The UC application process is changing — and some people don’t like it

Currently, the University of California makes the vast majority of admissions decisions by looking at grades, classes, test scores, extracurricular activities and essays. But under a new policy, the UCs will be able to ask some applicants for more information — for instance, an updated transcript that includes first semester grades the student earned after initially applying, or a questionnaire asking about special talents or home environments. Perhaps a student doesn’t have many extracurricular activities because she’s watching her younger siblings after school, for instance… Ultimately, the regents voted last week to let campuses ask no more than 15 percent of freshman applicants for letters, and only when they need more information to decide whether to admit the student.

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by Emily DeRuy, The Mercury News.

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