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27:46@dishitar:Do UC's re-weight classes or do they just take what they see on the transcript. I am asking this because my school does not weight our Honors courses but I thought UC's do.
29:20@anonymous:in terms of courseload, u r only compared to other ppl in ur grade in ur school right?
so like if 4 ppl in my grade skipped a math one year and are taking an ap math (while the other ppl r just taking honors), would those ppl just taking honors be at a disadvantage
*those in the ap have an advantage
31:02@anonymousems:do you think ucla/colleges in general will be more lenient with online learning? I got a B last semester in Honors Chem (+ im not going for stem major) because a lot of stuff happened like my friend was in the hospital and I developed depression bc of stay at home orders lol. also for context im in state for ucla
33:19@anonymous:If you are a sophmore in southern california look into vips a ucla initiative
34:52@TK:I did not understand what is meant by Honors: 23-36 for out-of-state. Pls explain one more time. Thanks
35:53@anonymous:Yeah I could only take 4 honors classes
36:52@anonymous:Do you recommend juniors to take the SAT? UCLA my top school and I will cry if I get rejected but also cry if I get in
38:51@anonymous:And then take ap classes my junior year. I take 3 honors classes and 1 level class
39:28@anonymousems:whoever said they will cry if they get in or they dont I feel you oml its my dream school
39:43@anonymous:is it better to have more and more APs as HS progresses or to have better and better grades as HS progresses?
40:31@anonymous:does the fact that classes are hard to get cause delayed graduation
42:27@anonymous:how many students were offered housing this quarter and last quarter during covid? and what kinds of students were prioritized and offered?
43:29@anonymous:would you say that opportunities for internships and jobs that come directly from UCLA connections are abundant or low in quantity?
44:53@ac130:does UCLA hold academic rigor and accomplishments with the same weight as extracurriculars or do they want/prefer one over the other?
45:44@anonymous:is UCLA very competitive among students
46:19@anonymous:does majoring in a social science automatically mean more reading/writing based courses and assessments?
47:54@anonymous:Has anyone ever seen harry styles on campus?
48:17@anonymous:Does UCLA offer summer pre college programs?
49:49@anonymous:do all UCs prioritize academics>>?
51:09@anonymous:are there really any advantages to the quarter system? i feel like the benefit of 10-week classes does not outweigh how overwhelming it can be and the courseload/frequency of assessments
53:16@anonymous:me, a senior watching this livestream 👁👄👁
53:16@anonymous:Will not submitting a test score affect my admission? I have not taken the SAT yet and am currently a junior
53:36@anonymous:would you say a 4.3 for in state junior is good on the academic side
53:42@anonymous:can we get a specific video on how to get into ucla computer science major please
53:52@dishitar:i have gotten 3 B's in my high school tenure but they have been in AP's and honors classes. Will this alleviate some of the disadvantage that comes from not having
55:04@ghermione:Hi! I am a sophomore looking into pre-med. I take courses after school at a community college nearby as part of an Early College Program at my high school (I take 2-3 classes a semester). Will that give me an advantage? Also, because this program is kind of time consuming, I don't have any leadership positions at school. I am in HOSA and Science Olympiad (academic clubs), and California Scholarship Federation and Acts of Random Kindness. I do math peer tutoring at school 4 hrs/week. I have a 4.71 GPA this year and a 4.42 GPA last year. What are my chances of getting in and what can I do to improve my chances?
55:17@stemcurious:Qualifications for UC regents scholarship?
55:54@anonymous:thats my uc gpa unweighted i have a 3.9
56:39@anonymous:wait where can i find the chancing engine?
57:02@anonymous:how similar is the business econ major compared to other schools' business programs?
57:40@anonymous:is regents more compeittive for ucla
58:02@BriannaM:Does UCLA take a holistic approach when it comes to applications?
58:27@ghermione:Will doing college courses in high school help? I'll have an associate degree by the time I graduate high school.
58:44@ghermione:Will doing CNA or EMT certification as a high schooler help get into a pre-med major?
59:28@anonymous:Would a C in an AP Calc class soph. year with a CS intended major kill admission chances for UCLA?
60:29@stemcurious:How does one qualify for regents scholarship
60:38@stemcurious:Can you elaborate on qualifying criteria for regents scholarship
60:43@dishitar:Do colleges understand the sparsity of opportunities during COVID or will UCLA basically frown on students with no research experience considerign that I want to major in biology but have no experience.
60:50@anonymous:is 3.9 gpa weighted for one semester going to kill your chances (sophomore year)
61:35@ghermione:yeah, some are dual enrolled. but i plan on sending a college transcript as well.
62:02@BriannaM:Which would you say is better to take, college dual-enrollment courses or AP classes? Also, thank you Elias and Priya. This was extremely helpful and informational.
62:55@ghermione:which do you think is better: CNA certification or EMT certification
64:26@anonymous:is it worth it to self study for some APs to beef up the amount of APs I have if my schedule didnt allow me to take many
64:48@anonymous:Can you explain how UC weights the GPA. Thank you.
66:50@ghermione:what are some good institutes/programs to do medical research as a highschooler?
67:34@anonymous:about 12 s after