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Hi! I'm interested in UCI and was wondering how their admission process works. Are there any quirks or unique aspects of UCI's admission? I wouldn't wanna mess anything up.

10 days ago

Hello! UCI, or University of California, Irvine, has a fairly streamlined admission process similar to other UC schools.

For starters, you'll need to create a profile on the University of California's application portal. This application is used for all UC campuses, so you can apply to multiple UC schools at once. Your information is organized under various sections such as academic history, activities and awards, test scores, and personal insight questions.

One unique aspect of UCI's application process is that they don't require or consider letters of recommendation for most applicants. Occasionally, UCI will reach out to specific applicants to request letters of recommendation as part of a supplementary review, but this is the exception rather than the rule. So, you typically won't need to worry about securing recommendations for your UCI application.

Worth noting is that UCI does not consider SAT or ACT scores for admission as of the 2024-2025 application cycle, aligning with the UC system's decision to go test-blind. This means even if you have test scores, they won't factor into your application review at UCI.

Another distinguishing factor is their personal insight questions. You'll write four out of eight provided prompts, each with a 350-word maximum. These aren't meant to trick you, but they do seek an introspective angle to understand you better, so thoughtful self-analysis is key in your responses.

Lastly, remember to apply within the UC system's application window, which is from October 1st to November 30th. Checking your application multiple times before submitting it to ensure all information is accurate and complete can help avoid any mistakes or inaccuracies.

Good luck with your application to UCI! It's all about ensuring you meet their academic criteria while also demonstrating that you're a well-rounded student with interests, experiences, and a thought process that you're eager to bring to their campus community.

10 days ago

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