Virtue of the Bridge Program

How did you benefit from educational opportunities outside the school? (UC prompt) For those who start their studies in the U.S. with linguistic disadvantages, AP and IB courses are unattainable dreams. As with many of my fellow international students in California, I could not benefit from the virtues of sophisticated academic courses because of my … Read more Virtue of the Bridge Program

Personal Statement

The personal statement is an important part of your application for admission and scholarships. The University uses the statement to learn more about you as an individual your talents, experiences, achievements and points of view. Think of the personal statement as your opportunity to introduce yourself to the admissions officers and faculty who will be … Read more Personal Statement

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 more Cosmos, Japan, and Lennon

My “Fish Problem”

Discuss a significant person, experience, goal, issue, or achievement that has special meaning to you. The essay tells us a great deal about our candidates and allows for expression of writing skills, creativity, and imagination. You may be serious, humorous, or somewhere in between. The freezing water lapped against the plexi-glass walls. Ripples appeared on … Read more My “Fish Problem”