Getting to know the University of California system The UC system is made up of 9 undergraduate campuses UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine UC Los Angeles UC Merced UC Riverside UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz Fun fact, there is one campus dedicated to graduate studies – the University of California,… Read More Unpacking UC Admissions – What you need to know
It’s been a year. And you have finals. You’re zoomed out, bored. Wanting to see your friends. Stressed about college apps. Or just stressed for finals and studying turns into scrolling. With a couple weeks left in the semester, it is crunch time to wrap everything up with a little bow. Or a really big… Read More Finals. Finally. Everything you need to tie up the semester and chill.
If you are a junior, here are some key tips to get ahead of the college preparation process even in a COVID world. How to tackle college admission testing planning and not panic First, what in the world is a “typical” testing timeline and approach to the SAT/ACT? Before I begin, “typical” is in quotations… Read More How to prepare for college as a junior during COVID
Kudos to our incredibly talented KBEV students for putting together weekly college advice videos (shout out to the colleges they’ll be applying to, these kids are pulling some serious work!) Enjoy week 2’s video Applying test optional and what will matter on your application
If you’re a senior you may have an SAT test date registered, but you might also very well be watching it pass by…much like this year. With a majority of colleges becoming test optional or negating the submission of test scores in the review process entirely, it can be hard as a student to know… Read More No test scores? What will matter on your college app this year
Building a balanced college list has always been a key component to the college application process. Why? Because when you strategize your college list, you apply knowing you have college options that you’ll not only get admitted to, but also enjoy actually attending. You also can prioritize your time and apply to the right amount… Read More Building your college list strategically
Let the college admission season begin! The University of California application is open to apply to any one or a number of the nine undergraduate UC campuses. The Common Application is ready to go, hosting over 900 applications for universities and colleges. Essay prompts are out and your creative juices are (or will be) flowing… Read More The one thing you can do to skyrocket your college apps
GPA. Grade Point Average. It is the number on your transcript. The culmination of your grades and semester by semester. I bet if you’re a student, that number feels a bit heavier to you. Like it means your fate in admissions. Or that a college will put you in a different pile when reviewing your… Read More Pieces of your college application: Unpacking GPA and what it really means
As a rising senior heading back to school, virtually from home, tackling college admissions may feel a bit daunting. Applying to college can feel overwhelming, especially knowing where to begin. Not to mention the added pressure and uncertainty with navigating new admission policies and changes due to COVID-19. Take a deep breath. In changing times,… Read More Gearing up for fall admissions. What you need to know.
You know the colleges that have been branded in your brain since you were little. Or the ones on bumper stickers. Or the ones your cousin went to that you’re always reminded of on holidays. College has become a brand. A rite of passage. So if you’re a senior trying to decide on where to… Read More How to apply to colleges where you will thrive