UC Admissions 3 of 3: What You Asked About the “Fine Print” of the University of California’s Admissions Process

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/2/19 9:35 AM / by Sheelah Bearfoot

Get the inside scoop on how to get into the UCs from our UC Admissions Expert, Sheelah. She’s seen UC admissions from all sides – she graduated from Cal in 2016 with a B.S. in Genetics and Plant Biology, and has over four years of experience working in UC Berkeley’s Undergraduate Admissions Office.

This will be a three-part series, broadly covering the following categories:  1) evaluation of your academic record;  2) evaluation of your extracurriculars; and  3) fine-print admissions questions. Hope this helps clear up some confusion during this stressful process!

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UC Admissions 2 of 3: How the University of California Reads Your Extracurriculars

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/30/19 9:55 AM / by Sheelah Bearfoot

Get the inside scoop on how to get into the UCs from our UC Admissions Expert, Sheelah. She’s seen UC admissions from all sides – she graduated from Cal in 2016 with a B.S. in Genetics and Plant Biology, and has over four years of experience working in UC Berkeley’s Undergraduate Admissions Office.

This will be a three-part series, broadly covering the following categories:  1) evaluation of your academic record;  2) evaluation of your extracurriculars; and  3) fine-print admissions questions. Hope this helps clear up some confusion during this stressful process!

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UC Admissions 1 of 3: How the University of California Evaluates Your Academic Record

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/26/19 9:35 AM / by Sheelah Bearfoot

Get the inside scoop on how to get into the UCs from our UC Admissions Expert, Sheelah. She’s seen UC admissions from all sides – she graduated from Cal in 2016 with a B.S. in Genetics and Plant Biology, and has over four years of experience working in UC Berkeley’s Undergraduate Admissions Office.

Drawn from a Q&A session about the UC system, this will be a three-part series, broadly covering the following categories:  1) evaluation of your academic record;  2) evaluation of your extracurriculars; and  3) fine-print admissions questions. Hope this helps clear up some confusion during this stressful process!

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Finalizing Your College List

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/24/19 10:00 AM / by Empowerly Team

College application season is just around the corner, and with over 4,000 degree-granting institutions in the US, finding the schools that you’ll be applying to is hard. Finalizing your list is the first step in setting yourself up for success and can help you manage your college application stress. Here are some of our quick tips on creating your college list:

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What If I Can't Visit a College?

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/17/19 9:30 AM / by Empowerly Team

College visits are important, and can often be the lynchpin in your decision on whether or not to apply to—or attend—a school. However, college visits can get expensive, and finances often present a barrier for prospective students that prevents them from coming to check out a school in person. If finances are getting in between you and your college visit, check out our tips for alternatives for a campus tour:

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Planning Your College Visits

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/29/19 10:40 AM / by Heather Gupton

Visiting college campuses is one of the most exciting parts of the college application process, apart from getting acceptance letters, of course! However, a lot of students don’t know what schools to visit or what questions to ask once they’re there. By being strategic about the schools you visit and the information you gather,  you can use your time efficiently and really find a school that’s the best match for you.

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So, You Got Into College... Now What?

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/21/19 11:03 AM / by Heather Gupton

Getting into college is a really amazing feeling. You've spent so much time on your essays and checked over your application with so much care, that when you finally get that acceptance it all feels worth it. But so many students focus solely on the “getting into college” part, and tend to forget about the “going to college” part.

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How Many Colleges Should You Apply To?

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/11/18 4:00 PM / by Empowerly Team

Each college application is a potential opportunity for your educational future. It’s tempting to apply to a large number of schools to give yourself plenty of options, but as college application costs continue to rise, how many applications is too many?

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How Important Are Extracurricular Activities In College Admissions?

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/7/18 4:00 PM / by Empowerly Team

Many students ask us how important extracurricular activities are in the college admissions process. It is fairly clear that academics are an important part of admissions, but which parts of the extracurricular story are actually important and how do you determine that? Here at Empowerly, we have spent the past 6 years understanding what colleges care about and helping thousands of students through the college admissions process. In this article, we use our data sorting tool to help you determine how important extracurricular activities are.

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The Advantages of Attending a Liberal Arts College

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/18/18 3:00 PM / by Empowerly Team

First and foremost, liberal arts colleges are not for everyone. Universities have their own list of positives, including larger social groups, more graduate connections, and often much cheaper tuition.

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Public vs Private Colleges: 4 Myths That Are (Kinda) True

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/17/18 12:00 PM / by Andy Wang

Throughout college admissions history, there has been an ongoing debate regarding the relative merits of public and private colleges. In this blog, we will look at a few myths regarding the whole public vs. private school debate and evaluate the truth behind them. From class registration to class sizes to living standards to alumni networks, there does seem to be some truth to some of the major beliefs about these institutions. 

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5 Surprising Factors to Consider When Choosing Where to Attend College

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/16/18 12:00 PM / by Christina Le

When deciding which college to attend, there are so many factors that come in to play when deciding where to go, such as location, cost, and educational resources. However, there are also surprising factors that you may not realize matter as much as they do.

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Guides: Visiting Your Admitted Schools

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/28/18 12:00 PM / by Andy Wang

Out of all the various college admissions events applicants can go to, none are more important than making college visits to the schools they have been admitted to. With admissions for most schools having already come out or coming out soon, applicants should be aware of which schools they are choosing between and plan accordingly.

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Should I Choose an In-State or Out-of-State

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/11/17 11:25 AM / by Natalie Thompson

When you start your college search, you probably are thinking about your potential area of study (as well as cost!). Most universities offer the more popular majors but fewer schools offer specialized majors or flexible interdisciplinary majors. Make a list of potential schools based on those that offer your preferred major or area of study.

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How to Thoroughly Research a College Before Applying

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/28/17 6:25 PM / by Empowerly Team

Every single college advisor will tell you that you need to do your research before applying to a college. But many students do not exercise due diligence when researching schools. Make sure that you are really delving into the school and understanding how it will impact you and vice versa before you apply. 

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