UC Essay Prompts Remain Unchanged on the 2019 Application

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Good News!  There will be no changes to the UC application personal insight questions this year.  So, while you cannot submit the application until November 1st or work on the application until it opens on August 1st, you can certainly start working on the essay prompts.  Need guidance?  Let’s strategize so you can stand out from the crowd! 

Freshman applicants: Personal insight questions

Answer any 4 of the following 8 questions:

  1. Describe an example ...
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The Coalition Application Essay Prompts to Remain the Same for 2018-19

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Good news!  Like the Common Application, the Coalition Application Essay Prompts will remain the same for the 2018-19 cycle.  Here they are:

http://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/essays.html

Coalition Essays

You can start working on these essays at any time and save drafts in your Locker! While there is no perfect length for an essay, we recommend that you stay with 500 to 550 words. For more information on specific application requirements, please consult the website for each institution to which you are applying, as requirements often ...

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Let the Applications Begin!

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August is upon us and so is college application season for fall 2015. The Common Application, as well as the University of California application portal, are open for business. Let the applications begin!

https://www.commonapp.org/Login
http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/dates-deadlines/index.html

My Best College Plan Counseling can help you manage the perils of filling out multiple applications and meeting your deadlines.  Please don’t wait until the last minute… call today to schedule an appointment!  To help you get started, here are some tips on how best to complete ...

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Summer Planning Sessions – You Can’t Afford to Wait!

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This summer, I am offering a variety of planning meetings, including sports recruiting info sessions, college planning sessions, and application help sessions. With the application window opening up earlier this year, rising seniors will have more time to apply and fine tune their application during August. I am here to help!

Getting recruited by your top choice school takes a lot of research, planning, and analysis. It also requires some marketing on your part. The sessions will cover soccer/sports camp options, ...

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Upcoming Northern CA College Events

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April 2014

Cal Day
4/12/2014
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cal Day – UC Berkeley’s annual open house is Saturday, April 12th!
Location: UC Berkeley
<a href="http://calday.berkeley.edu/find team collaboration app.php” target=”_blank”>Cal Day Information

May 2014

NACAC National College Fair
5/3/2014
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: Cow Palace – Daly City
Free! Register today at NACAC College Fair Info

WACAC North Bay College Fair
5/6/2014
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
The North Bay College Fair ...

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The Number One Piece of Advice to Juniors from College-Bound Seniors

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Juniors, what’s the number one piece of advice from a college-bound senior?  Start the college selection and planning process early!!  The earlier, the better!

Not surprisingly, many juniors have a hard time accepting the fact that, in just 6 short months, they will be seniors, and subsequently, they will be applying to college.  This notion may feel a bit scary- after all, it involves a lot of change.  So, because kids love to procrastinate, they might put off serious college planning, ...

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New! Small Group College Planning Sessions

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Introducing new group meetings!

 

Parents of juniors know that the college prep time is here!  Kind of scary, huh??  Parents of sophomores know that getting a jump start on the process will make decision making and planning so much easier! Whether your child is a junior, sophomore, or even a freshman (it’s never too early to start), there is no time to waste when it comes to college planning!  I can help you and your student get launched!

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College Prep – For Parents

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Semper paratus.  Always prepared.  When it comes to college planning, many people think that saving for college from the time your college-bound child is born is the primary piece of college planning’s “semper paratus.”  And that is true, but only in part.  What if I told you that in today’s crazy world of college admissions, getting prepared takes much more than that?  Yes, saving $$ is wise, of course!  However, if you really want to get your child ready, ...

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