University of California


I have spent the past couple of months helping seniors conceptualize and edit their two personal statements for the University of California. In the large majority of them, I have witnessed many of the same misconceptions about the prompts, leadings students to disappear within their drafts. These tips will help […]

Show Up In Your Essays: Ten Tips for Completing Freshman ...


Happy November. We still have so much to do to help our seniors with their college application process. Here are 10 tips to hep you manage this month without losing too much sleep.

2014 November College Readiness Tips For Teachers and Counselors


This is prime-time of college application season. Do what you can to support students. Bootcamps are particularly helpful in November as students can complete their state applications before Thanksgiving and hit core merit scholarship deadlines for schools like BU and USC.

2013 November College Readiness Tips



Welcome to the end of the school year. You deserve a great summer, yet we need to do so much to help our students get ready for college. Here are some tips--many of them are brand-new, including a new scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and College Greenlight. Let us know if you need help brainstorming summer bootcamps or other college readiness ideas or plans.

June 2013 College Readiness Tips For College Access Advocates


The University of California received a record number of applications this year. Each campus admits its own class and notifies students separately. Here are the dates for the students planning to enter as freshmen and transfers for the fall of 2013. We follow with info on the complex waitlist and appeal processes.

UC Admit Dates and Waitlist and Appeal Info


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The newly revamped 2011-2012 UC application just went online October 1. Here are 15 tips to help seniors and transfers prepare great applications.

The 2011-2012 UC Application Went Online October 1: 15 Tips ...