When the University of California application opens Aug. 1, some students may notice a change: UC has done away with the two personal statement essays that it used to require. Applicants will now be asked to give short answers to four personal insight questions.
Applying for admissionComplete 15 year-long academic courses with a 3.4 GPA: 2 years of history (in place of U.S. History, history of your country) 4 years of composition and literature in language in which you are instructed. Meet other requirements specific to your country.Demonstrate English-language Proficiency.
IGETC subject and unit requirementEnglish Communication. One course in English composition and one course in critical thinking/English composition. Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning. 1 course. Arts and Humanities. Social and Behavioral Sciences. Physical and Biological Sciences. Language Other than English *
There is a $70 fee for every UC campus you choose to apply to. You only need to officially report your test scores to one UC campus, and this information will be shared with all of the other campuses you are applying to. In the first part of the UC application, you’re asked to list general information about yourself.
One benefit of applying to University of California colleges is that you can apply to all nine of the UC schools with just one application. However, I don’t recommend applying to a school that you have no desire to attend. Also, unless you qualify for a fee waiver, you have to pay $70 for each campus that you apply to.