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    Sneak Peek - the University of California has a NEW application

    Here's an insider tip: download this official User Guide - created for counselors - to the new application published by the University of California (UC) admissions team. It's user friendly, with loads of details about changes to the application and loaded with screen shots of the new tool.

    Although the new application for Fall 2020 entry will not be released until August 1, you can get up to date on the upcoming changes today! Hit the ground running as soon as the release is available this summer.

    According to the June 2019 UC Counselors and Advisers Bulletin, this is the first update to the UC application since the Personal Insight Questions were unveiled in 2016. What will remain the same? The Personal Insight Questions (phew!), as well as the general admission requirements and other basic data collected on the application, are the same as in prior years. Check out the following changes:

    • Updated look and navigation
    • More attractive, cleaner user interface
    • Straightforward and positive application tone and language
    • Additional 'Help' resources throughout the application

    Enjoy all 42 pages (!) worth of how-to's and great tips on navigating the new application from the University of California.


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