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Examples of UC application questions?

Hey everyone! I'm really curious about the type of questions that show up on the UC application. Can anyone provide me with some examples or share their experiences with the UC application questions? Thank you so much!

7 months ago

Hi there! Sure, I can help you with that. The University of California system uses a set of eight Personal Insight Questions (PIQs) for their application, and applicants are required to respond to four of these questions within a 350-word limit each. Here are the eight PIQs for your reference:

1. Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes or contributed to group efforts over time.

2. Every person has a creative side, and it can be expressed in many ways: problem-solving, original and innovative thinking, and artistically, to name a few. Describe how you express your creative side.

3. What would you say is your greatest talent or skill? How have you developed and demonstrated that talent over time?

4. Describe how you have taken advantage of a significant educational opportunity or worked to overcome an educational barrier you have faced.

5. Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge. How has this challenge affected your academic achievement?

6. Think about an academic subject that inspires you. Describe how you have furthered this interest inside and/or outside of the classroom.

7. What have you done to make your school or your community a better place?

8. Beyond what has already been shared in your application, what do you believe makes you stand out as a strong candidate for admissions to the University of California?

7 months ago

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