Time to Apply for College
November 6, 2014
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Seniors! It is time to get ready for college!
At this point, many of you should know what college you want to go to. And if you do not know yet, you should at least have an idea of what colleges you are interesting in applying to. There are various options to choose from. Most would agree that the most common options for California students are CSUs and UCs. UCs are quite different from CSUs because they maintain more competitive admissions requirements. The majority of UC schools, such as UCLA, are very large in population and always have a large number of high school applicants from all over the world applying for undergraduate admission. UCs look for well-rounded students who also complete extraordinary personal statements. Applicants must demonstrate that they are able to maintain good grades and must show that they have been involved in activities both in school and outside of school. For instance, if your grades average around a 3.5-4.0 GPA or higher and you are doing community work, you have a better chance of getting admitted into several colleges of your choice. However, if you have extraordinary grades but have not had much involvement in your community, your chances of getting into every school that you desire lessen slightly. UCs look for students who know how to maintain good grades while still being involved in their communities and in their school.
Time is ticking away, seniors. So if you have not decided what colleges you want to apply to, you had better decide soon! And when completing your applications, be thorough. Make sure that you complete every section correctly and do not rush through your application. Take your time, especially on the personal statement. Do not write it once and think it is ready to be submitted. Have different people revise it in order to ensure that it is as perfect as possible.
So, with that said, work on your applications and enjoy your senior year, guys!