Tips For Completing the UC Personal Statements

Tips For Completing the UC Personal Statements

This spring we interviewed Cuca Refugia, UCSB admissions officer evaluating each application. Ms. Refugia and her colleagues spend about 10 minutes total evaluating every applicant file.

So while strong personal statements on their own are no guarantee of admission, they can help you make a strong case for yourself. Especially if your essays highlight those qualities or experiences that don't show up elsewhere in your application. First, though, you'll need to understand what UC admissions officers are looking for when they review your application.

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