Hello Class of 2018!

The 2017-2018 application cycle will soon be upon us! Here are some changes that will be made to commonly used applications of California Students.:

UC Updates

  • The new Personal Insight (essay) questions: the questions were chosen evenly during the 2016-2017 application cycle (no certain questions were answered more often than others)
  • For the 2017-2018 cycle, the wording may be tweaked, but Personal Insight questions should stay the same

CSU Updates

  • There will be a new CSU application! What used to be “CSU Mentor” will now be “Cal State Apply”
  • The date the application opens for Fall 2018 will be the same: October 1, 2017
  • The High School Planner is now through californiacolleges.edu – if students enter their courses and grades in the Planner throughout high school, it will link to Cal State Apply and auto-fill the coursework section of the application
  • Coursework will now be entered by term rather than A-G academic subject
  • When coursework is entered, the GPA will calculate automatically (rather than having to calculate it yourself, as was needed in the past – yay!)
  • Standardized test scores will now be shared with all CSU campuses (when you send official scores to one CSU campus via College Board/ACT, they will be shared with all campuses to which the student applies)

Common Application Updates

Just a heads up!

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~ College Planning Source

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