The Perfect Role Model

Open-Ended This question seeks to give students the opportunity to share important aspects of their schooling or their lives – such as their personal circumstances, family experiences and opportunities that were or were not available at their school or college – that may not have been sufficiently addressed elsewhere in the application. Open-Ended This question … Read moreThe Perfect Role Model

Cosmos, Japan, and Lennon

How have you prepared academically for the University? If admitted what can you contribute to the University? Lastly, an open-ended question. Academic PreparationLast summer, I attended the COSMOS program at UC Santa Cruz to learn about Stars, Sight, and Science. Pulling up into the driveway of College Nine, my heart began to beat rapidly and … Read moreCosmos, Japan, and Lennon

I was thirteen when I knew…

How have you taken advantage of the educational opportunities you have had to prepare for college? I was thirteen when I knew. After the first grade report came in, my “A’s” gleaming gloriously, a testament to my perseverance and academic achievement, I decided to seek this “education thing” with all that is in me. There … Read moreI was thirteen when I knew…

Communications and Leadership

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? “Good morning Torrey Pines! It’s a beautiful Monday, 77 degrees and partly cloudy.” My voice echoed throughout the campus and … Read moreCommunications and Leadership

Leave it all on the Field

Tell us about a talent, experience, contribution or personal quality you will bring to the University of California. Date of birth: eleven seven eighty eight. Sex: male. Grade: eleven. Social security number: 606261790… “No, that’s not right,” I mumbled to myself. How could I forget my social security number? “I’m just nervous for the SAT,” … Read moreLeave it all on the Field