Even though the undergraduate UC application filing deadline closed on November 30th, 2013, applicants still need to follow through on some important details as they wait for their admission decisions to arrive. Students should have made a copy of their application at the time of its filing, noting their application ID number. This ID number is necessary to log in to the application and review it for necessary updates. If appropriate, you should update any of your contact information. That includes your mailing address, email, telephone number, and standardized test scores. Transfer students will be receiving correspondence in January with instructions for updating their fall grades and planned courses. The website https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/applying-as-a-freshman/after-you-apply/ has information for freshman and transfer students that desire to make changes to their academic history or other areas of the application. Once an application has been submitted, changes cannot be made to the personal statement, activities, awards, etc. The only way you can update these parts of the application is by emailing your changes to ucinfo@applyUCsupport.net or mailing them to UC Application Center, P.O. Box 1432, Bakersfield, CA 93302.
ACT or SAT official score reports should be sent by freshman applicants by late December. They can be ordered through the websites www.collegeboard.com/testing or www.actstudent.org. If a test score is ordered for one campus, it will be forwarded to all the UC campuses the student has applied to. In general, students will receive correspondence from each UC campus (from the beginning to mid December) they have applied to with instructions on how to set up an account on its admissions student portal. Freshman applicants can expect to receive an admission decision in March, while transfer applicants will most likely receive their decision in April. In the meantime, continue to keep up your grades at school. Good luck to all! If you have any questions or need support, please contact Pam at Helping Hand College Guidance.