10 November 2017
Top Tips for University of California Applicants (Class of 2022)
With 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.