How to write the UC essays

Recorded Monday, August 16 at 10:00 PM

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About this livestream


Learn how to write an awesome University of California essay for every single prompt.

Yesh will provide an in-depth breakdown of each of the UC essay prompts, discussing how to write a great essay in response to each one. He'll also share his take on the essays and topics you shouldn't write about for each prompt.

Finally, he'll open up the floor for a Q&A session, where he'll answer any and all questions about the UC essays and talk about how to set yourself apart with your essay.

Your host

Undergrad College: Boston University '20

Major: Medical Science

Graduate College: Boston University School of Medicine

Work Experience: I've been working at CollegeVine for 3 years mentoring students through BS/MD and undergraduate admissions. I am currently a medical student and have done research at Boston Medical Center, Dana-Farber, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Yesh and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
12:20@hraj:Does the prompt have to be e act 350 words or can be over a little.
16:56@raq_1028:so if you're a dull person, would this make the essay process harder?
18:38@AaronT:Can/should the talent be related to your major? Is it fine if it is not related?
19:31@hraj:Is talking about musical instruments is that cliche?
20:42@raq_1028:this doesn't have anything to do with essay writing, but does applying undecided hurt your chances?
32:20@primelime:Would talking about COVID-19 be too cliche/expected for prompt #5?
33:19@hraj:can we use few stem subjects and relate to the major?
41:44@Jayzee:If I am applying form Canada, how competitive is the UC group for internatonal applicat?
43:07@Kadin:Are the UC questions similar to the Common App questions?
44:19@raq_1028:when you apply for financial aid, do you pay back grants?


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