UC Personal Statement Essay

All Juniors must complete a draft of the UC Personal Statement essay in May 2015. Students will revise these for their College Applications in the Fall.

The Prompts:

  1. Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations.
  2. Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are?
  3. Transfer Prompt: What is your intended major? Discuss how your interest in the subject developed and describe any experience you have had in the field — such as volunteer work, internships and employment, participation in student organizations and activities — and what you have gained from your involvement.

Here are some helpful resources for writing your UC Personal Statement.

Don’t procrastinate! The key is to revise, revise, revise…

NYTimes shares students’ college application essays

college-essay

As you are working on your personal statements for next fall, consider the following college application essays, published by the New York Times.  Themes include students overcoming economic hardships, exploring notions of class, working and affluence. The key about these essays is that they all reveal young people emerging stronger because of their experiences.

For support writing your UC Application essays, click here.

Xinachtli at Civitas

XinacthliWe are proud to welcome back Xinachtli to Civitas SOL High School for the 2013-2014 school year! UCLA MEChA students will be available on campus for support with the following:

  • UC Personal Statement writing
  • College Applications (UC, CSU, Community College, Private)
  • SAT/ACT Preparation
  • FAFSA
  • Tutoring
  • College and Career counseling/support

Join them in the College Center (Room 117) every Tuesday and Thursday after school from 3:22-5:00pm. Bring your homework and your college questions. Questions? Contact Mr. Gurrola.

September 2013 College Tips

August/September College Tips:

  1. Write drafts of Personal Statements
  2. Sign up for SAT/ACT exams
  3. Prepare for SAT/ACT
  4. Research private college deadlines
  5. Search for scholarships
  6. Go to Belmont if you need adult school classes!

Important Date: 9/6: SAT Registration Deadline (for 10/6 Exam). Bring $20 for fee waiver.

Download the powerpoint: College Updates 8-13

Special thanks to Dianne Hurtado with YPI!