Seniors:Please carefully read the information below. There are some important items to be aware of if you plan to apply to one of the 9 UC campuses for fall 2013. All admission requirements must be met by the date of high school graduation.
The UC minimum admission requirements are just the minimum academic standards students must meet to be considered for admission. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to a particular campus. Admission to many campuses is extremely competitive and students must meet and exceed many of the requirements.
The average high school GPA is computed from 10th & 11th grade academic coursework, including up to eight semesters of honors courses. Students must report all grades earned, even in repeated classes.
The application window for UC campuses is from November 1, 2012 through November 30, 2012. You should complete your application BEFORE Thanksgiving. If you have any problems and need to call a school, all campuses will be closed for break! Register online at www.universityofcalifornia.edu.
Use the comment section of the application to indicate if you were unable to take Honors, AP, or other special elective classes because of schedule conflicts.
Students need to send all test scores SAT/ACT directly from the College Board/American Testing Program to the UC and sign the disclosure authorizing their scores to be sent to all campuses.
Factors considered in the Comprehensive Review Process used by the UC system:
- Academic grade point average in all completed "A-G" courses, including additional points for completed UC-certified honors courses.
- Scores on the ACT with writing or SAT Reasoning Test and two different SAT Subject Tests.
- Number of, content of, and performance in academic courses beyond the minimum "A-G" requirements.
- Number of and performance in UC-approved Honors and Advanced Placement courses.
- Identification by UC as being ranked in the top 4% of the high school class at the end of junior year ("eligible in the local context"or ELC).
- Quality of a student's senior-year program, as measured by the type and number of academic courses in progress or planned.
- Quality of academic performance relative to the educational opportunities available in the high school.
- Outstanding performance in one or more academic subject areas.
- Outstanding work in one or more special projects in any academic field of study.
- Recent, marked improvement in academic performance, as demonstrated by academic GPA and the quality of coursework completed or in progress.
- Special talents, achievements and awards in a particular field, such as visual and performing arts, communication or athletic endeavors; special skills, such as demonstrated written and oral proficiency in other languages; special interests, such as intensive study and exploration of other cultures; experiences that demonstrate unusual promise for leadership, such as significant community service or significant participation in student government; or other significant experiences or achievements that demonstrate the student's promise for contributing to the intellectual vitality of a campus.
- Completion of special projects undertaken in the context of a student's high school curriculum or in conjunction with special school events, projects or programs.
- Academic accomplishments in light of a student's life experiences and special circumstances.
- Location of a student's secondary school and residence.
While academic achievement is of highest importance, that alone does not guarantee admission to a particular UC campus.
Seventh and eight grades courses accepted- UC's admission application requests that students provide information (course title and number of semesters completed) on approved language other than English and mathematics courses completed. This courses can be applied to the 11-course minimum requirement provided that a student earned grades of C or higher.
Proficiency in language other than English -Students who have completed the two units of a foreign language through principal certification will be considered as having completed two courses of the 11-course minimum requirement.
Clearing D or F grades in a language other than English or mathematics courses through higher level coursework - Under UC's admission policy, when an applicant has successfully completed advanced work in language other than English or mathematics with a grade of C or higher, the student is presumed to have completed the earlier coursework even if he or she earned a grade of D or F in an earlier course or the earlier courses do not appear on the student's transcript. In these cases, the applicant will be awarded unit credit for both courses. Examples include:
A grade of C or higher in Algebra II validates a D or F grade in Algebra I. In this scenario, UC will grant a student two units - one unit each for Algebra I and Algebra II toward the 11 courses required for an application to be reviewed.
However, if a student earns less than a C grade in Geometry the class must be repeated.
A grade of C or higher in Spanish II validates the Spanish I and Spanish II requirement even if Spanish I does not appear on the student's transcript. In this example, UC will grant a student two units — one unit each for Spanish I and Spanish II — toward the 11 courses required for an application to be reviewed.
All acceptance is PROVISIONAL and CONDITIONAL upon eligibility index (GPA of “A-G” course and test scores) and transcript. Contact each campus you apply to before making any schedule changes during senior year.
Are you UC eligible?Visit http://www.ucop.edu:8080/eligibilitycalc/for the eligibility index calculator or download a PDF to learn how to calculate your eligibility http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/freshman/files/e_index.pdf
On-campus dormscould be difficult at many schools. As soon as you have applied, get on the housing information lists. Do not wait to be accepted.
Financial Aid Night is January 16, 2013.You can apply for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on January 1, 2013. Both student AND one of your parents will need to apply for a PIN number in order to electronically sign the FAFSA. Do this BEFORE January 1, 2013 so that you can file your FAFSA as soon as possible. Get a PIN from www.pin.ed.gov.
If you have questions, please see your counselor:
Mrs. LaBarbera (A-G) Mr. LaFleur (H-O) Mrs. Arcella (P-Z)