Completing the UC Application
Go to www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply
Select: Apply Online
- Personal Information
- Applicant level = junior transfer
- Enter name, Date of birth, permanent address
- Enter residency information (non-immigrant = undocumented)
- Campus Choices
- Select campus and appropriate major for each campus you wish to seek admission
- Select scholarship choices for which you may qualify
- Family Data
- Enter family size and income levels
- Academic History
- Enter all schools attended, including high school (you will not need to enter HS coursework)
- Enter dates of attendance. Term type = semester. Grading system = A-F
- Enter education outside of the US (not common)
- Enter coursework semester by semester. Include ALL courses and grades (even those that were “Lined Out” due to repeats.
- Academic Progress Report. If you be IGETC Certified, answer yes
- Transfer Admission Preparation
- College/University 2 English Composition = If finished both English 100 and 110, then answer already completed with a “C” or better.
- Mathematics = Already completed with “C” or better if Area 2 is complete
- Explain any gaps in education (absences in school terms, not including summers).
- Test Scores
- Enter AP or IB scores if applicable
- Activities and Awards
- Honors: Mention Dean’s list and terms if applicable
- Enter “Special Programs” and list those that are appropriate.
- Community Service = List those that are appropriate.
- Personal Statement:
Prompt #1 (transfer applicants): What is your intended major? Discuss how your interest in the subject developed and describe any experience you have had in the field — such as volunteer work, internships and employment, participation in student organizations and activities — and what you have gained from your involvement (Ex. Educational Opportunities can be Puente, EOPS, ACE, Honors, and other campus programs).
Prompt #2 (all applicants): Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are?
- Respond to both prompts, using a maximum of 1,000 words total.
- You may allocate the word count as you wish. If you choose to respond to one prompt at greater length, we suggest your shorter answer be no less than 250 words.
- Stay within the word limit as closely as you can. A little over — 1,012 words, for example — is fine.
Additional Comments: Following the personal statement, you can use this section – up to 550 words - tell us anything you want us to know about you that you don’t have the opportunity to describe elsewhere in the application.
- Review and Submit application
- Fee waiver information should be in this section. For each application, fee waiver should be good for up to 4 campuses!
Note: Student does not need to submit transcript(s) until admitted. Make sure to indicate all courses taken on the application (those that are actually on the transcript)! Contact the Transfer Center at (714) 895-8794 or (714) 895-8348 if you have any questions or need help with the application.