The Journey- How I got to Cal (Part 1)

Published Monday, February 14, 2011 by Tarang

It is always difficult to pick which colleges to apply to because there are so many factors involved. There are quantitative factors such as grades and SATs, and then there are qualitative factors such as major programs and location. Just like any other high school student, I was confused as to which colleges to choose. I decided to use the summer between junior and senior year to create a list of colleges that were appropriate for me. Before I get to that summer though, I must give a little background. I was a student at… Continue Reading

UC and you

Published Monday, May 24, 2010 by Dave

University of California schools are among the most popular with Excel students (and a lot of other students, too). Some 134,000 high school seniors and transfer students applied for Fall 2010 admission. Freshman applicants applied to an average of 3.5 campuses. What does it take to get accepted at one? UC provides a snapshot (pdf) of some of the more important factors, including a breakdown of SAT scores. Since that’s the reason you’re reading this blog, I’ve clipped in that information below. GPA rankings follow it. While test scores are of course important, they’re not… Continue Reading