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More UC Application Questions?

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Okay! A few questions…answer whatever you know because I know I’m asking a lot :p

So first off..
2nd semester junior year I was seriously depressed and my grades showed that. My counselor at school told me to add that into additional comments (she was with me all throughout the experience so yeah..) but should I add that in the additional comments with my personal statements or additional comments about my classes?

I don’t understand what they mean by Educational Preparation Programs?
Examples of that other than what they say in the application please? They say…
Add and briefly describe any programs or activities that have enriched your academic experiences or helped you to prepare for college. Such programs may provide information, counseling, tutoring or other service or offer academic enrichment, research opportunities or special study opportunities, such as study abroad.

And lastly…
On Halloween my best friend committed suicide. Since then I’ve been talking to Health Classes at school and Youth Groups at churches talking about prevention/awareness, coping, and just overall my experience with it. My goal is to become a therapist or psychiatrist so I feel that this would be a good thing to add into my application since it pertains in a way…should I just try to include this in one of my personal statements somewhere, additional comments, or maybe activities?

Thank you!!

Best answer:

Answer by AskMsSun
Educational preparation programs are “designed to help students prepare for university study [and] may include academic enrichment programs sponsored by colleges/universities, research programs and study-abroad programs.”

Below is a list of the educational preparation programs that are sponsored by the UCs. Look for them at your school and do your best to participate in them.

ATDP (Academic Talent Development Program) – through Berkeley

Cal-SOAP – available throughout California

CBOP (Career Based Outreach Program) – through UCLA

COSMOS (The California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science) – available from several UC campuses

EAOP (Early Academic Outreach Program) – through all UC campuses

EGC (Educational Guidance Center) – through Berkeley

Educational Talent Search – available at most UC and CSU campuses, search for “trio talent search” or “educational talent search” at a UC/CSU campus near you

GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) – available throughout California

MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement), including MESA Schools Programs, SUCCESS Through Collaboration and California Community College Program – available throughout California

PDP (Professional Development Program) – through Berkeley

Puente Program – students are identified for the program at the end of their 8th grade year

UCCP (UC College Prep Initiative) – check with your high school

UCSC SAGE (Students Acquiring “A-G” Expectations) – check with your high school

UCSF Internships – search “high school internship” at the UCSF website for available opportunities

Upward Bound – available from all UC campuses; check with your high school

Young Entrepreneurs at Haas – through Berkeley

Other educational preparation programs that may be available to you:

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) – check with your high school

College Bound – check with your high school

UC Berkeley Incentive Awards Program (IAP) and Pre-Collegiate Academy (PCA) – check with your high school; list of participating PCA high schools

Summer Search is a national leadership development program that helps low-income young people graduate high school, go to college, gain successful careers, and give back to society

Study abroad – there are a variety of study abroad and exchange programs available and many offer scholarships to cover part or all of the expenses. Here are some programs that offer full or partial scholarships: ISS Service Learning in Paris and Youth For Understanding

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