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What exactly is the ELC Program?

xAbre1200xAbre1200 Registered User Posts: 183 Junior Member
My tutor told me about the ELC Program
http://www.ucop.edu/sas/elc/

But im still not really sure what it is or how I can sign up for it. They say that through their program, the top 4% or something will be accepted into UC's?

Its confusing....
I'd really like to make it in a UC and i'm quite interested in their program.
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Replies to: What exactly is the ELC Program?

  • xAbre1200xAbre1200 Registered User Posts: 183 Junior Member
    Also, i'm not sure how to sign up for it. I tried looking around their website.. but its really poorly designed T_T
  • ebeeeeeebeeeee Registered User Posts: 5,199 Senior Member
    You don't sign up for it. The UCs automatically consider anyone at a public HS in CA. If you are eligible, it's the top 4% of your graduating class, they will send you a letter. Go to the UC websites and search ELC.

    http://www.ucop.edu/sas/elc/
  • kyledavid80kyledavid80 Registered User Posts: 8,093 Senior Member
    You should have already been notified of ELC status.
  • researchermomresearchermom Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    Just another point, that top 4% is based on your UC GPA which is different than your own school ranking system in most cases. UC looks only at sophmore and junior year grades and in academic subjects only. Also, even if you get ELC, it doesn't mean you automatically get into Berkely or UCLA. It means you are guaranteed admission to "a UC campus". Of course, ELC helps and I believe all UC schools but the top two do all but guaranty admission to ELC applicants. Only one I can't recall is UC San Diego.
  • kyledavid80kyledavid80 Registered User Posts: 8,093 Senior Member
    ^^ UCSD technically doesn't guarantee it, but the acceptance rate for ELC students at UCSD is ~90%, so it's more or less a guarantee.
  • ShrinkrapShrinkrap Registered User Posts: 11,788 Senior Member
    From the ELC website
    "ELC and Statewide Eligibility and Admissions

    Eligibility in the Statewide Context and Eligibility in the Local Context are the two main paths to freshman eligibility. California high school students who attain eligibility in the statewide context or eligibility in the local context are both guaranteed a space at the University of California, though not necessarily the campus or major of choice. ELC and statewide eligibility provide the same guarantee.


    Eligibility in the Statewide Context (statewide eligibility) is the pathway by which most students attain UC eligibility and is determined when a student applies to the University. To be eligible in the statewide context, students must have a high school diploma or equivalency, and satisfy certain subject, scholarship and examination requirements. To be statewide eligible, students must satisfactorily complete a specific pattern of 15 UC-approved courses by the end of the senior year, take two SAT Subject Tests and either the ACT Assessment plus Writing or the SAT Reasoning Test no later than December 2007, have a minimum UC GPA of 3.0 and meet the eligibility index. For more details about statewide eligibility, please visit the Freshman Admission section of the UC Admissions site.

    Eligibility in the Local Context (ELC) is determined during the summer between the junior and senior years of high school. Students are notified of their eligibility in the fall semester of their senior year of high school before they apply to the University. To be eligible in the local context, a student must attend an eligible school that participates in the program, have his or her transcript submitted to UC with the high school's ELC submission packet, satisfactorily complete a specific pattern of 11 UC-approved courses by the end of the junior year and be ranked in the top percent of his or her high school class according to UC ELC evaluation rules. Students who are eligible in the local context must do the following to complete their eligibility and be admitted to the University:

    Maintain a 3.0 GPA
    Complete all coursework requirements for freshman admission by the end of senior year
    Take two SAT Subject Tests and either the Assessment plus Writing or the SAT Reasoning Test-no later than December 2007 (for fall 2008 admission), and
    Apply to the University by the November 30 application deadline. "

    The way I (choose) to interpret this is that ELC is one of three equal paths to guarenteed admission at a UC.

    "ELC and statewide eligibility provide the same guarantee."

    It's designed for kids whose resources don't get them there in the statewide context. People who are even close to the are pretty good students in all but the "worst" schools. I think the admit rates are "associated" with the student caliber and not caused by the ELC status.
  • xAbre1200xAbre1200 Registered User Posts: 183 Junior Member
    I go to a Private HighSchool.... so does that mean they are not automatically notified of my GPA?
  • ShrinkrapShrinkrap Registered User Posts: 11,788 Senior Member
    My daughter goes to a private too. They submitted names, although we weren't aware at the time. You can search for your schools submission here

    https://www.ucelc.org/ucschoolstatus/school_status_search.htm
  • xAbre1200xAbre1200 Registered User Posts: 183 Junior Member
    If our names were not submitted, is there anything we can do?
  • ebeeeeeebeeeee Registered User Posts: 5,199 Senior Member
    In a word NO
  • leungpy1leungpy1 Registered User Posts: 329 Member
    One question here. How do you find your high school's ATP code? Thanks.
  • bluebayoubluebayou Registered User Posts: 25,562 Senior Member
    ATP code is the same code collegeboard uses to report test scores.

    fwiw: Cal and UCLA accept ~60% of ELC students, making it a match.

    shrinkwrap: your interpretation is correct.
  • kyledavid80kyledavid80 Registered User Posts: 8,093 Senior Member
    fwiw: Cal and UCLA accept ~60% of ELC students, making it a match.

    With an acceptance rate that low, it can't really determine reach/match/safety, just like one can be a reach for a school with a 50% acceptance rate. When the admit rate for ELC is 90%+, it's clear that it's mainly numbers (in particular, GPA/rank) determining admission, so it can be considered a safety. But if you look at the admit rates for ELC students at Berkeley/UCLA, it's obvious they're considering much more than that. Statistically, there's about a 50/50 chance that an ELC student will also meet their standards -- i.e. there's a 50/50 chance that if you're an ELC student, it's a match.
  • aquamarineeaquamarinee Registered User Posts: 3,028 Senior Member
    You don't have to be from a public school... I got it, and I'm from a PRIVATE school. Big misconception.
  • APOLAPOL Registered User Posts: 1,781 Senior Member
    I was under the impression the ELC program is RESTRICTED to public school students only.It is tied into a state referendum for state monies for the state public colleges/universities. You are guaranteed admission into the UC system if you are in the top 4% of your graduating class...and then the other factors come into play-with regard to the UC A-G course requirements/SAT/ACT scores. Students are advised of their selection by their gc.
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