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UC launches new admissions site

Just in time for the Oct. 1 opening of the undergraduate application, UC Communications and Student Affairs have launched a new systemwide admissions site — one that is compelling, approachable and simpler to navigate.

The new site makes it easy for prospective students and their families to explore the different UC campuses, learn about admissions requirements and find financial aid resources. The site also offers practical help and advice, including tips on how to write a compelling personal statement.

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The online application has a fresh look, too. It’s customized to each applicant, depending on their level and residency, making it simpler to fill out. With common questions on each page and a reliance on UC’s approved high school and community college course lists rather than applicants’ self-entry, campus admissions offices can expect fewer user errors and higher-quality data on applicants. Led by IR&C, in partnership with Student Affairs and Communications, the project was a more than a year in the making. The application opened on Oct. 1; by Oct. 4, more than 20,000 prospective students had logged in. In all, about 135,000 applicants are expected to submit applications by the Nov. 30 deadline.

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