The Office of Diversity and Engagement is committed to making higher education available to all California students. Through our programs, initiatives and services, we seek to advance access, diversity and inclusion for students and teachers throughout the state.

To support students academically, we provide materials on college access and preparation through the office and our education partners. This page includes a variety of resources – guides, posters, websites – to help students, families, counselors and advisers prepare for, apply to and afford the University of California.

For any questions, contact Diversity and Engagement at ucdiversity@ucop.edu or (510) 987-9776.

Prepare

Achieve UC Link

This website shares how UC is accessible, affordable and welcoming for all students.

Achieve UC: A Guide for Preparing for the University of California, English PDF

This planning guide provides information for high school students about becoming prepared to apply to UC.

Achieve UC : A Guide for Preparing for the University of California, Spanish PDF

The Spanish version of this planning guide provides information for high school students about becoming prepared to apply to UC.

Achieve UC Inspirational Poster PDF

A downloadable poster with inspirational messages about preparing for UC.

Achieve UC Posters: Fast Facts PDF

A set of three downloadable posters with fast facts about UC.

K-12 Programs Link

This site summarizes UC programs that help California K-12 students build a foundation for success in college and career.

Pathways to the University of California, English Link

A downloadable guide that outlines steps for qualifying for admission to the University of California.

Pathways to the University of California, Mandarin Link

A Mandarin version of a downloadable guide that outlines steps for qualifying for admission to the University of California.

Pathways to the University of California, Spanish Link

A Spanish version of a downloadable guide that outlines steps for qualifying for admission to the University of California.

Transfer Admission Planner Link

An online tool designed to help prospective UC students transferring from California community colleges track and plan their coursework.

Transfer Planner, English PDF

This downloadable guide provides tips and requirements for California community college students to transfer to UC.

Transfer Planner, Spanish PDF

A Spanish version of a downloadable guide that provides tips and requirements for California community college students to transfer to UC.

UC Preparation Calendar, English PDF

A 4-year academic planner for high school students preparing for college.

UC Preparation Calendar, Spanish PDF

A Spanish version of a 4-year academic planner for high school students preparing for college.

UC TAP Postcard PDF

A postcard that encourages prospective UC transfer students to track and plan their coursework at uctap.universityofcalifornia.edu.

Apply

Personal Insight Questions Link

A list of personal insight questions for the UC application and guidance on how to answer them.

Personal Insight Questions Video Link

A video that provides tips for students from underrepresented backgrounds who are the first in their families to apply for college, or whose schools have limited counseling resources.

Quick Reference for Counselors Link

An online booklet that serves as a resource for California’s nearly 15,000 college counselors who assist prospective applicants as they prepare for UC admission.

UC Admissions Website Link

A comprehensive resource for applying to the University of California.

Afford

Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan Link

The Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan is a financial aid program intended to expand access to UC for lower-income students.

Paying for UC Link

An overview of UC financial aid, how it works, and what’s available for students.