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Personal Insight Questions / Essays

Undergraduate Students

Yes, the UC application contains 8 total Personal Insight Questions. Freshman applicants must respond to 4 out of the 8 questions, and transfer applicants must respond to one required question and then an additional 3 out of the 7 remaining questions. More information about the Personal Insight Questions is available from the University of California Admissions - How to Apply.


Graduate Students

All graduate school applicants must submit a Statement of Purpose and a Statement of Personal Achievements/Contributions. More information about these requirements is available from the Graduate Division - How to Apply.

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