申请提醒

申请提醒

Notice before you apply for transfer
Last modified on: May 14, 2018 @ 5:03 PM

Editor: William

在学期间

  1. 正面思考,一堂课拿不好,但是你尽力了去学到了东西比什么都重要。
  2. 跟老师打好关系,老师会给你很多好的建议。
  3. GPA是最重要最重要最重要的,义工Volunteer、实习Intern、社团Club、文书Personal Statement 做得再多都无法弥补GPA。这不表示那些不重要,而是不能为了做那些事情而放弃自己的GPA,在课业都顾好之余,多跟朋友互动,多做做课外活动。
  4. 学生应该要知道自己在学期间应该上那些课程,而不是一问三不知。
  5. 能多上课就尽量多上课,对自己的未来有帮助。
  6. GAP Quarter以及最后一学期Spring Quarter不上课会影响到申请结果。
  7. 多向人请教,少走弯路。
  8. 确认答案或者资讯的正确性,不要到处"听说"、"朋友说"。
  9. 不要随便W 或者 F 一堂课,这些都会影响到申请结果。

准备申请

  1. 一般来说,我们会在"申请年"的Summer放假时开始做准备,包括整理所有文件以及未来的计画…等等。
  2. 建议于"申请年"的Summer放假时,如果想要转UC的请务必开始写Personal Insight(Personal Statement)。
  3. 重新计算过所有的学分、GPA,一定要自己算过一次,不要依赖学校系统。
  4. 选择适合自己的Major申请。
  5. 宁可自己写Personal Insight(Personal Statement),再请人改,也不要把自己的未来学业交到别人手上。
  6. 转CSU不需要Personal Insight(Personal Statement)。
  7. 转UC或者CSU都不需要推荐信,也不需要重考托福。
  8. 转私立学校或者外州学校要看各个学校的要求。
  9. 不能签TAG不表示不能申请UC转学。
  10. 所有成绩单于收到Offer录取信后才需要寄送,除非学校要审核你的真实性,不然不需要主动提早寄送。
  11. Application上面写的任何资讯必须真实。
  12. UCB录取不代表UCLA不会录取,UCLA录取不表示UCB不会录取。
  13. UC的Statement of Intent to Register(SIR)只能一间学校,不可以同时SIR超过一间学校。但是可以同时SIR 一间UC及一间CSU,如果国际学生要转I-20的要注意不可以同时转换两间,所以尽早做决定。
  14. Fall Quarter成绩一定要Transfer Admission Update(TAU)的Update成绩,Winter和Spring Quater成绩是抽签的方式Update。

重要日期

  • 申请年的9/1~9/30: 送出TAG Application
  • 申请年的11/1~11/30: 送出UC和CSU的Application(有些Major在转学年1/3才关闭申请,最好在11/30送出)
  • 转学年的1/1~1/31: 送出UC和CSU的Transfer Admission Update(TAU),UCB有另外的系统需要跟着Update
  • 转学年的3/1之前: 如果本地生有FAFSA,请在3月之前把你可能去的学校都送出FAFSA的申请
  • 转学年的3/1~4/30: 公布录取结果
  • 转学年的5/1~6/1: 送出UC Statement of Intent to Register(SIR)(只限一间学校)
  • 转学年的6/1~7/1: 送出Offical 成绩单
  • 转学年的6/1~7/15: 送出AP/IB成绩单

(注意:收到Offer之后,除了SIR外,每一间学校的重要日期都会不同)

UC Personal Insight(Personal Statement) 转学题目

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以下总共有1个必答题以及7个问题要选择3个回答,每个问题最多字数为350个字
建议选择回答跟你最有关联性的

Required question

Question: Please describe how you have prepared for your intended major, including your readiness to succeed in your upper-division courses once you enroll at the university.

  • Things to consider: How did your interest in your major develop? Do you have any experience related to your major outside the classroom — such as volunteer work, internships and employment, or participation in student organizations and activities? If you haven’t had experience in the field, consider including experience in the classroom. This may include working with faculty or doing research projects.
  • If you’re applying to multiple campuses with a different major at each campus, think about approaching the topic from a broader perspective, or find a common thread among the majors you’ve chosen.

Choose to answer any three of the following seven questions

  1. Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes, or contributed to group efforts over time.
    • Things to consider: A leadership role can mean more than just a title. It can mean being a mentor to others, acting as the person in charge of a specific task, or taking lead role in organizing an event or project. Think about your accomplishments and what you learned from the experience. What were your responsibilities?
    • Did you lead a team? How did your experience change your perspective on leading others? Did you help to resolve an important dispute at your school, church in your community or an organization? And your leadership role doesn’t necessarily have to be limited to school activities. For example, do you help out or take care of your family?
  2. Every person has a creative side, and it can be expressed in many ways: problem solving, original and innovative thinking, and artistically, to name a few. Describe how you express your creative side.
    • Things to consider: What does creativity mean to you? Do you have a creative skill that is important to you? What have you been able to do with that skill? If you used creativity to solve a problem, what was your solution? What are the steps you took to solve the problem?
    • How does your creativity influence your decisions inside or outside the classroom? Does your creativity relate to your major or a future career?
  3. What would you say is your greatest talent or skill? How have you developed and demonstrated that talent over time?
    • Things to consider: If there’s a talent or skill that you’re proud of, this is the time to share it. You don’t necessarily have to be recognized or have received awards for your talent (although if you did and you want to talk about, feel free to do so). Why is this talent or skill meaningful to you?
    • Does the talent come naturally or have you worked hard to develop this skill or talent? Does your talent or skill allow you opportunities in or outside the classroom? If so, what are they and how do they fit into your schedule?
  4. Describe how you have taken advantage of a significant educational opportunity or worked to overcome an educational barrier you have faced.
    • Things to consider: An educational opportunity can be anything that has added value to your educational experience and better prepared you for college. For example, participation in an honors or academic enrichment program, or enrollment in an academy that’s geared toward an occupation or a major, or taking advanced courses that interest you — just to name a few.
    • If you choose to write about educational barriers you’ve faced, how did you overcome or strived to overcome them? What personal characteristics or skills did you call on to overcome this challenge? How did overcoming this barrier help shape who are you today?
  5. Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge. How has this challenge affected your academic achievement?
    • Things to consider: A challenge could be personal, or something you have faced in your community or school. Why was the challenge significant to you? This is a good opportunity to talk about any obstacles you’ve faced and what you’ve learned from the experience. Did you have support from someone else or did you handle it alone?
    • If you’re currently working your way through a challenge, what are you doing now, and does that affect different aspects of your life? For example, ask yourself, “How has my life changed at home, at my school, with my friends, or with my family?”
  6. What have you done to make your school or your community a better place?
    • Things to consider: Think of community as a term that can encompass a group, team or a place – like your high school, hometown, or home. You can define community as you see fit, just make sure you talk about your role in that community. Was there a problem that you wanted to fix in your community?
    • Why were you inspired to act? What did you learn from your effort? How did your actions benefit others, the wider community or both? Did you work alone or with others to initiate change in your community?
  7. Beyond what has already been shared in your application, what do you believe makes you stand out as a strong candidate for admissions to the University of California?
    • Things to consider: If there’s anything you want us to know about you, but didn’t find a question or place in the application to tell us, now’s your chance. What have you not shared with us that will highlight a skill, talent, challenge or opportunity that you think will help us know you better?
    • From your point of view, what do you feel makes you an excellent choice for UC? Don’t be afraid to brag a little.