Thursday, October 4, 2012

UC Berkeley Admissions Website

UC Berkeley has recently published a useful and interactive website for prospective students:

Fall 2013 UC Application Integrity

The Fall 2013 UC application for transfer admissions is now available. The submission period is November 1 through 30. As you begin to work on your application, I would like to remind you that ALL information you provide in the application MUST be complete, true, and your own work. Here is the statement provided on the UC application website:

Application Integrity Statement:

The UC application now includes additional language for students to acknowledge the integrity of their application prior to submission. UC would like to remind applicants that all information must be complete, accurate and their own work. Failure to submit accurate information will jeopardize consideration for admission to UC for the current or any future terms. Students found to have falsified application information will be subject to penalties. To see the full statement, please visit our website:

Some students have asked me, "But how will they know?" The question is not whether they know or not. The fact is, YOU will know if you provide false or incomplete information, and you will know that you have lied on your application. No future employer will want to hire a liar. Whatever your personal belief system is, know that wrong actions WILL come back to haunt you in some form or fashion. So be completely honest on your application; provide ALL of your academic history, and write your OWN personal statement. Don't "inflate" your awards, honors, accomplishments, or community service/work experience. Just be your best self.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cal Summer Experience 2012

The Cal Summer Experience-June 24-26, 2012 is a college prep program scheduled for three days and two nights stay on the Berkeley campus.

The Cal Summer Experience hosts (40) prospective transfer applicant and provides admissions sessions, lectures, Personal Statement writing workshops, application filing assistance, transcript evaluations, and a campus tour!

Selected participants will have current Berkeley students as resident advisors and will be able to interact and socialize with other students from all over the country.

Please visit the link below to complete the application and supporting documents which are due by April 16, 2012. If you have any questions or need more information please feel free to contact

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Important Update from CSU about Spring 2013 Admissions

If you were planning on transferring to a CSU campus for Spring 2013, please read this important announcement from the CSU Chancellor's office:

You may need to make a counseling appointment to revise your academic plan if this affects your transfer date. Contact the Counseling Center to make an appointment: 925-685-1230, ext. 2276 or 2278.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Information from UC Davis for Fall 2012 Transfers

Fall 2012 Transfer Admission Notifications
In late April, all UC Davis transfer applicants will be notified of their admission status by email and through MyAdmissions. Be sure to set up your MyAdmissions account today, if you haven't already done so, and keep your UC Davis Student ID and password in an accessible and secure location. Admitted students will also receive an admission letter and packet in the mail.

Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAGs)
Have you submitted a TAG for fall 2012? Visit our frequently asked questions page to learn more about UC Davis TAG decisions. Prospective students for fall 2013 and beyond are encouraged to begin working on their personal and academic history portion of the UC TAG Application. The UC TAG Application is for use by students and counselors; once you begin your UC TAG Application, authorized counselors can view your application to provide early guidance. Make sure to visit a counselor before you submit your UCD TAG application.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Two CSUs still accepting applications for Fall 2012

CSU East Bay and CSU Long Beach are still accepting applications from F-1 international students for Fall 2012 admissions. For details and to apply, go to

Monday, February 13, 2012

Pass/No Pass units

The deadline to change the grading option on a full-term class that is offered with the Student Choice grading option is this Thursday, February 16. Clink on the following link to see a handout from the Counseling department on Pass/No Pass coursework:

Monday, January 30, 2012

SFSU Information

Here are the latest headlines for international students interested in attending SFSU:

1. SFSU is still taking applications for Fall 2012 admissions from international students. The deadline is May 1. Apply online, using the International Student Application, at Some majors are closed. See CSUMentor for details.

2. The Spring 2013 admission application period will be August 1 through September 30, 2012. Apply online using CSUMentor.

3. Currently, F-1 students must provide proof of a minimum of $35,214 for one year of full-time study and cost of living.

4. SFSU provides a pre-admissions evaluation of foreign transcripts for $90. For details, visit

5. Visit SFSU's Office of International Programs on Facebook:

6. Watch SFSU's OIP channel on YouTube:

Check the DVC Career, Employment, and Transfer Services office schedule for visits from a SFSU representative:

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Transfer Day

On Monday, February 6, DVC will host a transfer event in the Cafeteria and Trophy Room. Representatives from various universities will be present to answer questions and talk to students from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. All representatives will have some expertise with F-1 international student admissions and transfer. Please take advantage of this fantastic opportunity and plan to attend Spring 2012 Transfer Day!