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ryanxingryanxing Posts: 1,330Registered User Member
1. Are teacher and counselor recommendations in essay form?

2. I heard that it's possible to have guaranteed admission to the UC system (doesn't matter which school to me - I want to know so I can determine whether or not I will have a guaranteed school as safety). How does that work?
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Replies to: UC Questions

  • jshainjshain Posts: 3,930Registered User Senior Member
    It is called the Eligibility In The Local Context (ELC) prgram. You must graduate in the top 4% of a CA HS to qualify. You are usually offered acceptance into one of the secondary UC's. My daughter was offered admission into UC Santa Barbara several years ago.
  • ryanxingryanxing Posts: 1,330Registered User Member
    So it's completely based on rank. =(
    Nevermind.
  • $KingsElite$$KingsElite$ Posts: 2,322Registered User Senior Member
    UCs don't accept letters of recommendation.
  • bluebayoubluebayou Posts: 20,989Registered User Senior Member
    if you are instate, you are essentially guaranteed a slot at a UC -- it may only be Merced, but you'll be in -- IFF you meet all of the minimal eligibility criteria.
  • ryanxingryanxing Posts: 1,330Registered User Member
    I'm still confused at why 95%+ of the admits to schools such as Riverside or Merced are ranked in the top 10% of their class... my rank is subpar at best.
  • ajdavidson07ajdavidson07 Posts: 757Registered User Member
    becausseee only motivated, talented, and successful students go to higher education such as the UC's... what kind of question is that
  • bluebayoubluebayou Posts: 20,989Registered User Senior Member
    the UC top 10% is 'estimated' since only half the California public high schools even rank students.
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