recently updated dates for you here, along with the notification dates from last year.  Bookmark this site, as we'll post updates often.

Good luck, seniors!

10 November 2016

Top Tips for University of California Applicants

Posted in Perspectives

ucWith the University of California application now open for submissions, it's time to make sure everything is in order.  

Here are the top five tips for freshman applicants, courtesy of the University of California:

 

1. Send official test scores to just one UC campus

It'll be shared with all campuses where you've applied.  One exception: IELTS test scores must be sent to each campus. Note also that AP/IB scores are not required at the time of application review.


2.  November/December test scores are acceptable

November and December exam dates are acceptable even though the application due date is November 30th. Just indicate your planned test date(s) on the application, then log back into to self-report your scores once they're received.  Be sure to request that the official scores are sent to one UC campus. 


3. Don't send transcripts or academic records

They'll be requested if they're needed during the application review process.


4. Don't send letters of recommendation

They're not required or read unless specifically requested. A campus will contact you via email if one is needed.


5. You can review and make minor modifications to your application after submission

You can log in to review your application after it's been submitted, as well as update your contact information and report new test scores.  You can also apply to additional campuses.  

Note: if you've changed schools or there are changes to your academic record, you must notify the UC Application Center by email or postal mail.  Click here for more information.  

 

15 October 2016

Class of 2020 Admission Results

Posted in Class of 2020

UPDATE #8 (FINAL)

gradcapsairHere's our list of reported overall admission rates for the Class of 2020. We've included results for nearly 100 popular institutions, including American, Amherst, Babson, Bard, Barnard, Bates, Boston University, Bowdoin, Brown, Bucknell, Butler, BYU, Caltech, Carleton, Carnegie Mellon, Claremont McKenna, Colby, Colgate, Colorado College, Columbia, Connecticut College, Cornell, Dartmouth, Davidson, Dickinson, Duke, Emory, Oxford at Emory, Fordham, Franklin Olin, George Washington, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Grinnell, Hamilton, Harvard, Harvey Mudd, Haverford, Johns Hopkins, Kenyon, Lafayette, Lehigh, Macalester, Miami - Oxford, Middlebury, MIT, Mount Holyoke, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oberline, Occidental, Pepperdine, Pitzer, Pomona, Princeton, Rice, Scripps, Skidmore, Stanford, Swarthmore, Tufts, Union College, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, University of Chicago, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Maine, University of Maryland, UNC Chapel Hill, University of Pennsylvania, University of Richmond, USC, University of Virginia, Union College, Vanderbilt, Vassar, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Washington and Lee, Washington University in St Louis, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Whitman, William & Mary, Williams and Yale.  

Click Continue Reading for the list.

12 October 2016

University of California Subject Test Recommendations for Fall 2017 Applicants

Posted in Standardized Testing, Class of 2021

ucThe University of California has updated its subject test recommendations for fall 2017 applicants. Remember, these are recommendations, not requirements, and they are primarily geared towards applicants in STEM fields.

To our subscribers: this has already been incorporated into the requirements section of College Kickstart.

Click here for the latest subject test recommendations.

 

25 September 2016

University of California Fall 2016 Admission Profiles

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2019

ucUniversity of California counselor conferences have commenced, and there are lots of useful insights to be gleaned—including the latest freshman admission profiles from this past year (Class of 2020).

We've tabulated the findings for you in this post. Two things to keep in mind:

  • The profiles are for California residents only
  • The profiles are for admitted students, so they're likely to appear more selective than the profile for the class that actually enrolls

Click Continue Reading for the list.

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