Undergraduate Admissions Systems

The Undergraduate Admission Systems unit provides application development and support for application systems sponsored by UCOP Student Affairs and the nine campus Undergraduate Admissions Offices.

The systems supported by the Undergraduate Admission Systems team are listed below.

  • applyUC  (Undergraduate Admission Application)
    UC’s undergraduate admissions application is 100% electronic (there is no paper application.) It is a centralized process, I.e., an applicant submits a single application for one or all nine UC undergraduate campuses.

    applyUC is a fully integrated system that handles all aspects of the undergraduate admissions application process. It provides application data out to the campuses, and processes admit decisions and other admissions-related data. It also provides interfaces for UCOP and campus administrators to carry out associated functions.

    applyUC is a custom UC Java/J2EE web-based application, using open frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate, running at the ITS Data Center in the Linux Shared Services environment. It is a high-volume, 24x7x365 system. In the recent Fall 2013 admissions application cycle, over 174,000 applications were submitted and processed.
    ASSIST is the official repository of college and university course articulation – how course credits earned at one college or university can be applied towards a degree after transferring to another – between the three public segments of California higher education (the California Community College (CCC) system, the California State University (CSU) system, and UC.

    ASSIST stores articulation information and provides an online information tool for community college faculty, staff, and students interested in transfer. ASSIST is an inter-segmentally funded and managed project for which the University of California is the fiscal agent. The Undergraduate Admission Systems team provides technical oversight and advice to ASSIST on behalf of UC.