(Everything in quotation marks is taken directly from the UC Counselor’s Bulletin)
Students can submit their application anytime from November 1 through November 30: “There is no benefit or disadvantage to students who choose to submit their applications earlier or later in the month. Once the application is submitted, however, only limited edits can be made.”
"Additional Comments" Sections:
“The two additional comments boxes in the application are optional and should not be used as a continuation of a student’s personal insight question responses. Instead, students should use this section to explain anything that may be unclear in other parts of the application.
The first additional comments box follows the “Academic History” section and should be used to explain course taking or grade patterns, a circumstance that prevented the student from taking more rigorous courses, or a prolonged illness that affect their grades.
The second comment area immediately follows the “personal insight questions” section. Applicants may use this area to explain a learning or physical difference, or other issues related to their academic ability.”
Tips: Personal Insight Questions
Click here for the UC’s official Personal Insight page, which includes a short video, as well as many other helpful resources.
Question of the Month:
“Can other UC campuses see which campuses a student applied to?
As the UC admission application system is a UC-wide tool, campuses do have access to see all the campuses to which a student applied. However, this is irrelevant in the campus review and selection process. All campuses review and make decisions on applicants independently. This is true regardless of other campuses or different majors a student selected. All admission decisions are based on each campus' faculty policies for admission selection.”
Students should apply broadly to give themselves the best chance of being accepted to a UC campus.