The University of California is committed to making higher education available to all California students. This page includes a variety of college access and preparation resources — guides, posters, websites — for students, families, counselors and advisers.

For any questions, contact the Office of 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 Freshman Brochure, English PDF

An English version of a brochure for prospective freshman applicants and their families to consider UC as an affordable, attainable option for college.

Achieve UC Freshman Brochure, Spanish PDF

A Spanish version of a brochure for prospective freshman applicants and their families to consider UC as an affordable, attainable option for college.

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.

Transfer Admission Planner Link

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

UC Preparation Calendar, English PDF

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

UC Preparation Calendar, Spanish PDF

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

Apply

Personal Insight Questions: Guide for Freshman Applicants, English Link

A worksheet to help freshman applicants answer UC’s personal insight questions.

Personal Insight Questions: Guide for Freshman Applicants, Spanish PDF

A worksheet in Spanish to help freshman applicants answer UC’s personal insight questions.

Personal Insight Questions: Guide for Transfer Applicants, English Link

A worksheet to help transfer applicants answer UC’s personal insight questions.

Personal Insight Questions: Guide for Transfer Applicants, Spanish PDF

A worksheet in Spanish to help transfer applicants answer UC’s personal insight questions.

Personal Insight Questions: Writing Tips, English Link

Tips and techniques to help applicants answer UC's personal insight questions.

Personal Insight Questions: Writing Tips, Spanish PDF

A Spanish version of tips and techniques to help applicants answer UC's personal insight questions.

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.

Tuition and Financial Aid Link

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